North Carolina, a popular holiday destination, offers a variety of outdoor activities, from sandy beaches to winding mountain trails. The state is also a culinary destination, renowned for its barbecue, and it is home to a thrilling amusement park. A holiday home lets travellers experience all the state has to offer.
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One-third of the holiday lets offer a pool, which makes North Carolina a wonderful destination for people looking to spend their holidays poolside. Hotel rooms with pools in North Carolina are a good option for groups of 5 and have an average cost of £220 per night. If you would also like to be close to the water, nearly all of the rentals with a pool are within 2 kilometres of the waterfront. Travellers who are looking for a pet-friendly rental will find North Carolina suitable, as many properties are pet-friendly. If this is a top requirement for you, have a look at the hotel rooms in North Carolina. This is the most pet-friendly type of accommodation there. A few of the pet-friendly rentals are located less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
Price and Availability Index for North Carolina
Holiday Letting Price Information in North Carolina
The graph shows the average rental prices for the next twelve months in North Carolina. Prices rise in June and reach an average of £405 a night (25/06 - 02/07), making it the most expensive time to book a rental in the next 12 months. In March (18/03 - 25/03), prices will hit an average low of £329 per night.
Holiday Home Availability Information in North Carolina
Check how busy North Carolina is with our availability graph. The week with the least available rentals is in July (02/07 - 09/07), with only 43% of the rentals available. Conversely, you will find the highest number of available rentals during one week in December (03/12 - 10/12).
The Weather in North Carolina
Above is a climate diagram for North Carolina. July is the warmest month of the year in North Carolina, with temperatures reaching an average daily maximum of 32°. February is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to 0°. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is September.
7-Day Weather Forecast in North Carolina
Accommodation options for your holiday in North Carolina
North Carolina’s cuisine: Barbecue and beyond
North Carolina is known for barbecue, and there's no shortage of places where you can find it throughout the state. Aficionados know there are two styles of barbecue in the state: Eastern and Lexington. While both are pork-based, Lexington style uses a tomato-based red sauce, and Eastern style uses a simpler vinegar and pepper-based sauce. Visitors can choose from an overwhelming number of barbecue joints, all with their own cooking methods, or time their visit so that they can attend the Lexington Barbecue Festival.
Asheville, another food hub in the state, offers up an eclectic ray of food styles – from French comfort food to Caribbean. It's also a bustling hub for food trucks such as Gypsy Queen Cuisine, which serves Lebanese cuisine, and El Kimchi, a Mexican-Korean fusion food truck.
North Carolina's climate: Breezy beaches and mountain snowfall
The climate in North Carolina is incredibly varied due to the wide variations in elevation and the state’s proximity to the ocean. In general, visitors can expect warm summers and cool winters with little snowfall. However, coastlines, such as the Outer Banks, are prone to high winds, while mountainous regions such as Pisgah National Forest often see heavy snow.
Snowfall and ski resorts make North Carolina's quaint mountain towns perfect for a cozy holiday letting in the winter, while summer breezes are inviting at holiday beach homes. Whereas outdoor theme parks are usually only open in warmer seasons, many of North Carolina's best attractions can be visited year round.
Signature Sights of North Carolina
Some of the best family activities here are enjoying relaxing picnics, hiking the many mountain ranges, or embarking on a cross-state cycling tour. Try horseback riding if you haven’t yet and experience a classic American adventure!
As well as the filming locations of the aforementioned blockbusters, don’t leave North Carolina without a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located between North Carolina and Tennessee, visitors to this US National Park will experience beautiful, lush rainforests, wildlife, and flora.
In Asheville, the great Appalachian mountains will enthrall. You’ll be blown away by the grandeur of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, true giants of nature. Those who want to hit the beach can head for North Carolina’s Outer Banks, famous for surf breaks and shipwreck diving.
If you’ve seen the film Nights in Rodanthe and want to enjoy some romance, visit the Hatteras Island village of Rodanthe. The same island is also known for its pristine beaches and fishing spots.
Art and Culture in North Carolina
There are many historical sites and landmarks within reach of North Carolina holiday lettings. For some historical fun, visit Biltimore, America’s largest private estate. Inside, you’ll be awed by the 250 bedrooms, plus lush gardens planted centuries ago. Literary hero Carl Sandburg had his original home here, now a national historic site visited by many throughout the year.
Enjoy galleries and art museums all over the state, from the impressive collection of successful artist Jonas Gerard in Asheville to an exploration of African-American culture and colonial influence at the the Harvey B. Gantt Centre in Charlotte.
Family activities: Amusement parks and outdoor wonders
Charlotte is home to Discovery Place, an interactive science museum that features a variety of interactive science exhibits for kids. The museum also houses the World Alive exhibit, which celebrates the unique biodiversity of earth, from oceans to rainforests. Not far away, families can experience thrill rides and water-filled fun at Carowinds amusement park, which sits on the border of North and South Carolina.
Around the state, you'll find an abundance of family attractions. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is filled with exotic animals, while Pine Knoll Shores is home to North Carolina Aquarium's diverse array of marine creatures. Visit Wrightsville Beach, where the whole family can try a surfing lesson, or travel along the coast to Nag's Head for dolphin tours. In Brevard, you'll find Sliding Rock, where you can slide down a 60-foot waterfall – the perfect destination to cool off at in the summer.
Evenings in North Carolina
North Carolina holiday lettings are great for family bonding nights, relaxing with the kids under a canopy of stars in the garden, or listening to the waves lapping just outside your window. North Carolina has some of the best cuisine in this part of the United States. Restaurants serve great American classics like giant burgers and tasty steaks. Try the Mash House for local craft beer and juicy ribs, or the Salt and Lime Cabo Grill for Tex Mex cuisine. Another standout restaurant is Good Food in Charlotte.
Outdoor Adventures for the Whole Family
Spring is a beautiful season to book a North Carolina holiday home and explore an overwhelming 55 public parks. You won’t want to miss out the gorgeous blooms coloring the Airlie Gardens – walk along sculpted hedges among historic structures and take in the pleasant views. Lakes add to the peaceful scenery here, and over 100,000 azaleas are in blossom in spring.
Another beautiful stop is the Tryon Palace Gardens, a sweeping 16 acres of lush greenery. Designed in the 1950s by architect Morley Jeffers Williams, they recall the aristocratic gardens of Great Britain in the 18th century.
Summer is of course the best time to hit the beaches of North Carolina. More than 300 miles of barrier island beach await in the vicinity of your North Carolina holiday home.
Famous for its sun, sand, and surf, Southport has been called "America's Happiest Seaside Town". Come here to soak up the lovely sunny vibe and you’ll soon find out why. You can also enjoy hiking with the kids around the nature parks, with activities led by park rangers.
After spending some time relaxing in your North Carolina holiday home, drive towards the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains for a camping trip and check out other historical sites in the area. After a full day of hiking, biking, horseback riding, or fishing, you’ll be glad for your own home to come back to and unwind.
North Carolina holiday lettings are a top choice for families, as they have enough privacy and space to comfortably accommodate everyone. Your trip to North Carolina will be relaxing and full of treasured memories.
Lots to see and do in North Carolina
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley is a superb collection of rare American motorcycles, cars and motoring memorabilia. Learn all about the history of American vehicles in a garage-feel setting.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Located in Buxton, Cape Hatteras is the tallest brick lighthouse in the USA and home to a museum and visitor centre where you can learn about the history and heritage of the area.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham are famous for landscape design and plant quality. Open year-round, they allow visitors to experience the changing seasons.
Battleship North Carolina
Now moored in Wilmington, the Battleship North Carolina takes you back in history to WW2. You'll hear crew stories and learn about combat and daily life in the Pacific.
Built by George Vanderbilt, the huge estate offers the visitor both a beautiful château style house and hectares of gardens to explore.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in North Carolina?
On average, a House rentals or Apartment rentals in North Carolina costs £58 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in North Carolina?
There are currently 54,674 holiday homes in North Carolina to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in North Carolina?
Travellers planning holidays to North Carolina most often look for Internet, TV, and Pool when it comes to accommodation amenities.
How many holiday homes are on offer in North Carolina?
With 54,674 holiday rentals available in North Carolina, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a North Carolina holiday home?
Yes, there are 14,083 holiday homes in North Carolina that allow pets, with an average price of £250 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to North Carolina?
Book your North Carolina holiday in September or October to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.
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