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Popular Attractions in North Carolina

If you're a first time visitor to North Carolina, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in North Carolina.

What are some good attractions in North Carolina?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in North Carolina.

Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road Asheville, NC

+1 (828) 225-6776
Wicked Weed Brewing
91 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC
Biltmore Ave Buncombe County, NC
Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Hwy Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
195 Hemphill Knob Rd Asheville, NC

(828) 298-5330
Halcyon Flavors From the Earth
500 S Tryon St Charlotte, NC

(704) 910-0865
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy Charlotte, NC

(704) 391-3900
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
426 Anderson St Durham, NC
Duke University
100 PO Box Durham, NC
Anywhere! Asheville, NC

(828) 251-1122
Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center
2356 US-17 South Mills, NC

(252) 771-8333
Ocracoke Island
Hyde County, NC
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Dare County, NC
Discovery Place
301 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC

(704) 372-6261
French Broad Brewery
101 Fairview Rd Buncombe County, NC

(828) 277-0222


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"If you want to see the Biltmore Estate, then go to Asheville."  See More

"By far my favorite of the 20 we tried were Wicked Weed Brewing or Burial Beer Co!"  See More

"As you continue further south (mind you, this is a slow road very winding for multiple days), you'll end at Waynesboro (Virginia), where you'll quickly pick up and continue on the Blue Ridge Parkway - North Entrance e and continue down that for a day or two, passing through Asheville to of course check out one of the largest homes in the world, the Vanderbilt mansion BILTMORE HOUSE."  See More

"Some other great breweries: Green Man, Highland Brewing Company, and French Broad Brewery."  See More

"You could also start in Cherokee at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and take the Blue Ridge Parkway up  to Grandfather Mountain and on up to the Virginia boarder."  See More

"My favorites are Halcyon Flavors From the Earth (Uptown) -- a great farm-to-table experience."  See More

"For outdoors, the US National Whitewater Center and Freedom Park are excellent choices."  See More

"Sarah P Duke Gardens - it may be a bit off season but still beautiful."  See More

"You might also want to check out nearby Durham (North Carolina) where Duke University offers lots of cultural programs, many of them free."  See More

"I agree that Asheville is a very interesting town."  See More

"second stop)  Then cross down to Baltimore and go over onto the Eastern Shore (third stop) to Cape Charles and take the Bridge Tunnel to Norfolk (third stop) Then just stay on US Route 17 to the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center and on to Wilmington (fourth stop) Myrtle Beach Charleston (fifth stop) and Savannah (sixth stop"  See More

"You can also visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial You can take a car ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island (free) and then there is a ferry (which requires payment) to get to Cedar Island Down at Kure Beach there is a state park and museum if any of you are interested in the Civil War."  See More

"The seashore route would take you down US 301 to La Plata and then down US 17 to Gloucester (which is a nice littel walled historic district), and then on down to Virginia Beach From here you could go to Elizabeth City and then hang a right and go over to Nags Head and visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial."  See More

"Check out the EpiCentre, Discovery Place, Anheuser Busch Dandelion Market, and so much more right there!"  See More

Where can I find out more about North Carolina?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about North Carolina.

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