North Carolina is known for many great things. Barbecue, gorgeous State Parks, and tobacco production to name a few. Let's explore the great things this state has to offer.
What are the most scenic drives in North Carolina?
North Carolinas lush landscapes are perfect for taking a drive through. During the autumn months, make sure to hop in the car and drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fall colors abound and there are waterfalls, overlooks, and breathtaking mountain and valley views. For some spacious, wide-open vistas, the Hanging Rock Scenic By way will take you along the Sauratown mountains and you'll even pass through the town of Mayberry, from the Andy Griffith show. If you can't get enough waterfalls, the Waterfall Byway will show you 98 miles worth of them.
What are the best festivals in North Carolina?
With mild weather and stunning views, North Carolina is an amazing state for all kinds of fun festivals. One of the biggest and best is the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. Held every April, you'll get three days of live music, arts and crafts, and children's activities. It's great for the entire family. Of course, you have to go to a barbecue event, and the Lexington BBQ Festival might just be the best of the bunch. Over 100,000 people attend every October for some of the best barbecue in the nation.
What are some foods unique to North Carolina?
While they excel at barbecue, North Carolinians also have a vast array of interesting combinations they love to indulge in. Cheerwine is a carbonated beverage that is a staple in this state, and their local Krispy Kreme locations make donuts with it! Locals also like to put pimento cheese on just about anything. Eggs, cornbread, crackers, you name it, they'll put pimento cheese on it! If you get a burger or hot dog in this state, don't be surprised if you see people eating it "Carolina style" with coleslaw, chili, and mustard. Come over to North Carolina and try them out!