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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

The Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children (from infancy to 10 yrs.) and their families. A hands-on, interactive museum. The Greensboro Children's Museum is designed to inspire learning through play in a fun, energetic and safe environment for children and their families.

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.

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

Three great attractions in one location! Get ready to go wild at the Greensboro Science Center! As the only facility in North Carolina to feature and accredited aquarium, museum, and zoo all in one destination, GSC prides itself on hands-on educational and entertaining experiences.

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.

Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Sylvan Heights Bird Park Top Attraction!
Zoo in Scotland Neck, NC USA

Meet more than 2,000 birds from around the world! See birds in a whole new way at Sylvan Heights Bird Park! Feed a flamingo or be a perch for a parakeet in the Landing Zone.

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.

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North Carolina

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Charlotte
Durham
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Raleigh
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Best Places to Stay in North Carolina


Greenfield Manor B&b
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From $185 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Starry Night Sky Suite
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From $110 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Sunrise Ridge
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The Historic Ol Gun Range
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From $98 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
The Inn At Elk River
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From $135 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.

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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