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North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.
North Carolina is the 28th largest and the 9th most populous in the 50 United States.
It borders Virginia
to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia
and South Carolina
to the south, and Tennessee
to the west.
Dubbed "America's Favorite Car," the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway was designed by landscape architect Stanley Abbott, whose vision was to create a road that was much more than just a way to get to Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the North to Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, with its scenic hiking trails.
Popular with bikers and cyclists for its endless landscape, the unit itself offers incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding countryside.
Wonderful small mountain towns are located near or on the Blue Ridge Parkway and are attractions in their own right.
They are excellent places for a break to eat or to spend the night.
Mountains in the High Country provide opportunities for hiking, biking and swimming in waterfalls during warm months.
Autumn brings an incredible display of fall colors and apples ripening in orchards.
In winter, the mountains come alive to the squeals and squeals of skiers and snowboarders enjoying themselves at North Carolina's ski resorts.
The beaches and coastal attractions are a temptation for relaxing weekends throughout the year, but especially in summer.
Seaside towns like Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Avon are just some of the favorite destinations.
This 200 mile stretch of barrier islands is known for its fantastic beaches.
Long stretches of soft sand line the coast for miles, attracting a large number of visitors in the summer months.
Families, in particular, migrate to the Outer Banks.
With museums, outdoor activities and theme parks, you'll find plenty to do in North Carolina, whatever the season.
Every state has a history of its own, from the famous Flying Brothers Wright to the expansive Biltmore Estate and North Carolina's WWII-era warship.
One of North Carolina's must-see attractions is the Biltmore Estate, one of Asheville's top attractions.
At the center of an 8,000-acre complex, the Vanderbilt Mansion is the largest private home in the United States.
The mansion has 250 rooms with impressive artwork, antiques and architecture, as well as collections of vintage clothing and accessories.
Read about North Carolina in Wikipedia