In the heart of Chapel Hill, The Carolina Inn is a landmark hotel adjacent to the University of North Carolina campus. Built in 1924 by UNC alumnus John Sprunt Hill, Carolina Inn is an old world charmer where Southern hospitality can be experienced at its best. [Read more…]
Rising over 1,600’ in Gaston County sits a beautiful mountain offering plenty of outdoor activities. Hop on a hiking trail, fish or canoe on a scenic lake, and discover plenty of stunning vistas. For a more extreme adventure, go rock climbing or camping inside this state park. Whatever suits your interest, Crowders Mountain is worthy of your time spent among a beautiful piece of preserved land. [Read more…]
Spanning 85-miles of North Carolina’s beautiful coastline, The Crystal Coast connects historic Beaufort to lovely Emerald Isle. Here you will find beautiful beaches, an historic coastal town, a lighthouse to climb, and plenty of outdoor fun to make The Crystal Coast your family’s next vacation destination.
The lure of cooler temperatures, gorgeous autumn leaves, and an easy-going city puts Asheville at the top of the list for a great fall getaway. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this mountaintop town is brimming with family activities, great restaurants, and fun attractions all wrapped up in a cool mountain vibe.
Located in the heart of our state, Raleigh is a fascinating place to visit. North Carolina’s Capitol City is brimming with family attractions that are both fun and educational. You’ll find it a budget-friendly destination! Check out the following free or low cost attractions, and then find a day or weekend to experience this great city. My girls and I spent a couple of days in Raleigh and here’s what we liked best.