Discover North Carolina with Best Health
North Carolina license plates say First in Flight, but they could just as easily say First in Fun. Long a playground of America’s rich and famous — think the Vanderbilts, Margaret Mitchell, Alex Haley, Harry Houdini and F. Scott Fitzgerald — this state has flown under the radar for many Canadians who are more familiar with its sunny sister, South Carolina. But North Carolina plays second fiddle to no one, especially during the summer months when much of the western portion of the state enjoys a temperate climate thanks to the Appalachian Mountains. Translation? It never gets quite as hot and sticky as the states that surround it (Kentucky, Atlanta and South Carolina).
Whether you want to hike and bike through the mountainous region, or eat and shop your way through its urban landscapes, this state makes for a great getaway for all types of travellers.