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North Carolina Tourism and Sightseeing
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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.

Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial Top Attraction!
National Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC USA

National Park The first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine were made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903.

Wet'n Wild
Wet'n Wild Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Greensboro, NC USA

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


Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Greensboro Coliseum Complex Top Attraction!
Sport in Greensboro, NC USA

The complex hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including trade and consumer shows, conventions, concerts, family shows, arts and entertainment events, as well as professional, college and amateur sports. Admission fee for most events.

Downtown Greensboro
Downtown Greensboro Top Attraction!
Shopping in Greensboro, NC USA

Explore, Shop, Dine in downtown Greensboro

Sylvan Heights
Sylvan Heights Top Attraction!
Scenic in Scotland Neck, NC USA

Discover the fascinating world of birds at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park. With over 200 species of exotic ducks, geese, swans, parrots, pheasants, cranes, flamingos and more, there's always something new to see.

Imperial Centre For Arts And Sciences
Imperial Centre For Arts And Sciences Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Science Museum in Rocky Mount, NC USA

THE IMPERIAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND SCIENCES a true cultural complex is located in both newly constructed and rehabilitated historic tobacco factory buildings with cover a downtown city block. It houses the art center and children's museum and science center.

Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore Top Attraction!
National Park in Harkers Island, NC USA

National Seashore The seashore is a 56 mile long section of the Outer Banks of North Carolina running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast.

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.

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North Carolina

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Regions

Asheville
Charlotte
Durham
Fayetteville
Greensboro
Lenoir
New Bern
Raleigh
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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