North Carolina stretches from the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic to the majestic mountains of the southern Appalachians. As a big state, it has a lot of offer and is a great place for a vacation. A road trip through the state can explore many different places, while a trip to a city or region provides an in-depth experience. However, there are some things that are the same across the whole state, and certain things to try for an authentic North Carolina experience. Here are four tips for traveling like a local in the Tar Heel state.
We’ve gathered 25 of the best places for snowbirds, including cities in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Nevada. For each entry, we’ve also provided a list of recommended 55+ communities in the area. If you’re ready to find your own winter retreat this season, here are some of the best places to consider.