North Carolina

North Carolina Travel Guide

Sleek wine bar

Friday evenings in the summer, relax with free concerts by local musicians.

See real pirate relics, including artifacts from what’s believed to be Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. There's also a Civil War gunship and parts of a German U-boat that once trolled nearby waters.

Summer sessions up to a month long are offered at Warren Wilson College’s archaeology field school, where adults and kids as young as 14 are put on sites to dig and excavate history while uncovering a 16th-century Native American town and an early Spanish settlement.

Unpretentious local lounge

Pick up mango pastries and supersweet tropical desserts.

In season (if you’ve bought tickets far in advance), catch the Tar Heels playing basketball at the University of North Carolina.