As far back as 200 A.D., the residents of North Carolina were building ceremonial mounds, and the creativity of the residents hasn't diminished since. From being home to famous jazz musicians like John Coltrane and Billy Taylor to hosting the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Tar Heel State knows how to keep people interested.
When looking at plane tickets to North Carolina, what season you choose to visit during should depend on what you'll enjoy. Sure, you're likely to find cheap flights to North Carolina between November and March, but what if you're interested in rock n' roll festivals? In that case, you'll want to show up in May for Carolina Rebellion, even if this is right before the tourist high season kicks into gear.
Then again, if you enjoy the artsy things in life, the winter months could be perfect, thanks to Seagrove's Pottery Festival Weekend in November or the aerial dancers and cultural events that take place on New Year's Eve during First Night Charlotte.
If you don't want to deal with the many tourists that come through Charlotte, you can always seek out North Carolina hotels in Durham. If you're someone who loves food, this is the place to be: Southern Living called it "The South's Tastiest Town." And if you're looking for still more to do, you can get your thrill on at the Carowinds amusement park or explore nature at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can also visit America's first English colony, Roanoke Island, or experience the culture of Oconaluftee Indian Village.
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