Do you know about the Blue Ridge Parkway
? It was built in the '30's. Its a winding road through the mountains of NC. It starts near Cherokee (Gambling!) and generally heads northeast. On the Va side it changes names to the Skyline Drive. The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive are a really pretty drive. There's many scenic stops along the way. No trucks. No stoplights. 45 mph speed limit. Tunnels. Wildlife. It's awesome riding it on a motorcycle. A convertible is nice or a sports car too. In the fall when the leaves are turning colors, awesome!
The center of the state has Wake Forest, UNC-CH, NCSU and Duke. ACC Basketball. Tobacco Road
Then on the other end of the state are what's called The Outer Banks
. Cape Hatteras, Lighthouses, Kill Devil Hills, Wright Bros., Nags Head, Ferry Boat rides, Fishing, Fresh Seafood, Wild Horses, and more.