Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or culturephile, there's a lot going on in North Carolina. The state earns big points for its spectacular outdoor attractions, ranging from the secluded beaches of the Outer Banks to the forested peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But the cultural scene in cities from Asheville to Chapel Hill to Raleigh and Durham is just as appealing.
10Best enlisted a panel of North Carolina travel writers and photographers to nominate their favorite state attractions, and for the past four weeks, 10Best readers have been voting for their favorites.
The top 10 winners in the category Best North Carolina Attraction are as follows:
- Mount Airy Main Street - Mount Airy
- Battleship North Carolina - Wilmington
- Biltmore Estate - Asheville
- Sarah P. Duke Gardens - Durham
- Grandfather Mountain
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- International Civil Rights Center & Museum - Greensboro
- Cape Lookout National Seashore - Harkers Island
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Corolla Wild Horses - Corolla
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Jason Frye, Charles McCool (McCoolTravel.com), Renata Parker, Ramsey Qubein (RamseyQ.com), Lynn and Cele Seldon (www.seldonink.com), Lan Sluder (Awesome Asheville), Michael J. Solender (michaeljwrites.com) and Kristy Tolley were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of travel in North Carolina.
Congratulations to all these winning attractions.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo