The state of North Carolina offers some of the most unusual tourist attractions and landmarks in the United States. With more than one hundred accommodation options in luxury and cheap hotels, North Carolina offers a great holiday adventure. Vacations and travels in North Carolina give you exciting educational opportunities at its historic museums and cities like Charlotte and Greensboro. You also get to explore the breathtaking landscapes at the many parks and lakes.
Marvin Johnson's Gourd Collection is a Gourd Museum started in 1965 by Marvin Johnson and his wife housing many displays of gourd art, while the Belhaven Memorial Museum holds the marvelous collection of Mrs. Eva Blount Way who died in 1962. Drive your cheap car rental to 600 South Main St. in Winston-Salem for a memorable experience at the Old Salem Museums & Gardens. This museum houses beautiful rare antiques and depicts a community of craftsmen practicing their trade and selling their wares.
The Nantahala National Forest occupies over half-million acres and is the largest of the four national forests in North Carolina which offers family camping, motor boating, fishing and hiking. The Lake James State Park, situated on the southern shore of the mountain lake also offers camping and boating sites along with picnic facilities. The Greenfield Park and Gardens offers amenities like restroom facilities, water fountains, playgrounds, tennis courts, grills, and amphitheatre. If you want to see the effects of the forces of erosion, the Cliff of the Neuse River is the place to go. This place features a 90-foot-high sand cliff, three hiking trails and canoeing on the river. Drive your cheap car rental to the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains to reach the awe inspiring W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir. The reservoir is an awesome scenic back-drop for any fun-filled excursion and is the perfect location to go camping.
The Goose Creek State Park includes hiking trails and opportunities for motor boating, sailing and canoeing. You can also enjoy fishing provided you have a fishing license. The park also has provisions for campsites with small tables and fire rings to make camping more fun. The Mount Mitchell State Park, well know for its bear sightings offer hiking trails to the surrounding Pisgah National Forest. Visitors can also look up the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area where you can spot bald eagles. Spread over 14,000 acres the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area provides access to over 1,000 campsites.
The Chimney Rock Village is a 1920s style Mountain Village with over 40 shops and restaurants where you can spend an enjoyable evening shopping and dining. Drive your cheap car rental to Asheville to reach The Biltmore. This mega mansion on George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate is one of the most popular tourist attractions in North Carolina. The 250 room Biltmore House is America’s largest home. Activities include horseback riding and rafting in the 8000 acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard.