If North Carolina is on your bucket list, you’re in for a treat. From the mountains to the coast, and fabulous cities in between, there’s a lot to explore in North Carolina. Hop on a train and make your first destination the beautiful mountain town of Ashville. Follow these suggestions from the travel experts and you’ll have an adventure with memories to last a lifetime.

Ashville is a college town surrounded by the stunning Appalachian Mountains. It’s earned its reputation as a foodie town with top drawer chefs and restaurants to suit every palate and budget. Take advantage of the great deals offered by Groupon coupons and leave the driving up to Uber.  Not far from Asheville is the Biltmore Estate, once America’s largest private home. It’s definitely worth a tour – the gardens alone are stunning.

Hop back on the train and head for Greensboro. This Triad city has parks, museums and sights for all ages. Taste the Bar-B-Q and enjoy the ACC Hall of Fame. The downtown area is booming with music, cafes and galleries for the entire family. Just a short train ride more and you’ll arrive in Raleigh. Raleigh is not only the state’s capital, but is home to some of the top universities in the country. The architecture and museums are just as fabulous as the shopping.

End your trip on the stunning Crystal Coast. Wilmington is a boater’s paradise. The beaches of Wrightsville and TopSail are storybook pretty and the white sands almost demand a week’s stay. Fabulous local cuisine is a short walk away from a huge selection of accommodations. From ocean front mansions to water view condos, the choices are nearly endless for beach accommodations. Take advantage of the lazy days and count the dolphins as they swim along the coast line. Deep sea fishing and surf fishing are both very popular along these beaches. North Carolina offers vacation destinations for every season and reason. Enjoy making fabulous memories from the mountains, to the Piedmont to the Crystal coast!


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