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Holiday in North Carolina   -   Travel information North Carolina.

North Carolina is a Southern U.S. state in the United States, also considered a Mid-Atlantic state in some cases.

North Carolina is bordered by South Carolina on the south, Georgia on the southwest, Tennessee on the west, Virginia on the north, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

Regions North Carolina : Coastal Plain, Land of the Sky, Metro Charlotte, Piedmont, Piedmont Triad, Blue Ridge Mountains, Outer Banks, Smoky Mountains and The Triangle

Cities & Towns in North Carolina : Asheville, Burlington, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Gastonia, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Greenville, Hickory, High Point, Jacksonville, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Wilmington, Wilson, Winston-Salem, and more

State Capital North Carolina : Raleigh.


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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals in North Carolina

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes North Carolina / Apartments

  VRconnection
Holiday homes, condos, cabins and villas, offered directly by owner. Simply browse and search the properties for that perfect vacation spot.
  VRBO vacation rentals
  GreatRentals.com    -   USA Vacation Rentals


Hotels in North Carolina

  Booking.com   -   Hotelguide North Carolina
Most popular destinations : Durham, Charlotte, High Point, Raleigh, Wilmington, Morrisville, Fayetteville, Burlington, Skibo, Greensboro, Henderson, Friendship.

  Booking.com   -   Hotels in Charlotte

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -    

  North Carolina Bed & Breakfasts and Inns Association

National Parks / State Parks

  NC Parks and Recreation

  North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Resource for hunting, fishing and boating information, educational programs, wild products, and other wildlife services for the citizens and visitors of North Carolina.

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

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Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Visit North Carolina
  Agritourism North Carolina   -   see 'Agri tourism farms'
Hay rides, barnyard animals, corn mazes, pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, bird watching, farm roadside stands, fishing, hunting, camping, pumpkin patches, value-added products, flowers – let your imagination take you to your own field of dreams.
  Endless River Adventures
Top quality adventure vacations and highly professional instruction in western North Carolina — one of the premier destination spots for outdoor enthusiasts the world over.
  Nantahala Outdoor Center
Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests. Located in Western North Carolina near the Great Smoky Mountains, NOC is within easy driving distance of Atlanta, Charlotte, and Knoxville. Our world -class staff leads whitewater rafting trips on seven Southeastern rivers, including the Chattooga, Cheoah, French Broad, Nantahala, Nolichucky, Ocoee, and Pigeon, Learn to paddle from the best in our renowned canoe and kayak paddling school. We also offer mountain biking, group programs, ropes courses, kayak touring, flyfishing and hiking.

Travel Guides North Carolina / Travel Related Books

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ amazon.co.uk ]

The Rough Guide to the USA (Rough Guide Travel Guides) 
By Samantha Cook, Tim Perry (Editor), Greg Ward (Editor)
The Rough Guide to the USA is the most comprehensive and colourful guide to the fifty states available. There are lively accounts of every region and attraction from the bright lights of Broadway to the vast open plains of Wyoming. The guide gives refreshingly opinionated reviews of the established sights and landmarks as well as uncovering many of the lesser-known gems, allowing the visitor to make the most of their trip. There are feature boxes that provide information on a variety of subjects from the Delta blues to the geology of the Grand Canyon. There are also maps and plans to help you navigate around the major attractions, inner city streets or interstates
Paperback 1440 pages (October 28, 2004); Publisher: Rough Guides
USA (Lonely Planet Country Guides S.) 
By Loretta Chilcoat, Susan Derby, Beth Greenfield, Carolyn Hellor
This Lonely Planet guide covers all 50 U.S. states. It is packed with pre-trip planning advice, itinerary suggestions, distance charts and tips on the most interesting way of getting from A to B.
Paperback 1164 pages (March 2004); Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications 

Transportation / How do I travel to North Carolina

 
Charlotte Airport   -   Charlotte/Douglas International Airport [ CLT ]
  Greensboro Airport   -   Greensboro - Piedmont Triad Intl. Airport [ GSO ]
  Raleigh-Durham Airport   -   Raleigh-Durham International Airport[ RDU ]
  Wilmington Airport   -   Wilmington International Airport [ ILM ]

See for more NC Airports : North Carolina Airports Association

   

 
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  Airline Tickets North Carolina / Bargain Flights

  NCDOT Rail Division Passenger Trains [ Amtrak - American Railways ]
Twelve passenger trains serve 16 North Carolina cities daily. In many cases, morning and afternoon departures are available from each city.
Step on board, leave the traffic behind and enjoy the leisurely pace of traveling by train. While journeying through North Carolina's heartland you will see areas rich in history and abundant in natural beauty, culture and entertainment. At each stop there are countless opportunities for adventure. Regardless of whether you are traveling to visit family, or embarking on a day-long outing with friends, you will enjoy the relaxing trip by train.

  Greyhound Lines   -   Coach Line

 
NCDOT - North Carolina Department of Transportation   -   real time travel information
Also : Aviation, Bicycle & Pedestrian, DMV, Ferry, Highways, Public Transportation, Rail, Construction Projects, Traffic cameras, Traffic Incidents

  Maps of North Carolina [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


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  Visit North Carolina

  State of North Carolina [ Government ]

  City of Raleigh   -   State Capital North Carolina

  Mountains North Carolina
The Appalachian mountain chain runs through the western part of the state, forming the lush landscape of the region. The Great Smoky Mountains in southwestern North Carolina are one of the country's top natural destinations, and visitors can enjoy 250 miles of the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway winding through North Carolina's mountains. Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in the state, and at 6,684 feet, it is also the tallest mountain in the eastern United States.
Two-thirds of North Carolina's mountains are covered with hardwood forests, and in autumn, the over 120 species of trees put on a brilliant display of color. Some areas of the region see over 30 inches of snow a year, so skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports are popular activities. Summers are cool and refreshing with low humidity.

  Coastal Plain North Carolina / Coast North Carolina
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the North Carolina Coast is a sunny place filled with pristine beaches, giant sand dunes (including Jockey's Ridge, the highest along the East Coast) and wetlands filled with wildlife and a variety of plants. The defining characteristic of the area is the Outer Banks, a chain of fragile barrier islands - 130 miles of unspoiled coastline surrounded by 900 square miles of water.
The area is also full of history, dating back to the 16th century, when the first English settlement was built - and then vanished. There are also sites from pre-Revolutionary Days through the Civil War. Not to mention the historic lighthouses (including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, which at 208 feet is the tallest brick lighthouse in the nation). The city of Wilmington is a major US seaport. And, in 1903 the Wright Brothers ushered in the era of flight at Kitty Hawk. The average annual temperature here is 63 degrees. The growing season lasts 295 days.
  Land of the Sky
  Metro Charlotte
  Piedmont NC
Covering nearly one half of North Carolina in the central part of the state, the Piedmont is an area of gently rolling foothills with the occasional boulder or unexpected rock outcropping. The Piedmont region boasts of one of the most dynamic economies in the United States and is home to the state's largest cities and biggest financial institutions. Renowned research universities, textile and furniture factories, tobacco farms, shopping meccas, top golf courses and abundant historic sites are also part of the makeup of the Piedmont.
Although the area enjoys four distinct seasons, temperatures are mild year round. The average wintertime temperature is about 42 degrees. In summer, it's 77 degrees. The area also enjoys sunshine for about 210 days a year.
  Piedmont Triad
  The Piedmont Triad is a region of North Carolina in the Piedmont that consists of the area surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point.
  Blue Ridge Mountains
  Outer Banks   -   ®The Outer Banks of North Carolina Visitors Bureau
This is what the beaches of North Carolina must have looked like, when English settlers first set foot on our land. Every direction opens a door to adventure. Take a trip to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Tour the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to discover exhibits and artifacts chronicling our 400 years of maritime history. See where those first English Settlers mysteriously disappeared, thus earning the name The Lost Colony. Stop by the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, the oldest lifesaving station in North Carolina. And visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial, located on the site where two dauntless aviators took flight and changed the world forever.
Dest. : Northern Beaches, Hatteras Island and Roanoke Island.
  Smoky Mountains
  The Triangle

  Asheville   -   City of Asheville
  Burlington   -   City of Burlington
  Cary   -   Town of Cary
  Chapel Hill   -   Town of Chapel Hill
  Charlotte   -   Charlotte Mecklenburg Government   -   largest city in North Carolina
  Concord   -   City of Concord
  Durham   -   City of Durham
  Fayetteville   -   City of Fayetteville
  Gastonia   -   City of Gastonia
  Goldsboro  -   City of Goldsboro
  Greensboro   -   City of Greensboro   -   Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  Greenville   -   City of Greenville
  Hickory   -   City of Hickory
  High Point   -   City of High Point
  Jacksonville   -   City of Jacksonville
Jacksonville is the commercial hub of Onslow County and home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River .
  Raleigh   -   City of Raleigh
  Rocky Mount   -   City of Rocky Mount
  Wilmington   -   City of Wilmington
  Wilson   -   City of Wilson
  Winston-Salem   -   City of Winston-Salem

  News   -   The News & Observer
  Radio   -   North Carolina Public Radio
  TV   -   North Carolina State Television
  University   -   North Carolina State University
  University   -   North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Cuisine  -  North Carolina Recipes

North Carolina is famous for its barbecue, or "BBQ." And for decades, the state has also been famous for its controversy over which of the North Carolina's two distinct BBQ styles is best. With the North Carolina BBQ Poll, BBQ lovers have a chance to make their voices heard.

  North Carolina Egg Association   -   see 'Recipes [ Egg recipes ]
Appetizers, Dinner, Desserts, Entrees and Side Dishes, Holiday Recipes, Pickled Eggs, Picnic Ideas, Vegetarian and Worldly Deviled Eggs.
  North Carolina Pecan Growers Association   -   see 'recipes'
Choosing Pecans, Appetizers, Salads, Entrees, Breads and Desserts.
  North Carolina Pork Council   -   see 'Consumers'
  North Carolina Sweet Potato C ommission   -   see 'Recipes'
Every delicious bite of sweet potato adds to your overall health. Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of nutrition, easy and delicious. The recipes have been developed by chefs, dieticians, nutritionists, home cooks, grandmothers and food lovers from allover the USA. NCSPC show off the versatility of North Carolina sweet potatoes in recipes that take you from appetizers to desserts and everywhere in between.

  NC Produce Availability Chart
From Apples to Watermelon through the year.

History of North Carolina

  North Carolina History [ Wikipedia ]
Native Americans and the Lost Colony, Colonial and Revolutionary War period, The Civil War, The 20th century and beyond

  National Park Service  -  Links to the past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

  North Carolina Arts Council
Events Calendar, Search Events, Cultural Trails, Museums and Galleries, Outdoor Drama, Resources, and more.
  North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Office of the Arts, State Library of North Carolina, Office of Archives and History.
Info about Arts & Culture, Museums, Books, Music, Education, Preservation, Historic Sites, Research, and more.
  North Carolina Authors
North Carolina has its own rich literary tradition.

  The Gullah
The Gullah Rice, Slavery, and the Sierra Leone-American Connection.
The connection between the Gullah and the people of Sierra Leone is a very special one. The rice plantation zone of coastal South Carolina and Georgia was the only place in the Americas where Sierra Leonean slaves came together in large enough numbers and over a long enough period of time to leave a significant linguistic and cultural impact.



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