Kitty Hawk is the place where the Wright Brothers let take off a plane for the first time in 1903.
Do not miss
The capital city Raleigh owns the state’s oldest museum, dedicated to nature. Located in Wilmington, the USS North Carolina was one of America’s first battleships in WWII. One of the must-see attractions in Asheville is the Biltmore Estate with at its center the Vanderbilt Mansion, the largest private home in the United States. Southeast of Asheville, an elevator built inside the mountain brings visitors to the top of Chimney Rock. Cape Hatteras, the country’s first coastal preservation, attracts bird- and lighthouse watchers. The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, nicknamed “America’s favorite drive” connects the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina with Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.