2018 North Carolina Travel Guide - Carolina Country

2018 Travel Guide

travel guide 2018

It’s OK to admit it — we’re lucky to call North Carolina home. In this year’s annual travel guide, we’re highlighting a few of the destinations around the state that prove it has a little something for everyone. Some of the spots featured in our guide are great for families, others offer a little romance. A few might be for the more adventurous among us, and many can guarantee a good time without breaking the bank. We also recently posed a question to readers to help pass the time on those long car trips: What’s your favorite roadside attraction? It turns out there are quite a few gems in NC. As you explore our travel guide and all that NC has to offer, rest assured you’re never far from an electric co-op. 

Burnsville: Family Adventure Under the Stars

A galaxy surrounds this vibrant mountain town

Elkin: A Spirited Foothills Town

Sample wine and tap your feet to live music in the Yadkin Valley

Toys for All Ages, on Display

The NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures preserves treasures from the past

Hit the Road on NC’s Scenic Byways

Routes preserve character and legacy throughout the state

Farm Dining in the Piedmont

Onsite meals bring new meaning to ‘farm-to-table’ dining

The Seagrove Pottery Experience

Piedmont artisan area is a dream come true for pottery lovers

Nature and History in Harmony at Pettigrew State Park

A northeastern NC state park and a historic site are intertwined in time and place

Dive into Maritime History

Visit a blockade runner where she’s rested for 150 years

Take a Ride on the Beach

Saddle up and see the Outer Banks from a new perspective