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North Carolina Tourism and Sightseeing
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Birthplace of Pepsi Cola
Birthplace of Pepsi Cola Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Historic Site in New Bern, NC USA

Today you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir. On this spot in his pharmacy, Caleb Bradham invented "Brad's Drink, which later he patented as Pepsi Cola. Today you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir.


Christmas Town Usa
Christmas Town Usa Top Attraction!
Tour in McAdenville, NC USA

Each December, hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights turn this small mill town into a spectacular holiday display. Visitors stroll down Main Street surrounded by the sights and sounds of Christmas.

Crowders Mountain State Park
Crowders Mountain State Park Top Attraction!
Fishing in Kings Mountain, NC USA

Climb rugged peaks rising 800 feet above the surrounding countryside and watch raptors soar in the wind currents. Rocky ledges and outcrops are the perfect seats from which to view the panorama below. The park itself is 5,096 acres.

U.s. National Whitewater Center
U.s. National Whitewater Center Top Attraction!
Recreation in Charlotte, NC USA

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is an outdoor recreation facility set on the banks of the Catawba River.

American Music Jubilee/rudy Theatre
American Music Jubilee/rudy Theatre Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Theatre in Selma, NC USA

This Branson-style production of great American music and side-splitting comedy delights audiences every weekend. Christmas show starts early November and runs through the week of Christmas.


Ava Gardner Museum
Ava Gardner Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Museum in Smithfield, NC USA

The Ava Gardner Museum is home to an incredible collection of scripts, photos, costumes, and personal belongings of screen legend Ava Gardner. Born on Christmas Eve, 1922, seven miles east of Smithfield, Ava starred in more than 59 motion pictures.

New Bern Firemens Museum
New Bern Firemens Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Museum in New Bern, NC USA

The Firemen's Museum houses steam pumpers and an extensive collection of early fire-fighting equipment along with rare photographs, Civil War relics, and even the mounted head of a faithful old fire-horse named Fred, who died while answering an alarm.

New Bern Trolley Tours
New Bern Trolley Tours Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Tour in New Bern, NC USA

Discover three centuries of history and architectural beauty in a 90-minute trolley car tour of historic New Bern. Professional guides will recount the fascinating details of this former royal capital of North Carolina.

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Tobacco Farm Life Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Museum in Kenly, NC USA

Museum displays of farm life include, a hands-on Children's exhibit, household goods, musical instruments, clothing and agricultural tools. Also tour a restored farmstead, with main house, detached kitchen, smoke house, tobacco barn and pack house.


Carolina Premium Outlets
Carolina Premium Outlets Top Attraction!
Shopping in Smithfield, NC USA

Carolina Premium Outlets offers an exciting collection of 80 outlet stores from the world's finest designers and name brands, all offering savings of 25% to 65% every day. Welcome to Carolina Premium Outlets®, Eastern North Carolina's premier shopping destination.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Old Salem Museums & Gardens Top Attraction!
Museum in Winston-Salem, NC USA

Old Salem is America's most comprehensive history attraction. Our museums: the Historic Town of Salem and MESDA, along with heirloom gardens, engage visitors in an educational & memorable experience about those who lived & worked in the early South.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Appalachian National Scenic Trail Top Attraction!
National Park in State of North Carolina, NC USA

National Scenic Trail The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia.

Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Museum in New Bern, NC USA

At Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center, you can participate in a living history like no other ù one that uniquely blends cutting-edge technology with the events, experiences and tools of centuries past. The best investment in your family's future is a visit to the past. At Tryon Palace, you can participate in a living history like no other - one that uniquely blends cutting-edge technology with the events, experiences and tools of centuries past.

Fearrington Village
Fearrington Village Top Attraction!
Tour in Pittsboro, NC USA

Eight miles south of Chapel Hill resides Fearrington Village, a bustling village of shops, restaurants and homes tucked away on farm land dating to the 1700s.

Southern Supreme
Southern Supreme Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Recreation in Bear Creek, NC USA

From its humble roots in the Scott’s garage in Bear Creek, North Carolina, Southern Supreme has grown to its present size as an internationally known mail-order gourmet food company.

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Top Attraction!
Recreation in Apex, NC USA

Nature attraction for stargazing, birding, hiking, sailing, sunning, fishing, camping and more. Imagine relaxing in a cove, listening to the sounds of water rippling. Then, you feel a firm tug on your fishing line. It's going to be a big one! Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water spraying your face, the boat motor ahead roaring.

Greensboro Children's Museum
Greensboro Children's Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

The Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children (from infancy to 10 yrs.) and their families. Visitors learn while they imagine, touch, create & play in the museum's educational and Edible Schoolyard.

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

This must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American civil rights history with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments and interactive galleries. Located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store at 134 S. Elm St., this must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American civil rights history with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments and interactive galleries.

Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park
Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park Top Attraction!
Scenic in Greensboro, NC USA

Largest Water Park in the Carolinas, rated in the top 10 across the U.S. with enclosed and drop slides, tube rides and activity pools for all ages and sizes. Two great children's areas and a drifting Lazee River complete the fun.

Science Center of Greensboro
Science Center of Greensboro Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

Three great attractions in one location! Get eye-to-eye with tigers, meerkats, monkeys and more in Animal Discovery. Roam through the Dinosaur Gallery, attend interactive shows and play in Kid's Alley in the museum.

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North Carolina

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Regions

Asheville
Charlotte
Durham
Greensboro
Lenoir
Raleigh
Wilmington
Winston-Salem

Best Places to Stay in North Carolina


Fairfield Inn By Marriott Charlotte Gastonia
Guest Score:
From $85 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek
Guest Score:
From $76 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd. North
Guest Score:
From $93 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Raleigh-Durham Airport
Guest Score:
From $74 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Village Inn
Guest Score:
From $71 / night.



Best Time to Visit North Carolina


The best time to visit North Carolina is in the summer and spring. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the mid 60's. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Spring nights are cool with lows in the low 50's.

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Monthly Temperatures in North Carolina


Month Low Avg High
January 30.5 40.6 50.6
February 32.3 43.5 54.5
March 39.2 50.8 62.4
April 46.8 59.0 71.3
May 56.0 67.1 78.2
June 64.3 74.5 84.7
July 68.7 78.5 88.3
August 67.4 77.1 86.7
September 61.4 71.4 81.3
October 49.1 60.6 72.0
November 40.4 51.6 62.8
December 33.3 43.6 53.9

Destinations in and around North Carolina to Visit



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