North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States. The state is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west.
North Carolina is defined by a wide range of elevations and landscapes. From west to east, North Carolina’s elevation descends from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont and Atlantic coastal plain. North Carolina’s Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet (2,037 m) is the highest point in North America east of the Mississippi River. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone; however, the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.
Capital: Raleigh, NC
Population: 10,551,162 (2021)
Official Website: https://www.nc.gov/
Tourism website: https://www.visitnc.com/
Tourist Attractions for North Carolina:
Beaches and coastal attractions tempt for relaxing weekends throughout the year but especially in the summer. And the entire state has a history all its own, from the famous flying Wright Brothers to the expansive Biltmore Estate and the WWII-era Battleship North Carolina.
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- The Biltmore Estate in Asheville
- Beaches of Outer Banks
- Waterfalls in North Carolina
- Downhill Skiing at NC’s 5 ski resorts
- Battleship North Carolina
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
- North Carolina Aquarium
- North Carolina Zoo
- Cape Hatteras
- Chimney Rock State Park
- Grandfather Mountain
- Morehead Planetarium and Science Center