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Recent North Carolina reviews

  • Carriage House #9

    "My dad, my best friend, his dad and I rented the Carriage House for four nights. Our stay was spectacular and we can't wait to be back. We all came down for a golf trip and this was the perfect place to stay in a perfect location. It's within walking distance to the village and was close to all the golf courses we played. We stayed in the downstairs unit and had plenty of space. The place was wonderfully decorated and had all the amenities we needed for four golfers. Linda was great and a pleasure to deal with. Everyone was very impressed with the Carriage House, the nearby restaurants, and golf courses. We’re definitely booking again next year."
    Guest: Kevin Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • Breathtaking view

    "We were home bound for at least half of our stay due to rain and fog, but we still, had a wonderful time. The condo had all the amenities that we're used to at home so we were very comfortable. Our time indoors afforded us time to relax, read, and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the mountains. On clear days we enjoyed signt seeing and trips to nearby restaurants . Each time we ventured outdoors the fall colors became more intense and beautiful. The day we left the mountains were dressed in all their glory. The condo was all we expected and more. We came to enjoy the Fall colors and we were not disappointed."
    Guest: Laddie & Katie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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  • Lovely vacation home

    "We stayed at Kindred Spirit East in late september and had a lovely stay--the place is clean, large and well kept, and the water in September is still warm, without many tourists, perfect for swimming and walking on the beach. Joel was an excellent, conscientious host and generous."
    Guest: Todd Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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  • Best Stay at Bald Head!

    "My family and I have vacationed at Bald Head Island since 2001 and we have stayed everywhere...on the beach, in the forest, and on the golf course. This home has them all beat by a mile! The home is beautifully decorated and spacious with a large kitchen, and a huge screened in porch. It is located on the creek which allows the family to fish and crab and kayak - all things that we never were able to do before. We find the location to be ideal as you are close to the harbor and not far from the market or the beach. Best of all, the owners go out of their way to make sure that your stay is perfect. This home is truly the best place to stay at Bald Head Island."
    Guest: Niki Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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North Carolina Travel Tips

North Carolina is a gorgeous coastal state with an interesting history, plenty of nature and many awesome sites for travelers. Here are some of the top things to do and see during your travels to the Tarheel State:

Raleigh

North Carolina’s capital and second-largest city is known as The City of Oaks for its abundance of oak trees, and there’s plenty to do and see here:

Museums

Check out the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for interesting exhibits and a peek at scientists at work in the Nature Research Center. The North Carolina Museum of Art is another free gem. See works spanning 5,000 years back and let the kids explore sculptures in the surrounding nature trails at Museum Park. The fountains in the beautiful Rodin Courtyard are also a must-see. Visit North Carolina Museum of History, also free, to see the state’s story from 18th century clay pottery to the Wright Brothers’ historic flights. The Marbles Kids Museum isn’t free but has plenty of interactive exhibits for learning through play, including a near-life-size chess game, a faux pizza shop and a massive pirate ship replica.

Nature

- Take a walk among the flowers at the JC Raulston Arboretum or the Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden. The acres and acres of blooms, plants and hiking trails at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in nearby Chapel Hill are also a must-visit.

- Ride the train and carousel and rent paddle boats in Pullen Park, just east of North Carolina State’s north campus.

- Go bicycling, hiking and horseback riding in Umstead State Park in northwest Raleigh.

- Hike Bobbitt Hole Trail or kayak on a rushing river in 3900 acres of hills, oaks and scenic beauty in Eno River State Park.

Charlotte

North Carolina’s largest city is the home of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, and there’s plenty to do and see in the Queen City:

What to Do

- Go wild at the 105-acre Carowinds water and theme park, which has something for everyone.

- Engage in hands-on science and technology projects and see a science-themed documentary at Discovery Place in Uptown.

- Stroll in scenic, 98-acre Freedom Park and be on the lookout for beautiful butterflies and birds.

- Be adventurous! Visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center to go whitewater rafting on the nearby Catawba River, zipline or take a ropes course through the trees and try your hand - or rather feet - at stand-up paddleboarding.

- Spend time with the kids at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center. It’s technically a library, but there are toys, exhibits, computer games and a theater. Check the schedule and buy tickets to one of many excellent traveling theater companies’ shows.

- Bike near the creek in scenic and relaxing Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

- Catch a Carolina Panthers NFL game at Bank of America Stadium.

What to See

- Check out the massive collection of art at the Mint Museum in Uptown. One of the most interesting exhibits is the collection of American and European textiles and costumes.

- Pay a visit to Carolina Raptor Center in northwest suburb Huntersville to learn about raptors - the hawk-like bird, not the dinosaur - and meet some of the resident orphan or injured raptors.

- Learn about African American history, art and culture at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture.

- Take a hike and look for creatures native to North Carolina at the McDowell Nature Center and Preserve.

- See early planes up close and learn the history of flight and North Carolina’s important role in it at the Carolina Aviation Museum

- View exhibits about Charlotte’s post-Civil War history at the Levine Museum of the New South.

Outer Banks

The Outer Banks are a popular visitor destination due to their natural beauty and shore location. Here are some excellent things to do and see on the Outer Banks:

- Take a lighthouse tour. Visit Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - the nation’s tallest - which had to be moved inland for preservation. On a cool day or during the early morning hours,climb to the top for gorgeous coastal views. Other lighthouses worth a visit include the one at Currituck Beach - supposedly haunted due to its dark history, the one on Bodie Island just south of Nags Head and Ocracoke Island’s lighthouse.

- Hit the miles of beautiful beaches! Frisco Beach on Hatteras Island is one of the best. Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head is a great place to climb the dunes and watch the sunset and Currituck Beach is perfect for sunbathing and horseback riding.

- Learn about the area’s history of shipwrecks - and even see some remnants - at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on Hatteras Island. The structure itself is worth a view as it was made from part of an old boat’s hull.

- Stroll through the marine forest on the wooden boardwalk of the Estuarine Nature Walk in Corolla.

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