North Carolina is one of the USA’s southern states, and sits south of Virginia on the Eastern Seaboard. If you’re visiting a vacation rental in South Carolina you’ll be able to discover a wide variety of experiences, from major modern cities like Charlotte to spectacular beaches and scenery on the coast, and huge areas of unspoiled natural beauty including the Great Smoky Mountain National Park inland.
If you visit North Carolina vacation accommodation in the western upland regions, you’ll find yourself in the Appalachian Mountains, which boast fantastic landscapes, and famous natural landmarks like Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain. This whole region is perfectly suited to hiking and mountain biking.
Meanwhile the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unspoiled scenery, and is essential for nature lovers visiting North Carolina self-catering accommodation. The vast majority of the park is covered with forest, featuring nearly 100 different species of tree. The famous Appalachian Trail runs through this park, while Clingmans Dome, the park’s highest peak, can be climbed via a walking path.
The state’s central region is home to its major cities. Charlotte is the largest, and a thoroughly modern and vibrant urban centre. Here you’ll be able to visit museums including the Mint Museum, which is devoted to a wide array of American, art-related to themes. There’s also Discovery Place, one of the top children’s educational attractions in the country. There is also a range of golf courses to be found in this area, if you happen to be an enthusiast of the sport visiting North Carolina vacation rentals.
On the coast, North Carolina self-catering accommodation is minutes from some truly spectacular beaches. The Crystal Coast is particularly stunning, with locations such as Hammocks Beach State Park and Cape Lookout National Seashore offering a mixture of unspoiled beaches and beautiful natural scenery inland.
Due to the diversity of terrains found in the state around North Carolina self-catering vacation rentals, there are large differences in annual conditions. The majority of the state boasts a humid subtropical climate, and as a general rule temperatures are 12 degrees higher in the eastern coastal regions than in the western upland areas. Summers are warm here, particularly on the coast, where temperatures often reach the low to mid-30s.
You can reach North Carolina vacation accommodation from the UK via Charlotte Airport (CLT), flying with US Airways from London-Gatwick (LGW). Other regional airports in the state include Asheville Area (AVL), Raleigh (RDU) and Piedmont (GSO).