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A fantastic choice of destination for your next vacation, North Carolina is not to be missed. This great state should be your top choice if you’re traveling with kids as there are plenty of things to keep all the family entertained here. Raleigh and Durham both house amazing science museums with exhibits for all to enjoy, while across the state other family-friendly activities abound. All around North Carolina, with its range of beautiful parks and green spaces, is both unbeatable and unmissable.

Hotels in North Carolina

North Carolina hotels offer a wide range of excellent facilities to all types of travelers. Luxury hotels in North Carolina provide fantastic service in cities like Durham and Raleigh. Such hotels often include spas, fitness and business centers, and swimming pools, as well as insights into this historic state. Out of the city, oceanfront hotels on the North Carolina coast offer stunning views and beach access to complement the service. For those traveling on a tighter budget, plenty of cheap North Carolina hotels are available. Offering basic services to guests, these comfortable hotels are perfect for families and there is a good selection serving Charlotte and its surrounding attractions.

Things to see in North Carolina

North Carolina is filled with activities for all types of travelers, above all nature lovers who will not want to miss the wonderful Eno River State Park near Durham. In addition to the breathtaking views across the park, trails for hiking abound, with options for serious hikers looking for a big day out, and for families and other visitors seeking a more casual stroll in the great outdoors. For animal lovers, Durham is still the place to be, with the Duke Lemur Center offering tours to see these gorgeous little creatures. Families will also love the North Carolina coast, where visitors flock to Outer Banks and the surrounding areas. Over in Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Sciences is filled with fun and informative exhibits to keep all the family amused, while history buffs will surely be keen to visit the USS North Carolina battleship in Wilmington, the first to be named after the state.

Where to stay in North Carolina

For travel in North Carolina, the top choice for visitors must be the state capital, Raleigh. This fine city has plenty to do, and is perfect for all the family with Marbles Kids Museum a particular highlight. Nearby Charlotte is another great family destination. The Carowinds amusement park there will keep the whole family very entertained for a day or two, while Discovery Place, an interactive science museum, will also fascinate kids and grown-ups. Elsewhere, Durham's university chapel is well worth a visit, and the lighthouses along the North Carolina coast merge form and function for some great photos.

How to get to North Carolina

If you’re traveling from the north, you can get to North Carolina by taking Interstate 95 from Washington, D.C. before joining Interstate 85, which will take you right into the heart of the state. From the south, Interstate 95 runs all the way up from Jacksonville, Florida, and can be joined from Interstate 26 from Charleston, and from Interstate 20 from Atlanta. Coming from further afield? North Carolina has a number of airports receiving flights from across the U.S.—Charlotte/Douglas and Raleigh-Durham International Airports are the main points of entry for air passengers, but a selection of other airports exist for those heading to different areas of North Carolina.

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