Retire NC October Travel Insider
A getaway to the mountains promises beauty, tranquility and an escape from the daily grind. Add in your best girlfriends and you have the recipe for an unforgettable vacation that will leave you rejuvenated. Visit wineries, explore the North Carolina Cheese Trail, spend a day at the spa, hike to waterfalls – and do it all while having great conversations in the High Country.
12 Seasonal Beers That Will Make You Happy It’s Fall
Beer is to be enjoyed year-round (and responsibly). But there’s something about seasonal beers, only available in fall, that grabs your taste buds like no other time of year. And, with North Carolina having more craft breweries than any other Southern state, the number of great local breweries producing great local beers has made fall even more festive. Several of #NCBeer’s leading minds explain which fall beers you should be excited about.
Hickory Furniture Mart Is a Destination Rich in Heritage
Located at roughly the midpoint between the bustling metros of Charlotte and Asheville, the city of Hickory has grown while maintaining much of its charm and rich heritage. And many across the country know it as an area that’s been home to iconic furniture makers for more than a century. Half a million people visit Hickory Furniture Mart each year alone, where you could spend several hours or several days. Come here and choose from 1,000 furniture brands, along with interior designers to assist you, and round out your trip with downtown exploration and a day at the spa or golf course.
North Carolina Trivia
Which North Carolina Aquarium houses three shipwreck exhibits that take you under the sea without ever leaving dry land?