From its beautiful Atlantic Coast beaches,
to its Appalachian
Mountain highlands, the state of North Carolina
presents vacationers with a most worthy destination.
Wherever you go in the Tar Heel State, you will
find North Carolina hotels in good number.
Being a popular vacation destination, there are
surely no lack of good places to rest your head.
In North Carolina, you will find traditional hotels
and motels, many of the chain variety, and numerous
country inns and bed and breakfasts provide charming
retreats. Among the North Carolina hotels
are also a nice collection of resorts, and if vacation
rentals are your thing, there are plenty of those
We'll start our journey in the capital city
Raleigh has some nice museums to visit, among them
the North Carolina Museum of Art. If you like
to shop, the downtown section of the city is pretty
much one big pedestrian mall, and with six colleges
in town, the dining and nightlife scenes are rich.
Touring the Capitol Building and the rest of the
5-acre capital square is recommended, and for a
change of pace, you might bike your way around town.
There is no shortage in Raleigh hotels, and if you
are searching out North Carolina budget hotels,
there's plenty to be found here. The
most historic Raleigh hotels are found downtown,
and for a pretty reasonable price, they offer fine
amenities. There are plenty of chain brand
Raleigh hotels, which range in price and amenities,
and the bed and breakfast Raleigh hotels offer cozy
retreats. Not far from Raleigh, you will find
a nice selection of hotels in the college/tobacco
town of Durham.
Home to Duke University, of particular interest
is the Duke Chapel. A couple museums worth
visiting here are the Museum of Life and Science,
and the Nasher Museum of Art. There are a
bunch of nice Durham hotels to choose from that
offer extra-comfortable rooms and a list of amenities.
Among the more interesting Durham hotels is the
Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, which is location
on the Duke campus. Make sure to check for
any Duke sporting events or ceremonies that may
be going on during your visit, as that could affect
your ability to secure the room you want here.
West of Durham, we come to the home city of the
University of North Carolina. Greensboro is the third largest city in the state, and the
Greensboro hotels offer some fine upscale choices,
as well as plenty of options for North Carolina
budget hotels. There are a bunch of mid-priced
suites hotels offering spacious rooms at a pretty
good price here, and suffice it to say you won't
find a shortage of rooms available when you arrive.
A main attraction in this town is the Greensboro
Coliseum, which hosts the bulk of Greensboro events.
Nearby, racing fans can visit the Richard Petty
Museum. Following our line west, the next
major city we hit is Winston-Salem. There
are a good amount of Winston-Salem
hotels that exhibit character, and since the
city is rich in history, you might consider staying
in one of the city's bed and breakfasts to
add some extra charm to your experience. Walking
about town and exploring the rich dining scene are
among the top things to do here, and when you head
out for the night, the nightlife scene should offer
up some tempting bars and clubs that you'll
want to drop in on.
Keep heading west in North Carolina, and eventually
you'll end up in the attractive Appalachian
Mountains. Besides hiking the Appalachian
trail, driving the scenic Blue
Ridge Parkway makes it to the top of the list
for things to do here. You can go skiing in
the North Carolina mountains, and camping here is
a real treat. The featured North Carolina
city in the mountains is Asheville, where you can
find the famed Biltmore Estate. Asheville is a small city surrounded by forested mountains,
and it is known for its liberal charm. Besides
the Biltmore Estate, Asheville boasts lively
nightlife, an eclectic grouping of locals, and plenty
of outdoor recreation. Regardless of your
budget, you can find the Asheville hotels to more
than meet your needs. There are some interesting
choices for accommodations here, from mountain cabins
to charming B&B's. You can stay
at a luxurious inn on the grounds of the Biltmore
Estate, or pick discount North Carolina lodging
in the form of a chain motel. There's
even a holistic retreat in nearby Weaverville, so
you can see that the selection for Asheville hotels
is a bit different from most places.
Charlotte and Fayetteville are the remaining North Carolina cities we'll
take a look at, and while the coast isn't
covered here, you can bet there are plenty of nice
North Carolina hotels to be had by the sandy shores.
The North Carolina beaches not only bring you some
of the best sandy strips in the country, but also
a full array of accommodations options, ranging
from vacation rentals and resort hotels, to North
Carolina budget hotels. Regardless of where
you choose to go in North Carolina, if you are flying
in, you are likely going to end up in Charlotte.
The Queen City is culturally rich, and simply strolling
downtown is a pleasure. Dining in Charlotte
is a top thing to do, as is visiting its museums.
Museum of Art and Discovery
Place are two museums you might not want to
miss. Among the hotels in Charlotte NC are
some pretty elegant downtown offerings, and if you
are looking for discount North Carolina lodging,
the city is full of choices. Some of the best
hotels in Charlotte NC are housed in restored historic
buildings, adding to their charm. If you want
a good room at a good price, try the hotels in Charlotte
NC that are close to the airport. Finally,
we have Fayetteville, which is where golfers might
choose to go. Some of the state's best
courses are found near Fayetteville, and much like
Charlotte, exploring downtown for good eats and
museums is a popular thing to do in Fayetteville.
As far as the Fayetteville hotels are concerned,
the most luxurious are the upscale chain offerings
found downtown, and if you prefer a bed and breakfast,
there are a few in town worth looking into.