Sizzling Summer Places in North Carolina

Sizzling Summer Places in North Carolina

Summer vacation in North Carolina is never a dull or boring experience. You will always find many fun things to do around here that’ll always keep you on your toes. That’s why more and more adventurers flock to the wonderful cities in the state because of the diverse activities they can find. Whether you want to cool off in the ocean or up in the mountains, find your summer getaway with family and friends in these four of our favorite North Carolina towns.


Go up the mountains and discover the beauty of the railroad town, Saluda, which was founded in 1878 and still looks like a blast from the past. Its small downtown consists of just one street only but it’s definitely worth a visit especially when you enter the 1899 Pace’s General Store. It’s like a small-town, old-school version of Wal-Mart with a personality. For nature lovers, seek out Saluda’s most popular attraction, the 90-foot Pearson’s Falls, just a few miles from downtown. You can also go on a whitewater adventure or tubing on the Green River or experience a waterfall hike. For a place to stay, try the Orchard Inn Bed & Breakfast.


Another quaint town near Saluda is Tryon, an impressive arts and equestrian community that is home to the Tryon International Equestrian Center. The center attracts horse lovers and riders not only in the country but all over the world. Soon the Tryon Resort will be opening and it will consist of horse rings, stables, 6,000-seat stadium, sports center, hotels, and vacation homes. Definitely something you will be looking forward to when you visit Tryon.


Named after the abundant waterfowl since the 1800s, the beach town of Duck in the Outer Banks is widely known for its amazing beaches and water sports activities such as kayaking, fishing, jet skiing, and more. Shell collecting is also a favorite pastime here in the many private beaches. Even though it’s a popular summer destination, Duck is still a charming resort town where you can find exciting things to do as well as relaxation. If you want to book a vacation rental, try the Shoreline OBX.

Kitty Hawk

Rich in history and tradition, Kitty Hawk is a traditional village and beach community that boasts of a 461-acre maritime forest reserve called the Kitty Hawk Woods. If you’re interested in plant and animal wildlife, you have to give the nature park a visit. Despite the modern developments in the area, it’s very small scale and the town still preserves its natural environment for years to come. Look for house rentals and cottages in Kitty Hawk via Shoreline OBX.