Located in the heart of North Carolina, we are home to great barbeque (and the great barbeque debate). World-class universities. Vibrant technology and research hubs. The greatest rivalry in college sports. Dogwoods and brew pubs. World-class art exhibits and international bluegrass festivals. Mountains and beaches within easy reach. Who says you can’t have it all?
3 hours from the mountains
The famous Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
Living in the Triangle means you have access to NC’s wild side just a few hours down the road. From the foothills to the Blue Ridge, our western half offers adventure and excitement.
Asheville is home to a thriving art and music scene, a growing microbrewing center, and a foodie destination, all with a gorgeous view. Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway for breathtaking vistas.
Hike the famous Appalachian Trail. Tour the majestic Biltmore Estate. Discover the rugged beauty of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.
Hit the high country and brave the Mile High Swinging Bridge of Grandfather Mountain or drive the Linn Cove Viaduct (if you dare).
Head down to the Smokey Mountains and go fishing in Cherokee, learn about folk art in Brasstown, and attend a festival in Maggie Valley.
Come check us out and see how much there is to like about us and NC.
2.5 hours from the beach
The popular Outer Banks and Wilmington
No matter where you are in the Triangle, you are never more than a couple of hours from sun and sand. Whether you are looking for exciting nightlife and activities or a quiet seaside vacation, our eastern half has something for everyone. Visit the thriving downtown of Wilmington or the popular Carolina and Wrightsville beaches.
A little further north lies the Bogue Banks and Morehead City area, where Blackbeard once roamed the seas. Watch the boats come in at waterfront villages, such as Swansboro, Beaufort, and Oriental.
Take a tour of the lighthouses that dot the coast of NC (we have 7). Visit the famous Outer Banks and see where aviation was born.
What are you waiting for? Come see what we and NC have to offer.