There is something special about a road trip and it can be one of the best ways of seeing what an area has to offer, North Carolina being one of those destinations that are well worth exploring.
Here is a look at some of the amazing places you can visit and the spectacular sights that are waiting for you when you go on an east coast adventure.
Beautiful Blue Ridge
If you want to take one of the most popular and scenic drives in the United States the Blue Ridge Parkway is where you need to head.
The parkway runs along the Southern Appalachian Mountains and is the connection between Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, and what you will see along the way is some awesome sweeping views of the best nature has to offer.
Head to Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina and look out for High Piney Spur, which delivers an incredible view from the observation deck there.
Follow the North Carolina Coastline
The state offers a great contrast in terms of viewing opportunities and you can enjoy some very scenic and attractive urban attractions in places like Greensboro before heading off to sample some fine coastal views.
If you stay at somewhere like the Greensboro Marriott Downtown you can spend some time in a city location with some great attractions and things to do while planning your excursion that will see you following the stunning North Carolina Coastline.
Take to the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway and you can follow a coastline that stretches for more than 130 miles and encompasses some truly beautiful beaches and some unique beach towns that you will want to explore along the way.
A must for NASCAR fans
If you are a big motorsport fan and into the NASCAR scene then you will undoubtedly want to take in the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is open even when there is no racing action going on.
You will also want to set your navigation system to take you to Kannapolis, before heading to Moorseville, which is home to a number of racing team’s garages.
This trip will provide a winning combination of great scenery and some real treats for NASCAR fans.
The best backcountry in North Carolina
Another great idea for your trip would be to take the Nantahala Scenic Byway which takes you on a very pleasurable 43-mile byway between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest.
It is a short road trip that is full of things to see and do regardless of what time of the year you travel.
Plenty of waterfalls
Natural waterfalls will always put a smile on your face and North Carolina has plenty of them to enjoy.
Some highlights to look out for if you want to take in some waterfalls on your trip would be the Linville Falls off the Blue Ridge Parkway and Crabtree Falls, which is close by.
If you want to check out how beautiful North Carolina is, get behind the wheel and have some fun exploring.