The Ultimate North Carolina Travel Guide
North Carolina: Besides serving as a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina is home to some more fabulous attractions! Here is my North Carolina travel guide outlining major North Carolina attractions!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my North Carolina travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to North Carolina, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major North Carolina attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, North Carolina Attractions.
History: North Carolina was admitted to the union as the 12th state on November 21, 1789. Until then, North and South Carolina were one colony. Carolina was named to honor Charles IX of France and then Charles I and Charles II of England. North Carolina got its nickname, the Tarheel State, as in the early days, tar was one of its main products.
Geography: Virginia borders North Carolina on the north, and it’s by South Carolina and Georgia on the south. In the east, North Carolina is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Tennessee. North Carolina has quite a diverse landscape with gorgeous mountains and hills, several lakes, and waterfalls.
Flight: Charlotte/Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Greensboro – Piedmont Triad Intl. Airport (GSO) and Wilmington International Airport (ILM) are the main airports in North Carolina, CLT being the busiest and economical among all.
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring or southeastern states, you could drive to North Carolina.
Train: Amtrak offers a rail service called Silver Service / Palmetto connecting – New York, Washington, DC, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa / Miami.