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N.C. vacation poll

Posted March 17, 2010

If it's not Raleigh then what is it?

What is North Carolina's top vacation destination? Please offer your opinion and give us your reasons. Today's discussion is a follow-up to Tuesday's forum on Raleigh ranking eighth on a national list of top vacation spots.

I would probably put picturesque Blowing Rock and serene Ocracoke at the top of my list. Beautiful Beaufort would also rank right up there. Asheville is quite attractive with its dynamic downtown and gorgeous vistas.

Please cast your vote. Tell your friends. Encourage them to comment on this blog. Feel free to put Raleigh in there if you’d like. Remember, that’s where Barney Fife liked to vacation.



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  • blondeee28 Mar 18, 2010

    Harker's Island is the best! Love the Cape Lookout Lighthouse area.

  • marciasanderlin Mar 18, 2010

    WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH Visited in 2001, moved to Wrightsville Beach in 2002. Year round vacation.

  • wigginsbldrs Mar 18, 2010

    Wrightsville Beach is NC little Palm Beach, Great people, nice beach, beautiful area and great restaurants, will be glad when I can make my second home my only one at WB.

  • tiresellr Mar 18, 2010

    Spivey's Corner - stay at the Hollerday Inn

  • sballard2 Mar 18, 2010

    north topsail island - particularly the villa capriani...

  • cjedwards Mar 17, 2010

    Blowing Rock, Pinehurst, and Duck/Corolla

  • wkph Mar 17, 2010

    The state's southern beaches are my idea of a great vacation. They (Calabash, Oak Island, Wilmington) are beautiful and great food too. More than either of those things, it is just the laid back lifestyle of the area. I feel relaxed just thinking of it.

  • BurninStick Mar 17, 2010

    The greater metropolitan Macclesfield/Pinetops/Crisp area. The Tri-Cities...recently voted #2 vacation destination by Conde Nast Publications.

  • DowntownGirl Mar 17, 2010

    Emerald Isle on the coast and Boone/Blowing Rock in the mountains.

  • turkeydance Mar 17, 2010

    vacation...must be nice. haven't had one this millennium.

    10 years ago, when it was "safe" to take one week off, my
    family liked to take one-day car trips. you know, start from
    home and drive around all day. for example: day one we would
    drive to Pilot Mountain then to Grandfather Mountain and home
    that evening. the next day: somewhere else. the strangest one
    was when the youngest had never been on a plane trip.
    we flew to Charlotte and back (from RDU). that's all. just to do it for her so she could sit in the window seat.




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