Election Season 2016 was stressful. So stressful, in fact, that we forgot exactly how beautiful our state really is. When it comes to getaways, North Carolinians have it all: from the mountains to the beach and charming historic towns dotted in between, there is no shortage of breathtaking views. Escape and (finally!) relax this weekend at one of these 15 exquisite spots that are off the beaten path.
The tallest natural sand dune system on the East Coast, Jockey’s Ridge State Park offers a welcome reprieve from the constant “STAY OFF DUNES” signs of your childhood beach visits. Instead, you can seasonally hike, sand board, and even hang-glide among the massive ridges.