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North Carolina Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
One of Southern states of the US, North Carolina has three distinct regions that offer visitors with an endless variety of attractions and activities. Whether you are longing for a taste of Appalachian culture and music in the mountains or are planning to experience the hustle and bustle of the city in Charlotte or are looking forward to a nice vacation at the beach in Wilmington, North Carolina would surely not disappoint. As a matter of fact, millions of tourists flock to the state every year, making it the sixth most-visited state in the US, after California, Florida, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania.
Because of its popularity as a tourist destination, North Carolina has a lot of accommodation options that would suit different types of travelers. Most of these options are listed here to help you out in choosing the one that would be best for your needs and budget. You can choose from Outer Banks vacation rentals, Nags Head vacation homes, Charlotte rental homes and many other North Carolina vacation home rentals that would guarantee you the most relaxing and comfortable stay. Also, to help you save on your accommodation expenses, make sure to check out all of the North Carolina vacation specials and North Carolina vacation deals that we have.
Best Tourist Attractions in North Carolina
Here are some of the best North Carolina tourist attractions that you could add to your trip itinerary while staying at a North Carolina vacation home.
The North Carolina Art Museum is a good attraction to start your holiday with especially if you are staying at a Raleigh vacation rental. The museum is considered to be one of the most revered artistic institutions in the state. As you enter the museum, you would be welcomed by beautiful bronze and stone sculptures which are almost an ode to the amazing artistic experience which await you. Make sure to explore the entire museum to see the works of famous artists including Picasso and Matisse.
Located in Charlotte and actually right on the state borders of North and South Carolina, Carowinds Amusement Park allows visitors to walk from one to state to the other as they please as well as enjoy with the plethora of exciting rides that the whole family would certainly enjoy. If you are planning to visit the park, it might be a good idea to rent a Charlotte vacation home nearby to make traveling even more convenient.
Considered as one of the most magnificent displays of the recreation of history, Battleship North Carolina is located in the bays of Wilmington. It is an iron-clad vessel which features the real steelwork and the gristle of the naval forces. After taking the tour, you can visit the museum on board to discover more about the interesting history of the ship as well as other general information about maritime resources.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Grotto Falls is one of the most popular national parks in the whole world, while Grotto Falls is one of the park's most famous attractions. If you are staying at a Bryson City vacation rental, be sure to go here to see the breathtaking 25-fot waterfall which borrowed its name from the naturally-made recess that allows the park's main hiking trail to go through behind the falls.
Jackson Building is a massive skyscraper which sits right at the heart of Asheville. If you are staying at an Asheville vacation rental, you should be able to get a view of this towering structure. The building was constructed back in 1925 and is still standing tall to this day, representing the power of modern advancements.
Appalachian Trail is a world-famous trail which makes its way through the beautiful North Carolina wilderness. If you want to go on a nature hike, this would be the best destination to go to as you would be able to see plenty of stunning views as you traverse the ridges, slopes and the sweeping valleys of the trail. After visiting the Jackson Building, you might want to go here before heading back to your Asheville rental home to experience the natural beauty of North Carolina.
Also located on the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the Sugarlands Trail is also a great hiking destination as it offers a view of plenty of wildflowers during the spring. Aside from this, the trail also has a river crossing as well as some areas that are believed to the habitat of ancient people millions of years ago.
Another must-see attraction in Asheville, the Basilica St. Lawrence is a red-brick Catholic Church offers a gorgeous display of antiquated beauty through its Spanish Renaissance exterior and a spacious interior. As you go inside, you would be able to witness beautiful stained glass windows, intricately carved statues of saints and many other forms of religious art.
If you are staying at Greensboro, you might want to pass by the International Civil Rights Center and Museum where you can learn plenty of information about the ideas and concepts surrounding civil rights.
The Crystal Coast is a scenic stretch of beaches and towns situated in Carteret County in North Carolina. It is a great attraction and destination for all kinds of tourists. If you go here and rent an Outer Banks beach vacation home in the summer, you should be able to find yourself busy with all kinds of things that you can do. Some attractions that you can see here would be lighthouses, Fort Macon State Park, the North Carolina Aquarium, the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. As for activities, you can go swimming, sunbathing, fishing, kayaking, surfing, jet skiing and a range of other water sports activities. The area is also known for holding a number of festival and special events that offer all kinds of music, dining and entertainment activities for both locals and tourists.