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North Carolina

Updated: October 19th, 2020

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

In the info below, the yellow cost number is just an estimated amount at the time I checked their website; over time, the amount could change.  With the cost of a hotel room, I'm pricing a queen bed for two people for a night on the weekend, and the amount shown is before taxes.  These figures are just a rough estimate of what places could cost, so if incorrect, I apologize.


- Britts Donuts

11 Carolina Beach Ave N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

- Rise

530 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605

- Wake N Bake Donuts

1401 N Lake Park Blvd #46, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

- Reigning Doughnuts

3120 N Davidson St STE 100, Charlotte, NC 28205

- Monuts

1002 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

- Duck Donuts

1710 Kenilworth Ave #220, Charlotte, NC 28203

- Hole Doughnuts

168 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

- Stick Boy Bread Company

345 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607


- Biltmore

1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

Adult Admission: $94.00

- Battleship North Carolina

1 Battleship Rd NE, Wilmington, NC 28401

Adult Admission: $14.00

- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601

General Admission: Free

- North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

- Museum of Life and Science

433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

Adult Admission: $23.00

- NASCAR Hall of Fame

400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202

General Admission: $25.00

- Discovery Place

301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Adult Admission: $19.00

- North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205

Adult Admission: $15.00

- Wright Brothers National Memorial

1000 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Adult Admission: $10.00

- North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

1 Roosevelt Blvd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

General Admission: $12.95

- U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214

Adult Day Pass: $59.00

- Carowinds

300 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273

- Tweetsie Railroad

300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

- Grandfather Mountain

36.09537, -81.82938

Adult Park Admission: $22.00

- Chimney Rock State Park

35.43285, -82.2396

Adult Admission: $17.00

- Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 NC-128, Burnsville, NC 28714


- Angus Barn

9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617

- Al's Burger Shack

516 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

- 12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Foundy St Ste 10, Asheville, NC 28801

- ACE No. 3

1001 Belmont Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

- Hops Burger Bar

2419 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27403

- Come Back Shack

1521 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607

- Price's Chicken Coop

1614 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203

- Buxton Hall Barbecue

32 Banks Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

- The Roast Grill

7 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

- Zack's Hotdogs

201 W Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215

- Benchwarmers Bagels

500 E Davie St STE 107, Raleigh, NC 27601

- White Labs Kitchen & Tap

172 S Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801

- All Souls Pizza

175 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

- Lost Province Brewing Co.

130 N Depot St, Boone, NC 28607

- Blue Mountain Pizza

55 N Main St, Weaverville, NC 28787

Places to Stay

- The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $449

- The Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $209

- The Siena Hotel

1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $151

- Log Cabin Motor Court

330 Weaverville Rd, Asheville, NC 28804

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $101

- The Mast Farm Inn

2543 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: Check Their Website

- The Omni Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $310

- Chetola Resort Lodge

185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $202

- The Horton Hotel

611 W King St, Boone, NC 28607

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $239

- The Durham Hotel

315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $142

- Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

303 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Average cost a night on a weekend in November: $200

21 and Up Fun

- Big Boss Brewing Company

1249 Wicker Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

- Raleigh Brewing Company

3709 Neil St, Raleigh, NC 27607

- Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

- Bold Rock Mills River Cidery

72 School House Rd, Mills River, NC 28759

- Wooden Robot Brewery

1440 S Tryon St UNIT 110, Charlotte, NC 28203

- Birdsong Brewing Co.

1016 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28206

- Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy #200, Asheville, NC 28803

- New Belgium Brewing Company

21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806

- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC 28732

- Trophy Brewing & Pizza

827 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603

 Again these are my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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