Posted on June 11, 2019

Why Your Summer Vacation Needs To Be In North Carolina

Chimney Rock peak with US flag, North Carolina flag, NC lighthouse

Your summer vacation needs to be here in North Carolina. Did you know that North Carolina is among the ten most visited states in the nation? Every year, the summer season lasts from the third week of June through the third week of September. There are so many fun activities to do, famous attractions to see, and fantastic food to eat right here in fabulous North Carolina. From the majestic mountains to our pretty Piedmont area to the Crystal Coast.


  • Baseball game watching (North Carolina has 11 minor league baseball teams)
  • Biking our beautiful trails (Mountains-to-Sea State Trail stretches almost 1200 miles)
  • Fishing our lovely lakes (in virtually every part of our state)
  • Golfing our famous greens (Pinehurst is home to the annual Masters’ Championship)
  • Hiking our scenic parks (NC Division of Parks and Recreation manages 234,000 acres of scenic landscape)
  • Horseback riding (at least 10 NC state parks have equestrian trails)
  • Kayaking our wonderful waters (including recreational and white water kayaking)
  • Picnicking our outdoors (especially gorgeous at our state parks)
  • Roller coaster riding (North Carolina has 21 amusement parks)
  • Sightseeing our unique places (including America’s largest private residence, The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC)
  • Summer concerts and festivals (like the annual American Dance Festival in Durham)
  • Swimming our refreshing waters (we even have numerous swimming holes in the mountains)


Places To See:

  • Gardens (including Durham’s Duke Gardens and Asheville’s Biltmore Gardens)
  • Lighthouses (ten historic lighthouses to tour)
  • Mountains (including our breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains & Pilot Mountain)
  • Museums (a variety of fascinating museums for art, history, racing, and science)
  • State and National Parks (celebrating over 100 years of protection)
  • Vineyards (Yadkin Valley is the center of North Carolina wine-making)
  • Waterfalls (we have at least 250 gorgeous waterfalls in NC)


Incredibly Delicious Food:

  • Bakeries (our state started Krispy Kreme donuts)
  • Barbecue (the debate of which kind is best still continues)
  • Chocolatiers (who doesn’t love chocolate, right?!)
  • Desserts (those with a sweet tooth are happy to eat here)
  • Food trucks (a Durham, NC food truck won on Food Network!)
  • Restaurants (Asheville, NC is one of America’s hottest vegan cities)


Our lovely North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns always provide luxurious accommodations with excellent amenities. Our friendly and knowledgeable innkeepers are ready to recommend favorite local places (based upon your interests). We offer a good night’s rest and a delicious breakfast every morning. Make plans to spend time in North Carolina on your summer vacation.