People always say North Carolina has the best of everything. We’ve got the coast at one end of the state and plenty of mountains at the other. But the in between is pretty cool too.

I grew up in NC and, after living away for awhile, came back years ago for good. This time round I decided it’s time to actually get out and explore. I hope to inspire you to come visit and explore this incredible place I call home.

Cartoon map of North Carolina highlighting the mountains, ocean, Raleigh, and Charlotte.

North Carolina Fact and Trivia

Fun Facts About North Carolina

50 Famous People From North Carolina

Things to do and See in North Carolina

North Carolina Festivals and annual Events

Best Holiday Light Displays

12 National Park Sites in North Carolina

24 Best Lakes in NC

Fun and Unique Thing to Do in North Carolina

Visiting the Mountains

33 Best Small Towns to Visit in the NC Mountains

11 Towns Near the Blue Ridge Parkway

Fall Colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway

North Carolina Beaches

The Best Off-Season Beaches in the Southeast

Closest Airports to the Outer Banks, NC

Small Towns in NC

North Carolina Small Towns

Exploring Hillsborough, NC

Asheville, NC

Things to do in Kinston, NC

Small Towns to Visit in NC

13 Things to do in Wilson, NC

Outdoors North Carolina

With over 40 State Parks, the Appalachian Mountains, Smokey Mountains (including Great Smokey Mountains State Park), Uwharrie National Forest, and the famous Blue Ridge, we have plenty to do here in North Carolina.

In a hurry?  Try one of our local city and county parks. There are plenty of places for a quick afternoon hike or family weekend.

Outdoors North Carolina

Best Places to Hike in Greensboro, NC

Places for Families and Beginners in the Triangle

Discover North Carolina’s State Parks

NC State Parks by Location and Activity

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