Plan your trip to North Carolina
History comes to life in this Southern state! Visit Kitty Hawk, the birthplace of aviation, and stop by the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Visitor Center and the Memorial Pylon. Head east to the historic coastal city of Wilmington, with its Spanish moss oaks or explore the three historic districts of New Bern, a city founded in 1710 by Swiss and German adventurers. Check out the the Biltmore Estate or hit the sandy shores for lighthouse tours along the coast.
Featured Historical Resorts and Lodges in North Carolina
When you head to Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach, you'll be surrounded by lots of historically important locations. Whether you want to visit the Fort Raleigh Historic Site, the Wright Brothers National Memorial, or the Lost Village, you'll have lots of choices. And, you'll have lots to learn!
Stay at Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk and you'll have lots of great chances to learn about the history of the area. First on your list should be a visit to the Fort Raleigh National Historical Site. It'd also be worth checking out the Lost Colony! Plus, The Wright Brothers National Memorial is closely too!
Experience the historic luxury of Pinehurst Resort. Created in 1895, the Pinehurst Resort has had a long, rich history that you can add to on your next North Carolina vacation. Stay in the picturesque Holly Inn, where even Presidents have been hosted. Try the Carolina, which has been receiving guests since 1901. Discover the history of their...
Discover southern-style plantation living at Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort. This historical property features a blend of the past with all of the amenities of today. The plantation-style accommodations offer a classic atmosphere to your North Carolina getaway.
The property, upon which the High Hampton Inn now stands, was bought in the late 1800s by Wade Hampton III, considered one of the wealthiest men of the South prior to the Civil War. After a series of ownerships, the High Hampton Inn was built in 1922, and enhanced to its present state – a quiet, luxurious haven.
The Winds Resort Beach Club is a great place to enjoy some of the historical and scientific attractions of the area. In the surrounding area you can visit the decommissioned USS North Carolina, a WWII era Battleship. Or, if you want to go further back in time, a Southern Plantation can be toured as well!
For more than 75 years, Cataloochee Guest Ranch has called the Great Smoky Mountains home. Guests fasten themselves a saddle, ride into the tunnels of trees and across mountain streams and are granted more than peace; they find tradition. Help preserve the heritage of this very special corner of western North Carolina and find Cataloochee Ranch out...
North Carolina Top List Picks
The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a great family vacation destination. The area is absolutely bursting with quality hotels and fabulous beaches. But with so many choices, it's hard to decide where... more
The Atlantic Ocean and clean sandy beaches, sand dunes, and natural beauties fill the North Carolina Coast and provide the perfect setting for a family escape. These top North Carolina Coast family... more