Nothing beats the culture of North Carolina. We love food, adventure, beautiful scenery, and relaxation! But if you’re looking to take your North Carolina love to the next level, why not have the most North Carolina day ever? Wondering how? Look no further than these 10 activities.
1. Wake up early to catch a sunrise on one of our many beautiful beaches.
And if the beach is a little out of your reach, I'm sure you'll catch a breathtaking sunrise from the comfort of your front porch or backyard.
2. Grab a delicious breakfast at one of our many great diners.
If you're not sure where to go, check out my list
Don't forget to put some Texas Pete on your eggs or toast!
3. Go on a mid-morning hike or a walk in the park.
Depending on your location in the state, a drive to the mountains is totally feasible for a day of hiking. Even if you're centrally located, Raleigh has William B. Umstead State Park not far from the city, and there's also Hanging Rock and the Uwharrie Mountains.
4. After a strenuous hike, treat yourself to a Krispy Kreme doughnut.
Don't forget to wash it down with some Cheerwine!
5. Take some time to relax on the front porch.
With a glass of sweet tea! There's nothing wrong with front porch chilling, and relaxation is always good for the mind. North Carolinians are not shy to days or nights spent on the porch, talking about life and watching the world go by.
6. You know what makes the best lunch ever?
BBQ, of course, there's no way to NOT have the most North Carolina day ever without BBQ!
7. Take a cool, afternoon dip in a swimming hole.
North Carolina has plenty of amazing swimming holes to choose from, most of those come with some breathtaking waterfall views as well! If you're still stuffed from BBQ, walk it off and check out one of our many (I mean, like over 400) waterfalls found throughout the state.
8. Get dressed up for a snazzy dinner and drinks at one of North Carolina's many nice restaurants.
North Carolina truly is a foodie haven, you can get a delicious burger from a tiny joint for lunch, and be dressed to the nines and dining at the Biltmore Estate for dinner. Why not take full advantage of all the amazing culinary creations, Michelin Star Restaurants, and even James Beard Foundation restaurants NC has to offer?
9. Pop into a craft brewery.
Any city (and town) you go to is sure to have an amazing brewery. North Carolina is a haven for craft beer, and with April being NC Beer Month...it's time to ditch the mainstream and go with some local creations.
10. End the night with some amazing live music.
North Carolina is brimming with musical talent. When you're in the Tar Heel state, you must catch a live show - particularly bluegrass.
I don’t know about you, but this is MY kind of day. One filled with fun, adventure, relaxation, food, and live music! Sounds like the perfect day and really, how much more North Carolina can you get? What else would you add to the day?