For art lovers North Carolina vacation is a perfect chance to take in the renowned collections of art museums and galleries. The state is considered to be the birthplace of outdoor drama, as well as home to the first state supported museum in the nation - the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, famous for its European galleries, which house the works by Rubens, Raphael and Monet. Other prominent attractions of Raleigh include the Museum of Natural Science, State Capitol, Historic Oakwood, North Carolina Museum of History, Executive Mansion, Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh City Museum and more. The Historic Oak View County Park is perfect for picnics, and is a wonderful place for bird watching. The city of Raleigh is a popular destination of North Carolina vacation, offering a great number of family-oriented attractions, the majority of which are free.
Ever since the first brewery opened in North Carolina in 1774, the state has been hosting the award-winning microbreweries and brewpubs, concentrated in Piedmont. Entertainment facilities are plentiful in North Carolina, ranging from zoos and theme parks to gaming and nightlife. The North Carolina Mountains are the perfect place to experience the nightlife. You'll enjoy the splendid view of the Appalachian Mountains, indulge in elaborate drinks and dinner and revel in live music. The Appalachian Mountains also provide trails for hiking and a number of opportunities for overnight camping. North Carolina vacation is frequently associated with the top golf resorts, which are plentiful here. In fact, golf is part of the state's heritage with more than 600 courses to suit every style. The most famous resorts include Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center, offering three different golf courses; Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort, equipped with 27 holes for challenging golf; Bald Head Island Resort, with the only means of transportation for visitors - golf cart; and Currituck Club, the only golf resort community of Corolla. Expansive boutiques, small specialty shops and fine galleries of North Carolina have always attracted thousands of tourists, looking for great shopping.
When on North Carolina vacation, don't miss the opportunity to visit Fearrington Village, located eight miles south of Chapel Hill of Pittsboro. Fearrington is famous for its collection of unique shops, housed in original farm buildings. Fearrington Garden is available all-the-year-round, encouraging the visitors to enjoy many of its displays, like the Perennial Border, Jenny's Fragrant White Garden, the Herb Garden, the Southern Garden and the Inn's English Courtyard. Charlotte is a popular destination for the Carolina traveler, housing several sports teams and a variety of historic sites. With its numerous green parks and gardens it claims to be the greenest city in the nation. North Carolina rentals are the best way to experience the state in any of its three areas, from the coast in the east, the heartland in the middle and the mountains in the west.