9 FREE OR CHEAP THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER

    Enjoy these budget-friendly activities and events in summer 2019 in North Carolina, because limited funds doesn’t mean you have to have limited fun.

    When planning a vacation or weekend getaway, sometimes you need to fill your trip with activities and events that are easy on the pockets. Here are nine budget-friendly things to do this summer in North Carolina, from attending free festivals to camping at iconic locations.

    Grandfather Mountain

    GO SIGHTSEEING

    State and National ParksExperience the amazing scenes inside our state and national parks. From Cape Hatteras National Seashore to Grandfather Mountain State Park, there’s beauty all across North Carolina.

    Hammocks Beach State Park

    PLAN A PERFECT PICNIC

    State Parks and Natural AreasWhat better way to take in an eye-catching scene than to linger as long as you can? Choose one of our incredible spots to have a picnic, whether it’s for the whole family or a romantic afternoon for two.

    Rainbow Falls

    CHASE A WATERFALL – OR 250 OF THEM

    Western North CarolinaYou may have never seen a waterfall in real life, or certainly not this many. Transylvania County is known as the “Land of Waterfalls” because of the more than 250 waterfalls spread throughout this area, about an hour from Asheville.

    Please exercise caution and obey all rules and warnings posted near waterfalls.

    Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

    CAMPING, HIKING, KAYAKING, FISHING

    State and National ParksBreak away from your mundane daily routines and explore the great outdoors of this state. Discover great places to set up a campsite for a few days, hike on scenic trails, kayak on a rapid river or fish on a quiet lake.

    Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington

    BASK IN BEACH BEHAVIOR

    North Carolina CoastNorth Carolina’s 300 miles of barrier-island beaches provide the backdrop for unforgettable summer memories. Get ready for some fun in the sun.

    Brevard Court in Uptown Charlotte

    SCORE A TRAVEL DEAL

    StatewidePlan your road trip and take advantage of significant savings. Search our travel deals for discounts on hotel and resort stays, golf outings and spa packages.

    Max Patch Mountain

    WATCH THE SUNRISE

    StatewideRise and shine, and start your adventure early at one of endless locations across North Carolina perfect for taking in a beautiful sunrise.

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    TAKE IN THE VIEW FROM TWO WHEELS

    StatewideOur state offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails. Whatever your mood and level of comfort on a bike, we’ve got a route to match.

    Tryon International Equestrian Center
    Article and Photos Courtesy of VisitNC.com

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