25 Best Things to Do in North Carolina

The spectacular natural history of North Carolina is enough to attract any traveler.

In addition, the state has museums, art galleries and theme parks. For outdoor enthusiasts, the state has much and more to offer.

Hiking in the Linville Gorge and skiing in the High Country are both fun and a great way to appreciate the state’s beauty while beaches and the state’s coastline provide an opportunity to relax.

If culture and history is your thing then rest assured that the museums and art galleries are among the best in the country.

Here is our list of the best things to do in North Carolina:

1. The Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate

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The Biltmore Estate

This private home in Asheville is the largest private estate in the United States and a top attraction in the state of North Carolina.

The mansion is situated at the center of 8,000 acres of stunning grounds and has 250 rooms, each containing impressive antiques and artwork.

After touring the mansion visitors should also walk around the gardens and farm.

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25 Best Things to Do in North Carolina:

Linville Gorge, North Carolina

  • The Biltmore Estate: dnafoto50 / shutterstock
  • USS North Carolina: 1512 Creative / shutterstock
  • Morehead Planetarium: Bryan Pollard / shutterstock
  • Linville Gorge, North Carolina: Serge Skiba / shutterstock
  • Chimney Rock State Park: Alexey Rotanov / shutterstock
  • Grandfather Mountain: Cvandyke / shutterstock
  • North Carolina Aquarium: Felicia Clark / shutterstock
  • North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro: JNix / shutterstock
  • Outer Banks, North Carolina: Paul Brady Photography / shutterstock
  • NASCAR Hall Of Fame: one line man / shutterstock
  • Contemporary Art Museum: James Willamor / Flickr
  • Kings Barcade, Raleigh: snerkish / Flickr
  • William B. Umstead State Park: Zhong Chen / shutterstock
  • The James B. Hunt Jr. Library: Seannator / Wikimedia
  • Raleigh Greenway System: samray / shutterstock
  • Pullen Park: ying / shutterstock
  • Lincoln Theater: jjandames / Flickr
  • North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences: zimmytws / shutterstock
  • Mordecai Historic Park: My Lil' Rotten / Flickr
  • North Carolina State Capitol: Joseph Sohm / shutterstock
  • J S Dorton Arena: Leah Rucker / Wikimedia
  • JC Raulston Arboretum: Belight / shutterstock
  • North Carolina Museum Of History: Jmturner / Wikimedia
  • Marbles Kids Museum: Flickr
  • Dead Broke Farm: gomylocal