Do you have a trip to North Carolina on your bucket list? If so, you’re in for a treat and there’s no time like the present to get started with planning. Follow these recommendations from the professional travel agents and travel gurus to get the most out of your tip to North Carolina. From the Appalachian Mountains to the stunning white sands of the Crystal Coast and all the Southern Hospitality in between, a trip to North Carolina will exceed your expectations. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and book the fabulous Crowe Plaza properties along your route.
Start your journey in the picturesque college town of Asheville at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Asheville boasts a very progressive restaurant scene with multiple farm to fork restaurant options and very creative food truck options. Be sure to allow ample time for a visit to the Biltmore Estate and gardens. This spectacular turn of the century mansion was once the largest private home in the country. Filled with period pieces and a spectacular art collection it will not disappoint. The gardens are spectacular and offer surprises at nearly every turn.
Continue your journey east to the Piedmont Triad towns of Greensboro, Winston Salem and high Point. Once renown for textiles, tobacco and furniture, this robust economy is now a hot bed of national businesses. A vibrant down town scene, multiple parks and a huge array of outdoor music options, these towns offer entertainment from nearly very genre. Be sure to schedule a side trip to the town of Lexington, just south of the Piedmont Triad for some of the best bar-b-que in the country.
Continue east to the Triangle cities of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. Raleigh, the state’s capital boasts spectacular architecture and some of the finest universities in the country. A visit to the Duke Gardens is not to be missed. Scheduling your trip in the fall around the state fair will result in a grand time for the entire family and memories that will last a life time.
Continue east to the white sandy beaches of the Crystal Coast beach towns of Emerald Isle, Pine Knoll Shores and Atlantic Beach. Spread out your beach chairs and grab a book or a surf board and enjoy the remaining days of your stay in North Carolina.