Experience authentic southern hospitality and discover a wide range of exciting outdoor activities across three distinct regions on a weekend getaway in North Carolina. From Blue Ridge, through the fast growing cities of Charlotte and Greensboro to the coastal plains, North Carolina is a truly diverse state. Discover this and much more from a vacation rental.
Explore the very best of North Carolina with weekend getaways
Raleigh, the state capital, is the location of many cultural institutions and historical landmarks. Both the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science are great ways to start your weekend getaway in North Carolina, especially if you're in town with curious kids. However, if you are looking for something a little more lively, then the college town of Chapel Hill is a safe bet and lies just a short drive from Raleigh.
Heading out of the big city, the vibrant mountain towns of Asheville and Boone are also great places to enjoy unique weekend getaways in North Carolina. Asheville, in particular, is home to a wide variety of cultural and artistic festivals, such as the Lake Eden Arts Festival and the Montford Music And Arts Festival. Furthermore, the Mountain Sports Festival lets both pro and amateur athletes compete together.
Coming down from the mountains and onto the coastal plains, the best weekend getaways in North Carolina should always take in the secluded beaches and crystal clear waters. The Outer Banks and the Crystal Coast are both excellent choices, with the latter featuring many small waterfront fishing villages that are traditionally very welcoming to tourists. Finally, thrill seekers can get their fill of water sports here with lots of kayaking, surfing, and fishing tours on offer.