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Whether you call it the Old North State, the Tar Heel State, or even home, North Carolina offers much for the traveler and the resident to see and do. From the western borders to the east coast, North Carolina offers mountains, beaches, and everything in between. Enjoy the coast, mountains and the in-between on a convenient and cozy North Carolina charter bus service.
Western North Carolina is best known for its majestic mountains that jut into the Carolina-blue sky, giving nature lovers a feast for their eyes. The roaming road that traces the ridges of the mountains is known as the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to Visit NC, the Blue Ridge Parkway was designed by landscape architect Stanley Abbot. Construction of this wonder began on September 11th, 1935. The parkway runs in North Carolina from the Virginia Boarder at Cumberland Knob to the beginning of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Two of the most intriguing places to see in the North Carolina Mountains are the Cataloochie Village and Stone Mountain. Stone Mountain is a 600-foot-high mass of igneous rock. Here, climbers enjoy hiking on the trails "Taken for Granite” and "Fantastic.” The mountain is naturally beautiful with the presence of wild goats, chestnut oaks, and shrubs. There are many available campsites in the area for families to enjoy.
Also nestled within the western area of North Carolina is the beautiful Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Estate, known as America's Largest Home, had its doors opened for the first time to friends and family in 1895. The house itself is an unimaginable 4 acre building with 250 rooms, 34 of them bedrooms and 43 of them bathrooms. If that wasn't luxurious enough, the Biltmore also has 65 fireplaces and a basement with a swimming pool, bowling alley, gymnasium area and so much more. With the house and the winery, there is much to do at this American classic.
One of the most intriguing things to see in Central North Carolina, believe it or not, is the North Carolina Zoological Park, known to most as the North Carolina Zoo. This, however, is not just any zoo. The North Carolina Zoological Park is one of the premier East Coast zoos. This zoo takes a sampling of different types of animals from around Africa and the Americas and places them in designated sections such as the Sonora Desert and the African Pavilion. One thing you will not see in this zoo is an abundance of iron cages. The rhinos and elephants, for example, have plenty of space to wonder around in the African Plains exhibit. In fact, they have 37 acres of land to plow through, and that is a larger area than most zoos provide their large African animals. The zoo is located in Asheboro and is a definite must see.
And then there is the magnificent North Carolina Coast. If you love the beach, there are three different areas that you will want to investigate. First, there is North Carolina's prized Outer Banks. These beaches are known for their historical areas, especially the lighthouses. Enjoy viewing the Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, Currituck Beach, Ocracoke, and Roanoke Marshes lighthouses.
Then there are the beaches that border Wilmington, including Carolina Beach and Kure. These offer piers for fishing, sandy beaches, warm waters and other attractions. Slip into Wilmington to tour the USS North Carolina or travel to see the North Carolina State Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Regardless, you are bound to enjoy your trip here.
Finally, there are the Brunswick Islands. Quiet and quaint, these beaches offer sandy shorelines for beach goers and shaded greens for the golfer. These islands have minimal commercial presence, but often have small ice cream shops, restaurants, and stores. For a quiet, consider the Brunswick Islands.
With all of this to do in North Carolina, what are you waiting for? Book a charter bus now!