North Carolina Trips

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Beaches  ▪  Family  ▪  Food  ▪  Haunted  ▪  Music  ▪  National Parks  ▪  Outdoor Adventures  ▪  Relaxation  ▪  Road Trips  ▪  Scenic Drives  ▪  Shopping  ▪   Space  ▪  Weekend Getaways

Destinations: Trips by State or Province  ▪  Northeast  ▪  South  ▪  Midwest  ▪  West  ▪  Canada  ▪  Mexico
Seasons: Spring  ▪  Summer  ▪  Fall  ▪  Winter

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most popular park of all, is a wonderland of rivers and waterfalls, verdant forests and colorful wildflowers blooming everywhere. A rental car from Enterprise takes you through the park on the Newfound Gap Road to the Blue Ridge Parkway. A wise traveler will make time to stop in Asheville, the arts-and-crafts capital of the Southeast.

A Road Trip Through the Great Smoky Mountains

A national park and nearby parkway offer stunning views of the ancient Appalachians.
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Cades Cove Drive is a Trip Back in Time

Visit log homes, churches and other buildings from the early 1800s on a relaxing 11-mile road trip.
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Four Can’t-Miss Winter Destinations

Try snowboarding, dogsledding, biking or a scenic drive in one of these memorable locales.
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Great Places to Run in the U.S.

A former college athlete shares some memorable trails.
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5 Midsize Cities With Thriving Art Scenes

Bigger cities such as New York or Los Angeles are well-known for their galleries, but here are five that might surprise you.
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Searching for Treasures in Asheville

North Carolina city is a must-see stop for arts-and-crafts lovers.
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