"Blue mountains and sandy shores" Top 5 Page for this destination North Carolina by toonsarah
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And while the central part of the state has few obvious attractions, the city of Charlotte is well-placed as a transport hub (with direct and competitively priced flights from the UK) and has an attractive, compact downtown area.
There are also some interesting towns to visit - we particularly liked Wilmington in the south east of the state.
We combined our driving tour here with a few days in Virginia to the north which allowed us to add some fascinating historical destinations to our itinerary and ensured a varied and well-paced tour.
We were there back in July 2000 and I’m writing this in early 2007, so I should warn you that some things will have changed. However I’ve checked through the internet that all the things I’m recommending are still there, and the prices I quote are the up-to-date ones based on that research. But if anyone has been more recently and spots any mistakes, I’d be glad to hear from you and to make the corrections.
- Pros:Beautiful and varied scenery, not too crowded
- Cons:It rained quite a bit when we were there
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