1. Take a dip in one of our rivers. For secret spots and swimming holes, visit Mayo River State Park in Raleigh — and for magnificent rivers, canyons, and waterfalls,
If you’re not interested in getting completely soaked, this is the next best option. We compiled a list of 16 beautiful North Carolina waterfalls and how to find them.
Visit the Cline Observatory in Jamestown or Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill. With a variety of shows each day, you can spend hours inside learning about the frontiers of scientific discovery. And if you’d like to get outside to stare at the sky, check out these 10 beautiful places to go stargazing throughout the state.
North Carolina is home to some of the best creameries and ice cream parlors. Cool off from the inside out at one of these 13 sweet spots.
We recommend a visit to one of these 35 unforgettable museums throughout the state — complete with air conditioning and fun facts about the place we love.