Relax on a trip to North Carolina on the beaches of Nags Head and hike in the Great Smoky Mountains. National parks and huge golf courses delight outdoor fans, the metropolises Raleigh and Charlotte are ideal for all shopping enthusiasts, and culinary delights and excellent wines delight every connoisseur. Let yourself be impressed by the numerous sights and culture. North Carolina with all its diversity is located on the east coast of the USA and is culturally one of the so-called southern states. The region is scenic from the long Atlantic coast with the fascinating island chain of the Outer Banks with its unique beaches and lighthouses as well as the mountains of the Appalachian Mountains. The so-called Tar Heel State, whose almost ten million inhabitants live primarily on the coast, is about the size of Austria and Switzerland combined. North Carolina stands for unforgettable vacation experiences!
Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina. The second most important banking and financial center in the United States is particularly impressive due to its impressive skyline. There are also excellent museums here, such as the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, which shows some of the most interesting works of modern art. The capital of North Carolina, Raleigh, is definitely worth a visit. The city’s most popular attraction is the Memorial Bell Tower, which is located on the campus of North Carolina State University and is designed with neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic style elements.
The landscape in North Carolina is impressive, on the one hand, the Atlantic coast, which is characterized by long sandy beaches, such as that of Nags Head. On the other hand, the Appalachian Mountains are located in the western part of the state. The Smoky Mountains, which lie on the border with Tennessee, are particularly interesting. The national park there is the largest primeval forest in the USA, in which a particularly large number of black bears live. However, the Smoky Mountains also serve as a recreation area and are ideal for hiking.
Travel tips and best travel times
The largest airport in North Carolina is Charlotte Douglas International Airport, to which there are also direct connections from several German cities. When you arrive, be aware that the time in the US state is six hours different from that in Central Europe. The state’s weather is in the transition between a temperate and a subtropical climate. This means that summers can be very hot, but winters can also get quite cold. The best time to travel is therefore spring with pleasant maximum values of around 23 ° C.
About Biltmore Estate
The breathtaking estate and largest private home in the USA impresses with its architecture and uniqueness. Numerous films with world-famous stars such as Grace Kelly, Anthony Hopkins and Peter Sellers have already been made here. The 50,000 hectare property is located near Asheville and was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II, the descendant of the successful entrepreneurial family of the same name. The painstakingly furnished Ludwig XV room is also known as the heart of the Biltmore Estate.
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THE OUTER BANKS ISLAND CHAIN
Idyllic villages, wild horses, picturesque lighthouses and golden sandy beaches create a great atmosphere on the barrier islands.
THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
The most visited national park in the United States is one of the oldest forests in the world and is the largest jungle in the eastern United States.
VIEWS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
The spectacular, 755 km long panoramic road offers magnificent views of the Appalachian Mountains.
BILTMORE ESTATE IN ASHEVILLE
The 250-room mansion, built between 1888 and 1895, was one of the first residential buildings with an electrical connection worldwide.