Spa getaways in North Carolina encompass stately gardens and world-class restaurants, the home of Krispy Kreme, and idyllic wine tours. Durham's college chic is paired with Charlotte's secluded historic backstreets to provide the ultimate serenity.
Sip local wine in sophisticated North Carolina
Come visit the fascinating museums in Raleigh, including the Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural Sciences, and the History Museum. The latter takes you on a history tour of the state, centering around both world wars. Learn more on guided tours and talks throughout the week. Hike the paths through Greensboro's waterfall-filled Bog Garden on spa getaways in North Carolina, or stare into deep space at the Planetarium in the town's Science Center. There is also a zoo on the site, where exotic animals from around the world stalk and flutter in stunning landscaped grounds. There's also the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden to explore, and mercurial contemporary art exhibitions to catch at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
There is a rumor that Durham is North Carolina's chicest city. The university town is home to Raleigh Denim and award-winning chef Andrea Reusing's restaurant, which serves carrot hot dogs and fried chicken along with breathtaking panoramas of the city. Spa getaways in North Carolina shouldn't omit Charlotte, whose slick exterior belies historic, characterful neighborhoods. World-class cuisine in the city follows the farm-to-table trend, incorporating locally sourced ingredients. Wander around the 7th Street Public Market to pick some up, direct from the producers.
Meanwhile, Winston-Salem is the birthplace of Krispy Kreme donuts, founded here in 1937, before going global. They are the perfect indulgence after health-boosting activities like gliding around the National Cycling Center. This 42,000-foot facility features state-of-the-art training rooms and a velodrome. Why not sip a glass of local wine at the offbeat Slightly Askew Winery and look out on fields rich with pendulous grapes in season.