35 Exciting North Carolina Bucket List Activities to Try Story

By Alli Sewell

Introduction

35 Exciting North Carolina Bucket List Activities to Try Story

This comprehensive North Carolina bucket list will help you decide exactly what you want to...

Activity 1

Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway

North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway comprises 252 miles of scenic roads. You can find many...

Activity 2

Go on a Blue Ridge Parkway waterfall tour

Along with driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, many opt to hike various routes in the...

Activity 3

Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A little-known fact about North Carolina is that it's home to a UNESCO World Heritage...

Activity 4

Admire the views at Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a rock formation that offers amazing views of surrounding mountains and the...

Activity 5

Roam around the magnificent Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate is a National Historic Landmark and the largest privately owned property in the...

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Activity 6

Appreciate the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is found near the Outer Banks. The seashore features sandy...

Activity 7

Find waterfalls in Chimney Rock State Park

Exploring Chimney Rock State Park is another of the North Carolina activities that will please...

Activity 8

Discover the Lake Lure flowering bridge

Lake Lure is a charming area of Rutherford County that is home to a unique...

Activity 9

See the Wright Brothers National Memorial

The Wright Brothers took the first-powered flight in the Outer Banks town of Kill Devil...

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Activity 10

Step aboard the USS North Carolina

The USS North Carolina, also known as Battleship North Carolina, is the first vessel built...

Activity 11

Climb to the top of the Bodie Island Lighthouse

The Bodie Island Lighthouse has stood in the Outer Banks town of Nags Head since...

Activity 12

Spot wildlife at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak within the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The Linville, NC...

Activity 13

Enjoy amazing artworks at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh

The Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, or CAM Raleigh, is one of the state's most outstanding...

Activity 14

View the East Coast's biggest dune at Jockey's Ridge State Park

The Outer Banks, found in Eastern North Carolina, is one of the most popular places...

Activity 15

Hike to Linville Falls in the Linville Gorge Wilderness

North Carolina has many waterfalls, and Linville Falls is one of the most spectacular. The...

Activity 16

Interact with sea life at the North Carolina Aquarium

One of the most fun bucket list activities in North Carolina for families is going...

Activity 17

Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is the oldest museum in NC...

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Activity 18

Follow the Rainbow and Turtleback Falls Trail in Gorges State Park

The Rainbow Falls and Turtleback Falls Trail is a 6.3-kilometer-long hiking trail in Gorges State...

Activity 19

Increase your NC knowledge at the North Carolina Museum of History

If you want to increase your knowledge on North Carolina, one of the bucket list...

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Activity 20

Learn about science at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Another of the fun educational attractions in North Carolina is the Morehead Planetarium and Science...

Activity 21

Spend the day at Pisgah National Forest

Another of the amazing outdoor locations in NC is Pisgah National Forest. As one of...

Activity 22

Take your family to the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo is the world's largest natural habitat zoo and is home to...

Activity 23

Experience a fascinating historical tour of Charlotte

Located in central North Carolina, Charlotte is one of the state's biggest cities. If visiting...

Activity 24

Hang out at North Topsail Beach

Found on Topsail Island, North Topsail Beach is a pretty beach with miles of sandy...

Activity 25

Dare to go on an Asheville ghost tour

If you're looking for some unique experiences in North Carolina, going on a ghost tour...

Activity 26

Look for wild horses in Corolla

Corolla in the Outer Banks is home to numerous wild horses. A fun and safe...

Activity 27

Try some amazing beer on an Asheville brewery walking tour

Asheville is one of the best cities to visit in the Southeast if looking for...

Activity 28

Let children explore the interactive Marbles Kids Museum

Going to the Marbles Kids Museum is another of the great North Carolina activities for...

Activity 29

Relax with a mountaintop yoga session

An amazing way to relax while in North Carolina is on a mountain yoga and...

Activity 30

Hop aboard a train on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad begins in Bryson City and stretches for 52 miles. Taking...

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Activity 31

Search for alligators in Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

North Carolina is home to many alligators, with many of them living in the Alligator...

Activity 32

Treat yourself to a sunset sail

Hopping aboard a yacht to sail through Wrightsville Beach at sunset is an ideal way...

Activity 33

Paddleboard on the French Broad River

While in Asheville, trying some water sports on the French Broad River is a fun...

Activity 34

Kayak through Kitty Hawk's maritime forests

You'll be spoiled for choice if looking for outdoor activities in NC! Another of the...

Activity 35

Surf on the Outer Banks

Make the most of being near the Atlantic Ocean with a surf lesson in the...

Conclusion

In Summary

North Carolina is an outstanding vacation destination. Whether you want to explore a city, relax...

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