EGK {Travel}: NC To-Do List

Ten things you must do in each part of North Carolina (in no particular order despite the order listed below).


  1. Drive Blue Ridge Parkway – Linn Cove Viaduct in Fall
  2. Ride Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
  3. Hike Stone Mountain State Park and taste at RagApple LassieRaffaldinior Shelton Vineyards
  4. Breakfast at Early Girl, Lunch at Laughing Seed/Salsas, Dinner at Tupelo Honey
  5. Go Tubing on the New and July 4th at Tweetsie Railroad
  6. Walk the Grandfather Mountain Swinging Bridge in Spring
  7. Hike in Linville Gorge area and Wilson Creek area
  8. Camp at Price Park and walk Price Lake or Cone Manor
  9. Tour Biltmore House Christmas and Grove Park Inn Gingerbread Houses
  10. Visit Blowing Rock in the Fall and Woodlands BBQ



  1. Experience Merlefest
  2. Watch (and tailgate) NASCAR Bank of America 500
  3. See Franklin Street during a home game and Mama Dips
  4. Visit Southern Season at Thanksgiving and overnight at The Umstead
  5. Stroll NC Zoo
  6. Lunch at (the original) Village Tavern and tour Reynolda House and Old Salem
  7. Pick Strawberries and Tour a Farm
  8. Enjoy the NC State Fair
  9. Catch a game at Durham Bulls
  10. Ride Thunder Road and have a Cheerwine



  1. See Jockey’s Ridge State ParkWright Brothers MemorialHatteras Lighthouse
  2. Visit Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium and Fort Macon
  3. Spend a day in Southport with a meal in Calabash
  4. Watch The Lost Colony
  5. Kayak at Pea Island
  6. Experience Azalea Festival
  7. Go Day Boat Fishing Charter
  8. Camp at Hammocks Beach
  9. Stroll the Beaufort Boardwalk
  10. View the Shackelford Banks Ponies


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