Cheap flights to North Carolina

Big enough to be explored and not one to be underestimated, North Carolina is the quintessential southern state in the United States of America. Outdoor adventure and historical compendium awaits you in the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains, while the developing cities of Charlotte and Raleigh will keep you entertained while on vacation. Beyond the outer banks, you will be treated to a solitary lifestyle, a welcoming retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Everywhere you go in North Carolina, chances are you will be amazed and surprised with your own discoveries.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is in the state of North Carolina and Virginia, stretching about 469 miles between Shenandoah National Park and Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Deemed as one of the most visited units of the National Park System, Blue Ridge Parkway is often seen as a scenic byway but what travellers need to know is that it is also a cross-section of the Appalachian mountain history that encompasses some of the oldest settlements of both pre-historic and early European settlement. To learn more about the pre-historical background of the Appalachian Chain, best go to the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center Museum, wherein arrowheads and early tools are exhibited in the area. Meanwhile, to learn more about the European structures, you can go to the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm exhibit. You will be then guided to the easy Mountain Farm Trail which will take you through 19th century farm buildings. If you go in the area by summer, chances are you might see live historical demonstrations.

If you are up for an extreme adventure, you can hike through the Appalachian Trail, or AT for short. AT stretches over 3,500km through 14 states in the eastern part of the United States, following the Appalachian Mountain Range. You can join other people hiking the whole trail in a single journey, which starts from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain in Georgia until the northern terminus in the Mount Katahdin in Maine. The federal government also tried its best to make the trail as a natural experience for most hikers so you should be prepared to hike for as long as 100 miles without ever encountering a paved road.

You can also visit the largest city of North Carolina, Charlotte, and visit the nearby area of Uptown, which is filled with numerous museums and historic sites, such as the Carolinas Aviation Museum, which offers a wide variety of resources that includes historic and restored airplanes. You should drop by in Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital, which is home to a number of universities. It was deemed as the America’s Best City in 2011 by the BusinessWeek with the multitude of quality life perks.

How to get around North Carolina

Given the region’s strategic location on the East Coast, reaching most cities and destinations is easier using private cars. For visitors arriving by plane, renting a vehicle or arranging for other private transportation is advised, as parts of Charlotte and the triangle have limited public transportation. Elsewhere, roads are generally well kept so you can be assured of a hassle-free land travel. You can also opt to hop in the Amtrak passenger trains that serve 17 North Carolina cities on six routes including the northbound and southbound Carolinian, Piedmont, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Crescent, and Palmetto.

For visitors who wish to go to parts of outer banks, getting into the North Carolina’s ferry system, which operates 24 ferries and deemed as the largest on the East Coast, is the only viable transportation available.

How to get there

North Carolina has four international airports namely the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham International Airport between Raleigh and Durham, and Wilmington International Airport in Wilmington. You can also get into North Carolina via other passenger airports located in Asheville Regional Airport in Asheville, Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern, and Albert J Ellis Regional Airport in Jacksonville/ Camp Lejeune.  

Flights to North Carolina

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