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City Breaks in North Carolina: Top Destinations

Planning a Weekend Getaway in North Carolina

A weekend in North Carolina offers you a gamut of options. Explore miles of windswept coastline, the magnificent Smoky Mountains and its wildlife, or the towns and cities that ooze history, art, culture. You’ll also get to delve into history – North Carolina was where the Wright Brothers accomplished their first flight.

City Breaks in North Carolina: Top Accommodations

House Sunset Beach
$208 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Sunset Beach, Shallotte, North Carolina
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Sunset Vacations, LLC
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House Oakley
$150 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Oakley, Asheville, North Carolina
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Yonder, Inc
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Condo Duck
$104 per night
Condo ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Duck, Atlantic, North Carolina
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Seaside Vacations
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The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in North Carolina

The state lends itself to myriad possibilities on weekend getaways. Explore civil war sites, trek through lush national parks, suntan on island beaches, or party in the main cities. Find your fit and set about planning an itinerary.

  • The Great Smoky Mountains

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s 187,000 acres of old-growth forest is home to black bears and diverse species of salamander, among countless other creatures. Come to view the stunning waterfalls, wooded trails, wild flowers, and wildlife roaming fearlessly through their habitat. Go for a scenic drive along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail, or visit the old grist mill and historic outbuildings at Cades Cove.

  • Outer Banks

    Known as America's first beach, this is where the Europeans set foot in the New World. You'll find secluded beaches, historical towns, and fishing villages such as Wanchese. Near Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks, the Wright brothers powered their first flight in 1903. A coastal helicopter ride will fetch you unobstructed views of the coastline and historical landmarks.

  • Asheville

    Culture trippers will love Asheville for its historic architecture and eclectic art scene. There's the imposing dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence, the Rivers Arts District, and plenty of cozy artist studios, microbreweries, plays, dance performances, and musicals to keep you entertained.

  • Charlotte

    Another gem is Charlotte, where visitors can trace post-Civil War history at the Levine Museum of the New South, and explore hands-on exhibits at Discovery Place. Culture aside, you can also go whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and canoeing along the Catawba River.

City Breaks in North Carolina: Top Accommodations

House Nags Head
$107 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Nags Head, Dare County, North Carolina, United States
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Seaside Vacations
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Condo Duck
$104 per night
Condo ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Duck, Atlantic, North Carolina, United States
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Seaside Vacations
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House Kill Devil Hills
$107 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Kill Devil Hills, Atlantic, North Carolina, United States
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Seaside Vacations
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in North Carolina

There's no shortage of options in this four-season destination. Swim at the beaches during summer, go snowshoeing in winter, and hang out at museums, galleries, and nightclubs all year around.

  • North Carolina Zoo

    The world's largest walk-through zoo impresses with its thoughtful enclosures that replicate the resident animals' natural habitat. Over 250 species await, including African lions, grizzly bears, red wolves, and red river hogs.

  • Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours

    Walk in the footsteps of Hunger Games characters at the original filming locations in Charlotte, Asheville, and DuPont State Recreational Forest. Re-enact scenes with other fans, make new friends, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. You can also take part in an archery workshop.

  • Food trails

    North Carolina's cuisine mustn’t be missed. Dig into BBQ sandwiches, exceptionally delicious fried green tomatoes topped with spicy pimento cheese, bojangles (cajun filet biscuits), deviled eggs, and shrimp and grits. Wash your meal down with a Cheerwine float.

  • Climb America’s Highest Suspension Footbridge

    Drive down to Grandfather Mountain, home to the Mile High Swinging Bridge – it even sings when the wind blows! Then head to the Grandfather Mountain Wildlife Habitats to see otters, cougars, and bears before treating yourself at the fudge shop.

  • Wintertime fun

    For the best wintertime experiences, head to Beech Mountain Resort, the highest ski area in the eastern US. There are ski trails for all levels, as well as tubing. Other mentionworthy options are Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, which has a lighted terrain park, snowmaking technology, and snowboarding trails, and Sugar Mountain Resort, which features the state's steepest vertical drop and only double-black-diamond trail.

City Breaks in North Carolina: Top Accommodations

Cabin Clyde
$87 per night
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(35 ratings)
Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina
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Yonder, Inc
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Cabin Clyde
$94 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(27 ratings)
Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina
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Yonder, Inc
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Cabin Clyde
$113 per night
Cabin ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.9/5.0 "Excellent"
(19 ratings)
Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina
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Yonder, Inc
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in North Carolina

You'll be spending a lot of time outdoors, so come prepared for it. Keep in mind that North Carolina’s weather can vary, from balmy to chilly and wet.

  • Shoes

    You'll need a pair of comfortable walking shoes when exploring the town, visiting museums, and browsing through shops. Hikers will want to bring sturdy boots to take on the trails, while beachgoers will want a pair of flip flops.

  • Jackets and pants

    A light windbreaker will suffice for the beach, whereas a warmer jacket is recommended if you plan to hike through the mountains in fall. Quick-drying hiking pants work better than jeans on the trails.

  • Toiletries

    Carry sunscreen no matter the season, and bug spray to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Motion sickness medication is suggested if you’re planning to ride along the mountains’ winding roads.

  • Summertime accessories

    The North Carolina sun can beat down hard in summer, so you'll need high-quality sunglasses, a wide sun hat, and a reusable water bottle for city excursions and hikes. You're now set for your North Carolina sojourn!

City Breaks in North Carolina: Top Accommodations

House Sunset Beach
$208 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Sunset Beach, Shallotte, North Carolina
Details
Sunset Vacations, LLC
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House Oakley
$150 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Oakley, Asheville, North Carolina
Details
Yonder, Inc
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Condo Duck
$104 per night
Condo ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Duck, Atlantic, North Carolina
Details
Seaside Vacations
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What kind of prices can I expect when planning Weekend Getaway in North Carolina?

The average price for accommodation in North Carolina is between usually $296 and $454 per night.

What kinds of rentals can I find for Weekend Getaway in North Carolina?

We would suggest browsing our an incredible selection of available Hotel rooms and House rentals to complete your Weekend Getaway in North Carolina.

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