Thinking about a vacation in North Carolina? From picturesque beaches to charming mountain towns, this state offers it all and then some, including these especially fabulous places to visit.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone is a perfect place to base your stay if you’d like to experience the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor pursuits. Ride the 20 miles of twisting bike trails through Pisgah National Forest, take a heart-pounding whitewater rafting trip, search for rare gemstones in gem mines, or enjoy a scenic hike. When you’re ready for a break from all of that activity, you can catch a show at the theater, enjoy shopping for unique items downtown and browsing exhibitions at the Turchin Center for Visual Art. Boone also hosts a wealth of restaurants serving everything from Carolina-style barbecue to international cuisine.