North Carolina

Average flight time from UK: 8 hours 39 mins    Capital: Raleigh

Discover a captivating journey where the vibrant spirit of North Carolina and South Carolina invites you for an unforgettable experience. Nestled side by side along the Atlantic coast, these states offer a seamless blend of epic history, stunning beaches, and culinary delights that can easily be explored in one enchanting trip.


North Carolina, a state of remarkable diversity, beckons with its rich tapestry of experiences. From the quiet allure of Raleigh, with its treasured North Carolina Museum of Art, to the pulsating energy of Charlotte, the heart of NASCAR stock car racing, the state thrums with varied rhythms of life. Venture to the Outer Banks, where the Wright Brothers' historic flight echoes across Kill Devil Hills, and embrace the tranquility of stretches of sand in Wilmington, ideal for a seaside retreat.


Yet, the state's allure doesn't end at the coastline. Journey west to find yourself amidst the wild beauty of the Pisgah National Forest and the rolling Appalachian landscapes. Here, the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway offers miles of scenic drives, while adventurers can trace the paths of the Appalachian Trail or navigate the thrilling curves of 'The Dragon' on Highway 129. History buffs and architecture enthusiasts will find solace in the grandeur of the Biltmore Estate, the nation's largest private home, now a realm of exploration and relaxation.


Culinary journeys await as well, with the North Carolina Barbecue Society’s Historic Trail offering a taste of authentic 'cue culture. Asheville's craft beer scene and Calabash's claim as the Seafood Capital of the World promise delights for every palate. For thrill-seekers, northeastern North Carolina offers windsurfing, hang-gliding, and kiteboarding adventures amidst stunning natural settings.

But the discovery doesn't stop there. South Carolina, with its own rich tapestry of experiences, complements its northern neighbor. From the historic charm of Charleston to the golfing greens of Myrtle Beach and the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the state weaves its own story of beauty and excitement.


Together, North and South Carolina offer a journey through landscapes that have inspired movies, nourished spirits, and provided countless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. From mountain peaks to ocean shores, from bustling cities to serene trails, this is a region that beckons you to explore, indulge, and immerse yourself in the splendor of the Carolinas. 


Set off on a voyage where every turn is a new chapter, every path leads to discovery, and every moment is an invitation to enjoy the extraordinary.


      Carolina Calling: A Journey Through History, Nature, and Culinary Delights

North Carolina Unveiled: Discover Hidden Gems, Must-Do Adventures, and Picturesque Escapes 

Here are a few hidden gems, must-do activities, and Instagrammable spots in North Carolina, each offering a unique slice of the state's natural beauty and cultural heritage:


Hidden Gems:

  1. Linville Gorge - Known as the "Grand Canyon of the East," this spectacular canyon in the Pisgah National Forest features dramatic cliffs, lush forests, and the roaring Linville Falls. The challenging Linville Gorge Loop trail offers awe-inspiring views, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts​​.
  2. Hanging Rock State Park - Located in the Sauratown Mountains, this park offers over 20 miles of trails leading to beautiful vistas, waterfalls, and rock formations. The Hanging Rock Trail ends with a panoramic view from the iconic Hanging Rock itself​​.
  3. Shackleford Banks - Part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, this remote barrier island is known for its wild horses, clear waters, and unspoiled beaches. Accessible only by ferry, it's a perfect spot for a tranquil escape​​.

Must-Do Activities:

  1. Sandboarding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park - Home to the tallest natural sand dunes on the East Coast, this park offers a unique adventure. Explore the dunes by hiking, sandboarding, or hang-gliding, especially magical at sunset​​.
  2. Paddleboarding in Merchants Millpond State Park - This 760-acre millpond is surrounded by cypress swamps and lush forests, offering a unique glimpse into North Carolina’s coastal plain ecosystem. Paddle through serene waters to spot diverse flora and fauna​​.

Instagrammable Spots:

  1. Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky, Raleigh - Located in the North Carolina Museum of Art, this outdoor exhibit by British artist Chris Drury resembles a hobbit house and is a unique spot for photos​​.
  2. Cape Lookout National Seashore - With 56 miles of pristine beaches accessible only by boat, this area offers unblemished natural beauty perfect for capturing your moments of tranquility and adventure​​.
  3. Saluda - 40 miles south of Asheville, this quaint town offers a charming backdrop with its historic Saluda Train Depot and scenic views, ideal for a walking tour and capturing timeless moments​​.

Each of these destinations in North Carolina offers its own unique appeal, whether you're looking for adventure, a quiet escape, or a picturesque setting for your next photo. They embody the diverse beauty and cultural richness that North Carolina is celebrated for.

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   Time difference to the UK - 5 hours

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