North Carolina

North Carolina Travel Guide

Fancy burgers, shrimp and grits

Buzz over town in a WWII-era biplane. Or, for an even more thrilling adventure, take wing yourself with a hang glider over Kitty Hawk’s powdery dunes (Kitty Hawk Kites offers three-hour lessons for $100).

Kids will love searching for real emeralds and sapphires at the mines.

The museum doubles as a de facto shrine to alum Michael Jordan (old jerseys included).

Catch the classic movie of the week at the vintage-1960s theater.

The half-timbered, pointy-roofed bakery makes its own doughnuts in the mornings, served outside on a sunny deck.

Childress Vineyards, Yadkin’s newest winery, is owned by legendary NASCAR team owner Richard Childress and consists of a 65-acre vineyard and winery and will include a hotel complex.