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

Hit the Road on NC’s Scenic Byways

Routes preserve character and legacy throughout the state

Take a Ride on the Beach

Saddle up and see the Outer Banks from a new perspective

Elkin: A Spirited Foothills Town

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

Farm Dining in the Piedmont

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

Nature and History in Harmony at Pettigrew State Park

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

Toys for All Ages, on Display

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

The Seagrove Pottery Experience

Piedmont artisan area is a dream come true for pottery lovers

Dive into Maritime History

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