North Carolina Travel Planner

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North Carolina travel is fun to plan:  here are some great trip ideas and destinations to help you plan your North Carolina getaway.

The Outer Banks, home of wild ponies, legendary pirates, sentinel lighthouses, and adventurous flying pioneers.  Seaside fun includes beautiful beaches, unique stilt houses, and historical forays.  The Wright brothers’ Kittyhawk is a short distance from the first English settlement on Roanoke Island.  Continuing down the coast are many well known lighthouses including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States.

Inland, see Pilot Mountain National Natural Landmark, which rises 1400 feet

above the Piedmont plateau.  Guilford Courthouse was the site where General Nathanael Greene stopped the British Army invasion of North Carolina in 1781.  The Battle of Bentonville in 1865 was the largest Civil War Battle fought in North Carolina.  Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is a spectacular rock formation on the Neuse River.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern US.  North Carolina’s mountains also include Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi, rising to 6, 685 feet.  New River is thought to be one of the oldest rivers in North America, and Whitewater Falls is arguably the highest waterfall in the eastern US, with an over 400 foot drop.

 

 

Plan your North Carolina Travel