Welcome to NC Tripping, our site dedicated to North Carolina travel! Here, you’ll find a collection of more than 300 travel guides, including the best things to do in NC.

The Best of North Carolina Travel

Many of them can be found inside our Bucket List Book. You can also shop for NC-themed products in our Shop!

Along with the best statewide attractions, our guides detail where to go from the mountains of Western North Carolina to the coast of Eastern North Carolina, throughout Central North Carolina, and all in between. We also keep things local and share our favorite businesses that you should visit and support.

Our Latest North Carolina Travel Articles

We’re also constantly working on new North Carolina travel articles to share with you each week. Here are a few of the latest to come out.

We hope to cover any questions you may have before exploring our awesome state.

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Also, we welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter. Each week, we share updates on our latest North Carolina travel guides, events, and much more!


Things to Do in North Carolina (Our Bucket List)

We created a Bucket List Guide that will keep all levels of North Carolina travelers busy.

Our Bucket List Book is the product of that guide and is a deeper dive into more than 100 places to visit during your North Carolina travels. You can purchase it here and stay tuned as we get closer to releasing a print version!

We’re confident to present both as complete guides, filled with popular things to do but also the lesser-known attractions.

Meet NC Tripping: Carl and Christina

Carl Hedinger and Christina Riley make up the team behind NC Tripping. We’re really just two people who love life in North Carolina. And while reading our articles and social media posts, you’ll quickly see that we love sharing it with you.

Places to Visit in North Carolina

This NC Travel Map was created by Google Maps.
We created this map via Google.

We’ve been exploring the state’s 100 counties for years and learned early on that there are almost countless spots to cover. That includes all of our bustling cities and especially, the amazing small towns scattered throughout.

If you’re a visual person, our North Carolina Travel map is a great tool for mapping trips and finding places near your home or wherever you’re staying in NC.

Some of the most popular attractions include Biltmore Estate in Asheville, the massive NC Zoo in Asheboro, and that long stretch of beach known as the Outer Banks. Our guides don’t stop here, as we have you covered from the mountains to the sea.

Popular Articles

Here are some additional popular North Carolina travel topics that our readers have loved and keep asking for more about:

More Topics We Cover

Beyond those hits, we dig deeper than others, going town by town and devouring as much as possible. Our articles have uncovered outdoor fun throughout the state, amazing food and drink scenes, and much more. We’ll help you enjoy it all, from breakfast to dinner.

We also feature the wonderful People of NC, including business owners, makers, and creators who keep this state interesting. Our podcast NC Travel Chat is coming soon and our way of sharing the stories of the state’s amazing people in a Q&A interview format.

Also, we like to provide as much background info as possible. Our article covering 50-plus facts about North Carolina is an example. Stay tuned as we keep coming out with more

Search North Carolina

If you’re looking for something specific, trying searching above. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us and let us know. We’re always happy to help!

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If you’re looking for updates on social media about where to go in North Carolina, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as Twitter and Pinterest. We also have a pretty active Facebook Group, which you are more than welcome to join here.

More Behind the Scenes

And in case you represent a local business or destination, we’re always happy to partner up. Our media kit will show you just what we’re capable of delivering in terms of reach and exposure for you and your team.  

Stay in Touch

We already mentioned that you should follow us on social media, but just wanted to bring it up again.

We also have a Facebook Group dedicated to North Carolina travel. It’s filled with fun and helpful people who love talking about our state as much (if not more) as we do!

We love having this community. If you need a quick hand or have some helpful tips to provide, we’d love it if you joined us!