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North Carolina Spring Break Destinations

People who visit North Carolina during their spring breaks will find destinations all over the state that offer a variety of activities. Head to the east and you’ll find pristine beaches, head to the west and you’ll be climbing beautiful mountains. There really is something for everyone to enjoy when planning a spring break vacation to North Carolina. Here are some of the top spots that we recommend checking out if you are visiting North Carolina on spring break.

girl on beach 1. Outer Banks, North Carolina

There are more than 100 miles of coastline along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Visitors can sunbathe, swim or surf at the beaches here. There are places here to go water skiing and sailing. Horseback riding, hiking, and cycling are some of the things to do on land in the area. History lovers can visit the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island and the Graveyard Museum of the Atlantic in Hatteras.

2. Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. Its location makes it a great place for those who want to enjoy nature during their spring break. The Blue Ridge Parkway winds through these mountains, and travelers can stop at scenic overlooks to enjoy mountain views. Boating and fishing are permitted on the rivers and lakes in the Pisgah National Forest near Asheville. The forest has trails for hikers and horseback riders. Travelers can enjoy history and nature during a visit to Biltmore House near Asheville. The house was built in the late 19th century, and it is open for tours. There are acres of gardens on the property.

3. Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte is in the southern part of North Carolina. Malls, museums and an amusement park are some of this city’s attractions. Shopaholics will enjoy hunting for bargains at Charlotte Premium Outlets or wandering through the designer shops at SouthPark. Children can learn about science at the Discovery Museum. There are rides for all ages at Carowinds amusement park.

4. Lake Norman, North Carolina

There are more things for families to do in the towns in the Lake Norman area approximately 20 miles from Charlotte. Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius on the lakeshore has a playground, a swimming area, and picnic areas. There are walking trails, a playground and a picnic area at Robbins Park in Cornelius. Frankie’s Fun Park in Huntersville has arcade games and miniature golf. Area attractions for adults include wineries and breweries.

5. Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro is in the northern part of the state. Visitors can climb through the trees at the Greensboro Science Center’s treetop adventure park. The center also has a zoo and an aquarium. This is a perfect destination if you are planning to bring the whole family along!

Where to stay in North Carolina on Spring Break

After you have found the perfect place to vacation in North Carolina for spring break, now it’s time to figure out where you’ll stay. One thing to consider is how many people will be coming with you to North Carolina. For larger groups, Paramount Destinations have a wide selection of vacation rentals to accommodate your spring break stay in the Outer Banks. If you are traveling with just a significant other or a couple people, smaller vacation rentals are available.