Travel Insider January 2016 with Retire NC
Food-Inspired Girls’ Getaway to Durham
Rally your BFFs and head to the Triangle for a getaway centered in Durham, one of “America’s Next Hot Food Cities,” according to Zagat. Rightfully so, this itinerary is heavy on dining, but you’ll walk (and dance) many of those calories away. Plus, there are recommended stops in nearby Wake Forest, Hillsborough and Saxapahaw.
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Each Season Brings New Adventures to Banner Elk
Mountain views, gourmet meals, cozy B&Bs and outdoor adventure abound in Banner Elk. Plan a trip this winter, and you’re only minutes away from the ski slopes of Beech Mountain Resort. In spring, watch the Blue Ridge Mountains come alive, then whet your palate at Banner Elk Winery and the acclaimed Artisanal restaurant. Then, summer and fall offer perfect weather and beautiful colors.
Enjoy Winter Fun at Coastal State Parks
When you explore the North Carolina coast during the winter, you enjoy a quiet, serene experience the sun-seeking visitors of summer miss. Discover the offseason activity these five state parks have to offer, including sandboarding, bird watching, fishing, Civil War reenactments and aquariums. Plus, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of our state parks, with special events planned throughout the year.
North Carolina Trivia
Located between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, featuring ceilings ranging from 5.5 to 25 feet, cubbyholes and trap doors, and rumored to be haunted, this strange house is a tourist attraction.
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