You May Be Surprised To Learn The Two Most Visited National Parks In The U.S. Are Both In North Carolina

From the mountains to the sea, we really do have it all here in North Carolina – including the two most visited National Parks (a park and a unit) in America! (Some states aren’t fortunate enough to have even one National Park.) When it comes to scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation, the Tar Heel State is a popular place for natives and tourists alike.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

How fortunate are we to have the two most popular National Park locations right here at home? When was the last time you reconnected with either one? Let’s make this the year to spend more time exploring both!

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