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The Best North Carolina Getaways

Updated on July 10, 2014
Plan your next trip to North Carolina
Plan your next trip to North Carolina | Source

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Are you looking for a relaxing vacation getaway from the everyday grind? These distinguished North Carolina Getaways offer something for the entire family, couples looking for romance, or a girlfriends only getaway. North Carolina is approximately 550 miles wide, from east to west, and about 200 miles wide, north to south, at the widest end. With so much to see and do, escaping to North Carolina is the perfect getaway destination. Whatever kind of adventure or relaxation you are looking for, mountains, beaches, cities or wilderness, you’ll find it in North Carolina!

North Carolina has comfortably moderate temperatures which tend to average between 40 - 60 degrees in the winter and between 80 and 90 degrees during the summer months. North Carolina experiences four very distinct seasons, and each has many enjoyable adventures to offer for a very appealing North Carolina vacation.

No matter what time of year you decide to travel to North Carolina, summer is the most busiest time of year. Hotels may be charging higher rates during this time of year. North Carolina vacations in the summer are also quite popular. The weather, particularly along the coast line and up into the mountains, is the most pleasurable, to say the least.

A link to each Resort And Spa is provided for you to get more information.

Majestic beauty abounds
Majestic beauty abounds | Source

Great Places To Visit

  • Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap

Stone Mountain State Park has 17 glorious miles of trout streams. So grab your fly-fishing pole and catch some delicious fish. If you prefer hiking there is more than 16 miles of hiking trails. There is also camping and picnic facilities. The mission of the state parks system is to conserve and protect the natural beauty, ecological features and recreational resources of statewide significance, to provide visitors and residents alike outdoor recreational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 14,100 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds.

Stone Mountain State Park Here

  • The Sanderling Resort And Spa, Duck

This is the absolute destination of complete serenity. This beach front resort is a splendid place for you to relax and rejuvenate. What a wonderful experience getting a massage while the waves beat against the beach in the background. To encourage relaxation and help you relieve tension, get a massage, and other body treatments, and nail care services are available at The Sanderling Spa as well. Additionally you can access the Pine Island Racquet & Fitness Center if you are interested in by playing a game of tennis or working out in their fitness room.

The Sanderling Resort And Spa

  • Pinhurst Resort, Pinhurst

What a better place than Pinhurst to take your young lady 12-17 to get a safe and fun pampering? Your never to old or young to get special treatment. The resort also offers golf, and other recreational packages. Not only will you find golf specials, you can plan a wedding, and other seasonal specials and holiday activities everyone can enjoy. If your in the mood for fine dining then Pinehurst will have any dish to your liking. Award-winning wine lists, to impeccable service. And a staff of over 100 culinarians ready to create the best meal of your dreams. Be ready to over indulge, Pinehurst has eight dining venues for you to choose from.

  • The Fearrington House Country Inn, Pittsboro

An idyllic rural retreat set on a historic dairy farm with cow-dotted pastures. The restaurant is outstanding, it is an intimate with winning cuisine and fine wines. There are 33 guest rooms featuring European antiques, original artwork, with rich fabrics, as well flat screen TV,s and plush feather beds. Polished English gardens surround the inn offering an idyllic and intimate atmosphere for a memorable getaway.

Fearrington's location is excellent for visiting the Appalachian Mountains or the Carolina coast. It also has many recreations, Tour one of many fascinating museums, or spend an afternoon fishing or boating on a beautiful lake.

  • Westglow Resort And Spa, Blowing Rock

Westglow Resort And Spa has been named the Top 10 Best Destination Spas in The United States for 2006 by Travel+Leisure. Westglow offers a multitude of health and fitness services, which include weight management. Private Pilate and cooking classes are offered as well. A perfect getaway for any couple. Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Westglow day spa packages include a full day at Westglow with access to all activities and amenities, lunch by the pool and your choice of spa treatments.
Westglow also provides outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking, tennis, and luxury camping, as well as indoor activities including fitness classes, yoga, swimming, and wellness workshops.

The stunning mountain views, historic mansion and elegant, tranquil landscape make Westglow an ideal spa wedding location.

You'll find some very beautiful destinations to visit next time your in North Carolina. Whether you plan to stay for the weekend, or plan a wedding or a huge family gathering, or just live there and want to getaway, Go North Carolina!

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      Boo McCourt 3 years ago from Washington MI

      I have many relatives who live in NC and SC. My mother and I hope to move to NC sometime soon. I love visiting and always want to stay. There is so much history and fun things to see. Thank you for the comments Tammy.

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      Tammy 3 years ago from North Carolina

      These are some excellent suggestions. I have lived in NC and SC for a long time and it is wonderful here. These are great suggestions for people living here too. Awesome!!!

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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      I lnow I love the area, have seriously thought of moving to North Carolina. It would be close to the water though. Thank you for reading and commenting :)

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Lovely places! Lovely state! :)