With the 8th shark attack occuring on the NC Coast, it’s safe to say, maybe this summer you should stay out of the water. But, that doesn’t mean all of your summer fun is now cancelled out. Luckily, North Carolina is a great place for plenty of ocean alternatives.
1. You won't find any sharks up in the treetops
Maybe a few bears, but why not consider renting a treehouse for a romantic weekend? You have six to choose from here http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/treehouses/
2. Sharks haven't attempted to appreciate the beauty of the Biltmore
The Biltmore Estate never gets old! It's a great day trip. Plus, book a hotel in Asheville to really add some fun to your getaway!
3. The only scary part about water parks are the long, thrill inducing waterslides
The only shark you'll find here will be the inflatable kind. Find your perfect waterpark with this list http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/water-parks-nc/
4. You can still get that beach vibe at Lake Lure
This beautiful lake gives you both sand and sun...and a bonus...freshwater!
5. Cool off in a swimming hole
Or book a weekend tubing trip! Find your perfect swimming hole here http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/swimming-holes-nc/
6. Low on dough? Sure the beach is relatively free but there are still some other things
You won't break the bank, maybe just the fun meter, if you find something free to do in North Carolina. This list should help you get started http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/fun-things-in-nc-for-cheap/
7. Gallery hop in Asheville
Asheville is such a fun summer destination. For art lovers, it's a great place to visit not just one, but several amazing galleries.
8. Hop in the car and let no sharks take the wheel.
Who doesn't love a good road trip? Plan your getaway with these two lists...http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/nc-road-trips/ http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/15-unique-nc-day-trips/
9. Feel the RIGHT kind of fear about water while taking in the breathtaking beauty of a waterfall
North Carolina is home to over four hundred waterfalls. Take your pick http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/20-hidden-waterfalls-nc/
10. Take a hike!
I've heard sharks hate exercise. Bad joke? Well anyways, North Carolina has so many amazing hiking trails to fill a day, a weekend or a week. Start planning here http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/fifteen-hikes-nc/
I think these are all pretty good alternatives. Hopefully the sharks will eventually swim down south. Our thoughts go out to all the victims. Which one will you try first? Tell us in the comments!