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Tours Reveal the Best Of North Carolina

While going it alone can be satisfying, signing up with a tour operator can reveal a whole new side of North Carolina. You will find plenty of tours available in Charlotte. Hop on a Segway tour of the main sights downtown, see the city by bike, let a bus take you to the city’s top comedy clubs, or have a guide show you the most intriguing historic sites.

Asheville is beautiful, but the right tour guide can take you to wonderful spots few others get to see. At the Biltmore Estate, tour operators can show you the most gorgeous rooms and put you first in line at the estate’s wine tasting events. Trying to wrap your head around the mind-boggling number of breweries in town? There’s a tour for that! The Blue Ridge Parkway has oodles of hiking opportunities – guides can help pick out the best and introduce you to majestic waterfalls.

You can learn to surf in the Outer Banks or get on a standup paddleboard or kite surfer. In Raleigh you can sign up for a tour of the city by helicopter, while in Mount Pleasant you can tour the region’s best distilleries.

Bost Grist Mill

Just outside of Charlotte, the Bost Grist Mill is a delightful piece of North Carolinian history. The Bost Mill was built in the early 1800s, and has been a community staple along the Rocky River in Cabarrus County in the Piedmont region ever since.

Visitors can take in the some history via guided tour given by the Bost family themselves. The Bost Grist Mill hosts a full calendar of events and is a great place for a wedding in Concord as well.

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

You'll find a wide range of unique and impressive destinations in North Carolina, each sure to make your next visit better than the last. From the historic Civil War sites to the kid-friendly destinations, and even some very peculiar cultural exhibits, the Tar Heel State is always worthy of a visit. Make plans to visit soon and check out the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Located in the eastern section of the Piedmont region in Goldsboro, the Seymour Johnson AFB was built in 1942 and has been in use every since. You can find the Seymour Johnson AFB southeast of downtown Goldsboro – tours of this impressive site are available. Call ahead and reserve a spot today.

Corolla Wild Horse Tours

Most of Corolla’s wild horses roam on a 7,500-acre refuge that includes Corolla's beach. Corolla Wild Horse Tours provides two-hour tours of their habitat in a 15-passenger open-air safari style truck.

Tours not only show and provide photography opportunities of the horses, but also a detailed history of the Corolla area near Kill Devil Hills and North Carolina beaches.

Elizabeth City Tours

Gain historic insights into the NC coast. Elizabeth City’s history goes back over 300 years. Why not get all the details close-up and personal? De’Tours provides guided hour-long walking tours of Elizabeth City’s most historic areas, showcasing both history and architecture of the town’s buildings.

See one of the largest collections of antebellum buildings in North Carolina, all near the waterfront on Albemarle Sound. One stop includes tea and cuisine in a restored 1853 Greek Revival home. It’s a great way to get out on foot and learn out the area.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

There is much North Carolina is known for across the land. Whether it be the impressive Civil War historic sites, the culturally diverse attractions, or even the array of kid-friendly fun – the Tar Heel State rarely disappoints its guests. Plan your next visit to NC and be sure to check out the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

Head for the western, mountain region of NC and visit Dillsboro – it yields a quick drive over to Bryson City, location of the main depot for this all-ages railway tour. Explore 53 miles of track as you're taken through rarely seen areas of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are seven diesel locomotives and two steam trains from which to choose.