Welcome to our things to do in North Carolina bucket list.
This is your hub for all the best places to visit in NC, including top North Carolina attractions, cool cities and small towns, unique outdoor adventures, beautiful beaches and mountain getaways.
In this post down below, you’ll find links to our content on each region.
That includes things to do, best tips, recommended hotels, tours and deals. We’re adding to this the more we explore North Carolina, so keep checking back.
All of our content is based upon personal travel experience, not desk research. We walk our talk so can give you the most relevant and personal recommendations and stories.
We live in Raleigh, and have finally stopped full time travel, so be prepared for loads of North Carolina content.
Our North Carolina Bucket List ideas (so far)
This is what we’ve personally experienced in North Carolina so far:
The Triangle Region
Looking for cool Triangle experiences: that is Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill!
North Carolina Mountains
A mountain getaway is easy in North Carolina with the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s also home to my favorite lake in the US
- Visit Asheville: Breweries and Waterfalls
- Climb to the top of Chimney Rock
- Slip into serenity at Lake Lure
- I carried a watermelon at the Dirty Dancing festival, Lake Lure
- Tips for visiting The Biltmore Estate – America’s largest home
- Cycling the Cade Coves Loop, Great Smoky Mountain National Park (over the border in Tennessee)
Book Car Rental for NC
Booking North Carolina Accommodation
Each of the posts below have accommodation recommendations specific to the destination and from our personal experiences + ones we have thoroughly reviewed. We recommend the following two booking sites:
North Carolina Video Playlist
What Are Your Favorite Things to do in NC?
As you can see from the comments, we already have so many wonderful tips on places to visit in NC. Please shares yours as well.
We absolutely love living in North Carolina, it’s one of our favorite US states, and we are huge North Carolina Tar Heels fans and love getting among the college sports scene.
We know there are so many places we have yet to see and places we need to explore more of in NC.
So, when we visit again we still want to experience the popular attractions in North Carolina, but can you suggest other places to visit? What are your best tips for a vacation in NC?
Some experiences on our North Carolina bucket list that we have not done include:
- Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Explore the Outer Banks
- Eat BBQ – NC is famous for it
- Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington (content coming soon)
- Carolina basketball game – we’ve been to loads! No content yet.
Please share your tips in the comments section down below.