North Carolina Flights:
Flights to North Carolina
In the south eastern United States is the state of North Carolina, situated in the region known as the Atlantic Seaboard. North Carolina is an attractive state with attractions like the Blue Ridge Mountains and historic cities.
North Carolina has four international airports in: Charlotte (airport code: CLT), Piedmont Triad (airport code: GSO) in Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham Airport (airport code: RDU), and Wilmington (airport code: ILM). Flights to North Carolina from South Africa are indirect with one or two connections. One stop flights are offered by airlines such as Delta Air Lines and South African Airways. Other airlines such as Air France provide flights to North Carolina from South Africa with two stops.
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The Tourist Attractions in North Carolina:
Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina and was named after Sir Walter Raleigh, the famous Englishman. The attractive city features attractions such as the North Carolina State Capitol Building, museums including the North Carolina Museum of Art, plus NC Museum of History, and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Raleigh has a good many parks to enjoy too – the William B. Umstead State Park has a variety of recreational activities on offer including hiking, canoeing, fishing and more.
Charlotte is the largest of North Carolina’s cities and as such has many different attractions for visitors to enjoy. Museums include the Carolinas Aviation Museum, the Mint Museum of Art and the Levine Museum of the New South which is an interesting museum looking at the history of the USA’s south.
For sports fans, Charlotte is a great city to visit. Here you can catch an American Football game with the home team, the Carolina Panthers. There’s also the Carolina Bobcats for basketball, the Knights for Baseball and the Checkers for ice hockey.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a famous road which runs between Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. It’s a very popular road for its scenery and history and has many places of interest to stop along the way, including historic cabins, parks, mountains, museums, waterfalls and more.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A combination of factors means that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park almost always ranks as the most visited national park in the United States. The park sits between North Carolina and Tennessee and is almost 95% forest. Touring around the park is popular, as is hiking. The scenery is the main feature, which includes waterfalls, overlooks and more.
North Carolina also has an extensive coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, and its coastal towns are popular during the summer. The Crystal Coast area is one particularly scenic stretch which incorporates a number of cities, plus the Cape Lookout National Seashore, Croatan National Forest and Hammocks Beach State Park.
When Should You Visit?:
The climate of North Carolina varies as the landscape varies from coastal lowlands to higher elevations in the mountains. Subtropical to subtropical highland climates are mostly experienced, which means visitors can generally enjoy warm to hot summers (July and August), with high humidity. Spring and autumn are mild, as is winter near the coast. With the higher mountains snow and colder weather is common, as North Carolina does have several ski areas.