Although traveling isn’t limited to the summer season, it is often the best time to get away when you have kids in school.
If NC is on your bucket list to visit this summer, or anytime soon, here are some of the best places to visit as a family!
Family Friendly Places in North Carolina
Pisgah National Forest
If you enjoy camping, hiking, biking and beautiful natural views, Pisgah National Forest is the perfect place to take your family located in the city of Asheville. This gorgeous forest is made up of 500,000 acres and includes whitewater rivers, waterfalls, hundreds of miles of trails and plenty of campsites to enjoy. Be sure to check out the infamous Sliding Rock which is a natural, 60-foot, water slide!
North Carolina Zoo
We recently visited the NC Zoo and we had an amazing time! The NC Zoo is 500 acres and is nestled in the city of Asheboro. The zoo is home to animals found in North America and in Africa. Everything resembles the animal’s natural habitat and is known as the largest of its kind. My favorite activity is the Zoofari! It’s just like being on a real safari. The NC Zoo should definitely be a stop in your visit to NC!
North Carolina Aquarium
Who doesn’t love the aquarium? Perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day! The NC Aquarium has 4 locations but my favorite location is in the city of Pine Knoll Shores near Atlantic Beach. You won’t just see fish in tanks here. The NC Aquarium offers awesome exhibits and interactive activities for all ages. Be sure to visit in July and enjoy Shark Week!
Carowinds is now the largest water park in the Carolinas. Located in the “Queen City”, Charlotte, Carowinds is the perfect place to visit during the summer. From water slides, great food, and special events, Carowinds is one of the top water parks to visit. Starting this June, Cirque Imagine will return to Carowinds giving its visitors a thrilling, live action experience! Be sure to add Carowinds to your NC bucket list!
Battleship North Carolina
My son loves battleships and history (so do I!) If you have some history lovers in your family, Battleship North Carolina is a great place to visit. You will feel as though you have taken a step back in time as you get to explore the decks and living quarters of the most decorated U.S. WWII battleship. It’s all hands on deck at this inspiring ship of history, which is located in Wilmington.
If you do decide to visit, check out these family friendly places in North Carolina! You won’t be disappointed.
Any places you’d like to add? Share in the comments!