Put North Carolina on your bucket list of travel destinations. One of the most beautiful states in the country, North Carolina boasts stunning vistas of the Appalachian Mountains in the west to the Crystal Coast in the east.  Pack your bags and fill your car with gas – there’s plenty to see and do for every member of the family in the great state of North Carolina.

The first stop on the itinerary is the foodie town of Asheville. This college town is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and boasts a progressive food scene, food trucks and an abundance of microbreweries. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and reserve an afternoon to tour the spectacular home and grounds at the Biltmore estate. This was once the largest private home in the country.

Continue east to the Piedmont triad towns of Greensboro and Winston-Salem. These vibrant towns boast some of the best bar-b-que in the state.  Sampling is a must. The lively downtown areas are filled with parked and students from over a dozen local universities. A day trip to the State Zoo is worth the trip. Continue east to the state’s capital, Raleigh, where the museums and architecture are unparalleled. With University gardens to explore and a vibrant restaurant scene, there’s something for everyone visiting Raleigh.

Conclude your trip in one of the tranquil towns along the state’s Crystal Coast. From Emerald Isle to Atlantic Beach, the North Carolina shores are pristine and perfect for a relaxing time with the family. Low country cuisine and crabbing are as popular as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding along the Inter-Coastal waterway. The marshes are home to an abundance of whole life just waiting to be explored. Spend the week relaxing on the white beaches and collected and the huge assortment of sea shells. Don’t miss the surf fishing opportunities along the Crystal Coast. One trip to North Carolina and you’ll be certain to return.  North Carolinians will welcome you with their hospitality every step of the way.