Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Fun in NC

So, I used to live in NC before I moved to Atlanta. Here are thirteen really fun things to do in NC.


13 NC Attractions...


1. The Outer Banks - beautiful beaches on the east coast of NC.

2. The NC Zoo - it's small, but fun.

3. The Biltmore Estate - a must see in Asheville, NC.

4. Ocracoke Island - part of the Outer Banks. One of my most favorite places in the world!

5. NC Lighthouses - a wide variety and very cool to see.

6. Harrah's Cherokee - if you like a little gambling.

7. Corolla Wild Horses - you have to take a tour to see them, but they used to roam free along the beaches. (How cool is that!?!?)

8. World Beer Festival - in Raleigh, NC. I had friends who went just a few weeks ago and had an awesome time!

9. NC Museum of Art - small but some great stuff housed there! And, a great outdoor concert venue.

10. NC Aquarium - several locations along the coast.

11. The Blue Ridge Parkway - an absolutely gorgeous drive, particularly in the fall.

12. NC Museum of Natural Sciences - also in Raleigh, NC.

13. The NC State Fair - an annual event in October in Raleigh, NC. I drove back up for it last year. Always a lot of fun!!

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19 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

I've been to NC a couple of times, but the only thing I did was drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. If I were younger I'd hike the Appalachian trail. The most I ever did with it was a couple of miles.

Shelley Munro said...

A-ha! NC stands for North Carolina. Color me confused for a while there.

Adelle said...

I'd love to see the wildhorses. Of course, the beer festival is a must attend event lol
Happy T13!

Debora said...

Sounds like some great attractions. Relatives of mine are moving to SC so thanks for the tips on things to see on our way down! :)

Ms Menozzi said...

Wow - for my first marriage, we honeymooned in the Outer Banks. The Biltmore isn't very far from where I live in TN, and you're right about the Blue Ridge Parkway!

I'm feeling a bit homesick now, but that's okay - I'll be there this summer. :)

Great T13, btw!
Ciao!

Debbie Mumford said...

Ahhh...the Blue Ridge Parkway...beautiful.

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Jennifer McKenzie said...

Those are some cool links, Kathleen!!!!

Nina Pierce said...

My mom lives in South Carolina and I love it there. I want to get up and see the wild horses. They sound so beautiful. Happy TT13!

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Darla said...

Sounds like a great place to visit! I'll have to put it on our list for when we return to the States.

Tempest Knight said...

Sounds like a great place to go on vacations. :)

Savvy One said...

Those sounds so much fun, wildhorses.....I've been to NC once. When I was 16 i got to spend a week on Topsail Island with my cousins best time of my life...


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Paige Tyler said...

I've heard the zoo is fabulous! We so love going to the zoo!

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Paige

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Heather said...

I've never been to NC, but would love to visit the coast some day!

Heather said...

I've never been to NC, but would love to visit the coast some day!

Bethanne said...

It is beautiful down there! my sister-in-law lives down there. :)
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Gina Ardito said...

We might do the Outer Banks this summer. Love the wild horses. We saw them a few years ago. Thanks for some great tips for vacation!

Chloe Devlin said...

Your list makes me want to take a roadtrip there. It sounds beautiful!

Chloe

A. Catherine Noon said...

This so makes me want to go there now! Yay! Thanks for sharing!

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