[11 July 2014 Last updated at 09:53]

Family Vacation Spots in North Carolina

North Carolina is bordered by Virginia on the north, South Carolina on the south, Georgia on the southwest and Tennessee on the west.

The state of North Carolina has a diverse landscape and where you go depends on the activities and things you are planning to do.

For instance, if you are looking for camping sites in North Carolina state parks where your family can enjoy plenty of fun hikes, wildlife spotting or rafting river tours, the Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont regions are home to many trails, diverse fauna and flora, and river gorges.

Cities such as Charlotte NC and Raleigh NC are located within the Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont regions.

For family beach vacation spots in North Carolina, the coastal region of North Carolina offers many great spots such as the popular Outer Banks.

The Outer Banks region enjoys great weather and if you are looking for cheap beach vacations, most families camp out at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which offers great campgrounds with great beachfront locations.

Family Vacation Spots in North Carolina

Winston Salem North Carolina

The city of Winston-Salem NC is another top spot for a fun family vacation. The city boasts many golf courses such as the Winston Lake Golf Course and Forsyth Country club; and parks such as Reynolds Park and Washington Park, ideal for picnicking and recreational activities.

Apart from fun activities, the city is home to a children’s museum, a large planetarium, art galleries, and more.

Town of Cherokee

If you are looking for family vacation spots in North Carolina close to the Great Smoky Mountains, the town of Cherokee has plenty of cabin rentals within miles of the foot of the mountains.

Charlotte North Carolina

Charlotte NC is a vacation spot for travelers planning to explore nearby South Carolina. Charlotte NC is just miles from the North Carolina/ South Carolina border, and within driving distance from cities such as Columbia SC and Greensville SC.

Charlotte NC is particular great during the summer and fall months due to the variety of amusement parks such as Carowinds, and festivals such as the Charlotte OktoberFest Beer Festival and the Yiasou Greek Festival.

Raleigh North Carolina

The capital city of Raleigh NC is, undoubtedly, one of the best family vacation spots in North Carolina.

The city is home to a wealth of cultural attractions such as museums, and recreation areas where you can enjoy cycling, paddle-boating, and picnicking.

If you are interested in performing and visual arts, Raleigh NC boasts many art galleries, symphony orchestras and theaters such as the Kennedy Theater and the Fletcher Opera Theater.



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