Staying in NC for Spring Break?


Enjoy the NC Outer Banks! Image from Pexels.

Spring Break is here! A ton of students and teachers are excited to get out of school and enjoy a long week of much needed vacation and relaxation. While some people are going out of town to beaches and famous cities around the world, some people are staying right here and enjoying our state, North Carolina. If you don’t have anything to do, here are some fun places to travel within the state!

1. Asheville

While Asheville is a wonderful place to go year-round, it’s best for spring break. The flowers start to bloom at the Biltmore. The Biltmore is a botanical garden in Asheville. There’s a Nature Center if you love animals. There are so many hikes you can go on and waterfalls you can see. 

2. Boone

Boone’s restaurant scene is spectacular. There are breweries and amazing locally-owned shops. Boone is surrounded by hikes and waterfalls as well. 

3. Bryson City

There are great waterfall hikes at Deep Creek and there is an outdoor center where you can have fun adventures. 

4. Charlotte

Charlotte is filled with museums, outdoor spaces, and a light rail system that makes it easy and fun to go to different neighborhoods in the city. Charlotte is also located near other fun cities as well!

5. Fayetteville

The Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a great place to walk and enjoy flowers. There is also a Rose Garden at Fayetteville Technical Community College. 

6. Jacksonville

You can visit Lejeune Memorial Gardens and eat at the variety of restaurants there. You can take a ferry to Bear Island or kayak at the Hammocks Beach State Park.

7. The Outer Banks

Driving along the Outer Banks, you will see a scenic road along the coast. You can visit iconic lighthouses, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and other attractions. 

8. Wilmington

Wilmington is full of amazing beaches to visit. You can visit Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, and Masonboro Island! If you’re looking forward to more fun, you can visit the Battleship, the Wilmington Railroad Museum, or the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. 

Hope you got some ideas from this article! Enjoy, Gators!