North Carolina’s state capital is Raleigh, and if you plan to arrive into the Carolinas directly then Raleigh-Durham is a splendid gateway airport to start your holidays from. The state boasts a delightful climate, charming historical towns, fabulous shopping and peerless golf. Springtime sees North Carolina ablaze with blooming azaleas, dogwood, and rhododendron and the amazing “Fall foliage” season will rival anything New England has to offer.
There are miles of unspoiled beaches and coastal barrier islands such as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore which has 70 miles of glorious beaches beginning in South Nags Head and stretches as far as Ocracoke island, once the base of the pirate Blackbeard.
You will find yourself wondering why it took so long to discover North Carolina for yourself.