North Carolina Vacation Information

North Carolina Vacation Information
With its varying terrain, mountain regions and waterways, North Carolina is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. They can kayak or canoe on slow-moving rivers, trek up invigorating trails, ride down mountain bike paths or climb up or rappel down cliffs and ledges.


There are numerous lodging options such as state parks with campsites, year-round resorts with scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains, oceanfront all-suites properties or upscale condominiums on an island.

Outdoor Activities

The four national forests offer opportunities to hike to a waterfall, camp on a mountain or canoe on coastal swamp. Kayaking, whitewater rafting and windsurfing are activities possible in the surrounding lakes, rivers, streams and ocean.

Family Fun

Family-centric activities include observing marine life in three coastal aquariums, visiting theme parks, snow tubing, admiring waterfalls, hiking up mountains or riding whitewater rapids.

Dining Options

The many restaurants located throughout the state can satisfy varying palates. They run from family-style options to award-winning gourmet wineries and oceanfront dining.


North Carolina has various resorts and spas within the coastal, mountain and Piedmont areas. After a day of hiking, biking or other outdoor activities, a visit to one of the luxurious spas is perfect for relaxing tired muscles.

Article Written By Cristina Dimen

Cristina Dimen is a freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience. She honed her skills within the publishing and advertising industries and non-profit sector. She served as an editor for a trade magazine and recruiter for editorial and print production staffing. She received her bachelor's degree in marketing from State University of New York - Empire State College.

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