According to fun-wiki, the state of North Carolina, also known as Tar Heel State, was one of the original thirteen states that founded the Union and fought to free themselves from British colonial rule. During your North Carolina holiday you will enjoy the beautiful nature and the rich history of the American Indians.
Great Smokey Mountains
The Great Smokey Mountains are a mountain range in the southern Appalachians, on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee . The highest point in the park is Clingmans Dome, which is 2025 meters high. The name comes from the mist that often hangs over the tops of the mountains. This is a beautiful natural phenomenon that you cannot miss during your North Carolina vacation. A large part of the mountain range is protected, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Smokey Mountains is America’s most visited park. It is a park that reveals its secrets by walking. If you visit the Great Smokey Mountains during your North Carolina vacation, it is definitely recommended to follow a hiking route.
The Outer Banks
The Outer Banks form a kind of crescent around the coast of North Carolina. The coastline is 180 km long and runs from the state line with Virginia to Cape Lookout. The area can be compared to our Wadden Sea, with an outer row of sandbanks and rows of dunes, whether or not connected to the marshy hinterland with salt marshes. A portion of the Outer Banks are built up with vacation homes. It is a beautiful nature reserve with beautiful beaches, sand dunes, game reserves and lighthouses. Great to relax during your North Carolina vacation.
The original inhabitants of North Carolina were American Indians, including the Cherokee. Around 1830 they were forced to move to the Indian Territory in Oklahoma. South Carolina was a slave state par excellence and the first state to secede from the Union, sparking the American Civil War. North Carolina did not secede until all of its neighbors did, and reluctantly in 1861. Near the village of Kitty Hawk, the first piloted flight was made in 1903 in a powered aircraft made by the Wright brothers.
The state is very interesting in terms of nature. On the east side are the beautiful Outerbanks, a row of islands off the coast, somewhat comparable to our Wadden Islands. To the west are the Great Smokey Mountains, which resemble the Ardennes or Vosges, although they are quite inaccessible in places. In between is a hilly landscape that is quite heavily wooded. The climate is hot and humid in summer with temperatures hovering around 35-37 degrees.
RED ROOF INN ASHEVILLE WEST
This North Carolina motel is located in Asheville. It offers free WiFi. Guests can explore the surrounding area, with the Biltmore Estate a 10-minute drive from the property.
Each room at the Red Roof Inn Asheville West includes a flat-screen TV, work desk and private bathroom. Some rooms are also equipped with a microwave and small refrigerator. Asheville West Red Roof Inn features a 24-hour front desk, vending machine with snacks and drinks, daily housekeeping and free on-site parking. Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures is 7.3 km from the motel. The Basilica of Saint Lawrence is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. The North Carolina Arboretum is 7 miles away from the Red Roof Inn.
21C MUSEUM HOTEL DURHAM
The historic Durham 21c Museum Hotel is located in the Hill Building, a 4-minute walk from the Durham Performing Arts Center. It features an on-site restaurant, bar, lounge and spa services.
All rooms feature modern furnishings, high ceilings and terrazzo floors. A flat-screen cable TV, Nespresso® machine and Malin + Goetz® toiletries are also provided.
The hotel has an on-site fitness center with a sauna, a business center and an art gallery. The hotel also organizes changing exhibitions and guests can also participate in the artistic and culinary programs.
The Counting House serves modern New American cuisine, with a focus on local traditions and seafood for lunch and dinner. Classic and craft cocktails are served.
You are a 3-minute walk from the Bull City Burger and Brewery and 500 yards from Durham Railway Station. Nasher Museum of Art and Sarah P. Duke Gardens are 2.5 mi away.
HAMPTON INN CHARLOTTE-UPTOWN
This hotel is within walking distance of the Charlotte Convention Center and only steps away from many other popular points of interest. It offers many free amenities and services and comfortable accommodation.
Bank of America Stadium, the Mint Museum and Founder’s Hall are just a few of the attractions near the Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown. Guests can also easily discover the many nearby restaurants, shopping centers and entertainment venues with the hotel’s free shuttle within a 3-mile radius.
In addition to the Charlotte Uptown Hampton Inn’s central location, the hotel also offers a free daily continental breakfast. Guests can also take advantage of the free on-site laundry facilities and the modern fitness center with indoor pool.
THE BEAUCATCHER, A BOUTIQUE MOTEL
The Beaucatcher, a Boutique Motel is located off Interstate 240, less than 5 minutes’ drive from downtown Asheville. This property features free WiFi and a flat-screen cable TV in every room.
All simply furnished rooms at The Beaucatcher, a Boutique Motel include a refrigerator, microwave and work desk with an ergonomic chair.
The hotel serves a complimentary continental breakfast. In addition, you can enjoy a number of local craft beers here. The property also offers air conditioning and free parking.
This Asheville hotel is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the Biltmore Estate and 4 miles from UNC Asheville. It is less than a 5 minute drive to Asheville Mall.
The Downtown Inn is located in downtown Asheville, within walking distance of the US Cellular Center. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast before taking a dip in the outdoor pool. These rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator, a coffee machine and a microwave. Guests will enjoy the balcony with city or mountain views. The Downtown Inn also has a business center with a fax and photocopying machine. The Green Man Brewery is 700 meters from the Downtown Inn. The nearest airport is Asheville Regional Airport, 18 km away. WiFi is available throughout the property. This service is free. Private parking is free. Parking is available on site. Reservation is not necessary. Pets are allowed. There may be extra charges. Children of all ages are allowed. Children up to and including 2 years stay for free when using an available cot. Children up to the age of 17 stay for free when using an existing bed. Persons of any age stay for US$10 per person per night when using an extra bed available. Availability of an extra bed or baby cot is always upon request and must be confirmed by the hotel. Supplements are not automatically calculated in the total amount and must be paid separately during the stay.
PRINCESS ANNE HOTEL & BREAKFAST
In the heart of Asheville, Princess Anne Hotel & Breakfast is within a 5-minute drive of The Orange Peel and Gray Eagle. This bed & breakfast is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from University of North Carolina at Asheville and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Asheville Mall. Pamper yourself with onsite massages or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features at this bed & breakfast include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Make yourself at home in one of the 16 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your memory foam bed comes with premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions with cable channels provide entertainment, while free WiFi keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.