Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.
Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to do in North Carolina than lounge at the beach eating BBQ while listening to country music. North Carolina is home to a diverse range of activities for people of all ages and abilities. Here are just 8 of the hundreds of summer activities local to NC:
Every May, mother sea turtles lay their eggs along the NC coast but it wont be until at least July that these little guys will be ready to hatch! Watching these babies enter the world is a truly incredible experience that can be obtained here in North Carolina.
If you haven’t tried stand up paddle (SUP) boarding before, you may not want to jump right into SUP yoga. But if you’re daring enough to put your balance skills to the ultimate test, this activity is sure to leave you with an even tan!
Don’t be too intimidated by the extreme heights, hiking Grandfather Mountain is an activity for families and experienced hikers alike. Standing 5,946 feet tall, Grandfather Mountain offers a view from the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.
If hiking isn’t your forte, why not spend an afternoon sunbathing with these unique locals in the Outer Banks!
Segway tours in Uptown Charlotte are available every day of the week. Tours range from run rides to haunted tours so there’s a bit for everyone! Just be sure to take a practice stroll in the parking lot first…
Chances are you’ve worked up a sweat riding that segway around uptown, so here’s a local activity to cool you and the whole family down! Carowinds is an amusement park and waterpark located in Charlotte and loved by locals.
You’re never too old or young to shred some waves! Surfing lessons are readily available along the NC coast. Plus, this is an activity that will provide you with a wicked new skill set.
The U.S National Whitewater Center is located near Charlotte. Spend some time fighting the rough waters or test your strength in the ropes course before hitting the 1,625 ft zip line. Day passes are available and recommended for the most adventurous visitors.