Overview North Carolina

Visiting North Carolina

North Carolina’s motto translates as “to be, rather than to seem,” so it’s no wonder that it seems to be one of the richest states in history and beauty in the country. From the famous dunes of Kitty Hawk to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina—one of the original 13 states and home to the infamous “Lost Colony”—is still mysteriously full of charm. Don’t miss natural wonders like Jockey’s Ridge State Park and historic mansions like the Biltmore Estate and Gardens.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly... Read More
North Carolina’s motto translates as “to be, rather than to seem,” so it’s no wonder that it seems to be one of the richest states in history and beauty in the country. From the famous dunes of Kitty Hawk to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina—one of the original 13 states and home to the infamous “Lost Colony”—is still mysteriously full of charm. Don’t miss natural wonders like Jockey’s Ridge State Park and historic mansions like the Biltmore Estate and Gardens.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips North Carolina

Go to Arthaus or Sweet Pea

Written by RenaldoJ on 17 Aug, 2010

Although a pretty decent value for the $24 a night (cash only) price tag (for a bed in either a three or six bed dorm room), with two other options for hostels in the Asheville area (both of which take plastic and are in the…Read More


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Overview

Written by vampirefan on 01 Aug, 2010

Overview. Starting a new job, I knew I could not take off for vacation for 6 months and I am thinking I may soon be on weekends. So while I had weekends off, John and I took a much needed weekend away and went to…Read More


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Overview

Written by vampirefan on 01 Jul, 2010

After many years of visiting the grand and glorious Biltmore Estate, I finally made it to their much anticipated Festival of Flowers held annually every April and May. The home is the largest private estate in the US but is open year…Read More


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Three Asheville Attractions for FREE

Written by barbara on 02 Jun, 2010

If you're short on cash during your visit, no worries. You don't have to go to the Biltmore to have a good time. There's plenty to see in Asheville that won't cost you much money. 1. You're right by the Blue…Read More


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Great Smoky Mountain Railway Pt. 2

Written by vampirefan on 23 May, 2010

Of course the railway began its life way back in the 1880’s as passenger rail to link the mountains with the outside and provide supplies to the citizens. In the 1940’s supplies and workers arrived to construct the newly built Fontana Dam. Train travel declined…Read More


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Area Waterfalls

Written by vampirefan on 23 May, 2010

If you have read some of my previous journals, then you know I enjoy waterfall hunting. I mean what is not to like? They sound wonderful, look beautiful, and generally are free. So when packing my bags, I grabbed my waterfall book and hoped to…Read More


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Bryson City

Written by vampirefan on 23 May, 2010

Most people just think of Bryson City as simply the place where you catch the Great Smoky Mountain Railway from. But you should take the time to stop by, relax, enjoy, and maybe even stay a day or two in this charming city. This is…Read More


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Overview

Written by vampirefan on 22 May, 2010

I am hoping to pass on the travel bug to my niece and nephew. I decided to start with my nephew last year when he turned 7. Since we have chosen to be child-free, that means we aren’t exactly child friendly. So we had to…Read More


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Vacation Overview

Written by vampirefan on 06 Apr, 2010

Overview. To celebrate John’s birthday, I took him to our state’s capital, to Raleigh to celebrate. We stayed in style and comfort and the Cambria Suites located as close to RDU as you can get without being on the tarmac. John is a huge…Read More


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Touchdown, Panthers!

Written by CarolinaPanthers1983 on 02 Jan, 2010

It was a cold day. It was so cold that ice was forming from every breath that I was taking. My hands going numb from the cold air. My feet feeling pain as I kept walking in the cold. All this for the chance to…Read More


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