North Carolina December 31, 2016
7 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In North Carolina Before You Die
There’s nothing like hopping in the car in search of an unforgettable journey. Here in North Carolina, we have several options of where to drive and what to see. Yet, so many options can sometimes be so overwhelming. To make the most of all the beautiful aspects our state has to offer, these seven road trips were our top performers in 2016 and now complete your 2017 bucket list. All you have to do is click the links to plan yet another amazing trip in the ol’ North State.
1. The Most Beautiful Waterfalls Road Trip
Receiving an ASTOUNDING 333.1K shares, this road trip article should be NUMBER ONE on your bucket list come warmer days. There's no doubt North Carolinians love all the beautiful waterfalls found in our state, but with over 300 it can be hard to narrow down which ones to visit. From waterfalls you can walk beneath, to classic views from Linville Falls, this road trip is one of the most beautiful and peaceful you'll find in the state.
2. A Spooktacular Haunted Road Trip
From haunted swamps to the Pink Lady at the Grove Park Inn, this road trip takes you to the most haunted locations in North Carolina. While it's not for the faint of heart, it clocked in at 55.3k shares, so certainly North Carolinians love a good scare. It's a great road trip to take in the fall to get in the mood for Halloween.
3. Fall Foliage Road Trip
Come October, the Blue Ridge Parkway becomes illuminated with abundant fall foliage. Yet, even off the Parkway there's beauty to be found. From Chimney Rock to waterfalls this fall foliage road trip was shared over 28k times, and a great alternative to simply cruising the Parkway.
4. A Haunting Road Trip Through North Carolina Ghost Towns
There's something certainly eerie about ruins from the past left for modern day explorers. The energy is palpable, and some on the list were even rumored to be haunted - like Henry River Mill Village which was also featured on the Hunger Games as District 12. Over 23.4k readers shared the road trip, that ranged from Colonial desolation like Brunswick Town, to the beautiful Cataloochee that's home to a haunting past.
5. The Ultimate Lighthouse Road Trip
The Ultimate Lighthouse Road Trip totaled at 9.7k shares and took North Carolinians along a beautiful ride to witness the historic and diverse lighthouses found along the coast. From the starting point of the Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton that is a different aesthetic than the rest, to Currituck Lighthouse with gothic-revival architecture, and everyones favorites - Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras, it's the perfect road trip for a beach getaway plus learning North Carolina history.
6. Natural Wonders Road Trip
North Carolina has no shortage of natural wonders - from the highest active sand dune on the east coast, to the Grand Canyon of the east. There's so much natural beauty to be found here in this state, and especially natural beauty of the jaw dropping category. Over 5.2k people shared this, meaning they agree!
7. A Delicious Barbecue Road Trip
In North Carolina BBQ is more than a meal - it's a tradition, a culture, a great argument over which style is better. This road trip takes you from eastern style to Lexington style while lickin' your fingers the whole time. The BBQ road trip you must do was shared over 3k times with readers and is a delicious pit stop for pit cooked goodness.
I’d say that all seven are totally worth the miles! Each one fits for a different season that will soon come in 2017, so it’s good you can already get planning! Which one is top on your list?
Another great road trip in North Carolina? How about
driving across the state for the best shrimpburger you’ll ever taste!