From the highest peaks on the east coast to some of the most pristine beaches on the continent, North Carolina is a land of geographical contradictions and vacation-friendly pursuits. Whether your leisure time demands spectacular views, urban nightlife, sand and surf, or a stroll through a leafy vineyard, North Carolina has the landscape and the hospitality waiting to greet you. With three distinct regions and a wide variety of activities and adventures, a North Carolina getaway can virtually be anything you want it to be!The central coastline region is teeming with both wildlife and history. North Carolina’s oldest towns, from New Bern and Bath to Beaufort and Edenton, are all here, and their streets are full of tales of soldiers, royal governors, and even the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Also here are National Wildlife Refuges at Pocosin Lakes, Mattamuskeet and Swanquarter, where tens of thousands of waterfowl visit every winter. And for sportsmen, both the inland and coastal waters of this area are well-known as prime fishing and hunting grounds.
Further south, visitors will find more amazing beaches, from Emerald Isle and Topsail to Carolina Beach and Bald Head Island, as well as the historic and charming port city of Wilmington on the Cape Fear River. Quickly becoming known as “Hollywood East”, Wilmington is home to the largest film studio east of LA, and its historic streets and beautiful area beaches have played starring roles in productions ranging from Blue Velvet to One Tree Hill.
Visit Lake Norman
Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville, NC
Visit Lake Norman where your business and recreation is our pleasure! Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman are the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. These unique towns present a wide array of leisure amenities for visitors and guests including upscale shopping, year-round golfing, NASCAR, fishing and other water activities. Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas, is THE place for fun in the sun! Created in 1963 by Duke Energy, Lake Norman is 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. Lake Norman offers numerous attractions to explore. From Lake Norman, you may enjoy the ease of traveling anywhere in the state. We're just north of Charlotte, and the mountains and coast are only a short drive away. Whatever your desire, find it outside your door in Lake Norman!
The Lake Norman area offers a mild, four-season climate. Located in the central part of North Carolina, the area is partially protected by the western mountain ranges from cold air. Fall tends to be the area’s driest season, with July tending to be the wettest month. Average temperatures range from the high 30s to mid 50s in the winter and high 80s and mid 90s in the summer.