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Cheap flights to North Carolina

Mountains and the coast facing the North Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina takes tourists out on a spin to roads leading to wonderful nature views. The most famous of them all is Blue Ridge Parkway, which can be splendid to behold in late summer and mid-autumn. The changing colour of the leaves from green to shades of yellow, brown, and red can be a relaxing sight for vacationers out on a road trip. More scenic routes along the coast and those through the Appalachian Mountains also await here, making hikes and drive-throughs quite popular.

Those looking forward to a trip here will find old historic settlements, the largest house in the United States at Biltmore, and fine furnishings at the Furniture Capital. Those out to drink will also find a number of great-tasting beers here. Pair it with a barbecue burger by the beach, another specialty in North Carolina. Those aiming for healthier living, however, can check out farm-fresh tours and other agritourism spots in this part of the country.

What to see & do

Those out to enjoy nature can venture to the Blue Ridge Parkway that extends 252 miles along the Blue Ridge mountains. Plenty of things to do are offered here, from biking, hiking, and camping to checking out the local art, as well as the cultural and historic sites in the cities surrounding here. Tourists who want to enjoy the outdoors can venture to Mingo Falls in the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Tourists are allowed to visit here, and walk the trail about a quarter-mile long to reach the falls. Those out with a group can visit Doughton Park, where one can find 7,000 acres with a campground, hiking trails, and picnic areas. Visitors can also look at the Brinegar Cabin and the Caudill Family Homestead, a fine exhibit of isolated mountain life. Another possible activity here is to be on the lookout for the wildlife and birds that thrive in this relatively untouched area.

The Historic Orchard of the Altapass, an Appalachian cultural and historical centre, is also one of the attractions here. It has activities celebrating the people, music, and art of the mountain range, with some of the most amazing scenery in the state. The Cherohala Skyway can also be seen here, which follows the crest of the Unicoi Mountains in the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests. From here, one can visit nearby cities such as Asheville where the largest home in the country can be found. Biltmore with its 250 rooms awes with its 8,000-acre backyard and century-old gardens. The yard is a special delight with range of activities from horseback riding to rafting. Biltmore Winery also provides a relaxing place to be for dining, shopping, historic exhibits, and more.

Those out for furniture shopping will find plenty of beautiful examples in North Carolina. High Point Market offers quite a varied selection, as well as other shops where visitors can look around for potential additions to their houses. From here, a trip to Old Salem is a must, where one can walk the cobblestone streets or ride in a horse-drawn carriage through this historic North Carolina district. Established in 1766, those going here will see guides in period costume demonstrating different trades in the restored buildings. Some of the oldest existing bakeshops in the United States can be found here, which turn out such delicious breads and pastries.

How to get around within North Carolina

As the state with the second-largest state highway system, tourists can rent a car and go on road trips to their favourite nature spots in North Carolina. The state also has the largest ferry system on the East Coast, allowing tourists to go on boat rides to check out the waterfront views or commute from one seaside city to another. Intercity rail via Amtrak and light rail in Charlotte also make it relatively easier to transfer between the cities, with domestic airports ready to take passengers to different parts of the state.

How to get there

Those planning to visit North Carolina via air can book connecting flights to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Canada Express, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Insel Air, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, Southwest Airlines, Ultimate Air Shuttle, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, and ViaAir.

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