Top 10 Things to Do in The Carolinas

Make the most of your time in the United States – get out and explore!

1. See wild horses

Take a trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks and catch a glimpse of herds of the unique. Banker ponies that have lived free in this area for more than 400 years.

2. Savor Carolina barbecue

With dozens of distinctive smoking techniques and savory sauce concoctions, you’ve got to try Carolina-style barbeque. (Ask for extra napkins.)

3. Find a Venus flytrap

When was the last time you saw a plant eat a fly? North and South Carolina are the only places on Earth you can find a wild flytrap – specifically within a 60-mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. Just don’t get too close!

4. Visit the Biltmore House

Explore the largest privately owned home in the United States and its beautiful grounds. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the estate was built in the 1890s by America’s legendary Vanderbilt family.

5. Take flight at Kitty Hawk

Bring a kite to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and make like the Wright brothers, who successfully flew the world’s first airplane on the beach here in 1903.

6. Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway

Dine, shop, hike, and camp your way along almost 500 miles of beautiful landscape stretching from North Carolina to Virginia. Ask an American friend to take you for a drive, or take a bus tour.

7. Discover Charleston’s charm

Take a harbor tour, and explore the South Carolina historic district that’s home to restaurants and boutiques that rival any fashionable district in the country. Learn more.

8. Pick a peach

Sweet and juicy, peaches are in season from May through August. Try peaches in cobbler, pie, ice cream, or right off the tree.

9. Visit a beach


Go for a walk, toss a Frisbee, swim, or build a sandcastle. The Carolinas have hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline to enjoy, from South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach to North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

10. Drink Cheerwine

This unique cherry-flavored soft drink is hard to find outside the Carolinas. Enjoy it while you can!

Stay safe and have fun!


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