Who says you cannot have it all? The Tar Heel State offers entertainment for everyone! Historic sites? Galore, from the Biltmore Estate to the Capital. Natural tourism? There’s the Appalachian Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway. Arts, sports, recreation – take your pick. And you should enjoy the local specialty, pork barbecue served traditionally with a tomato-based sauce. You might travel around the state or visit the Lexington Barbecue Festival to find out which flavor suits your taste the most.
It almost seems like the Old North State excels in everything, however trivial: east of the Mississippi River, North Carolina has the highest point at Mount Mitchell. Also, one of the most populous states in America, North Carolina boasts the largest research park in the nation in Raleigh and Durham, as well as the third most important banking center in the US. 12 North Carolina companies made it to the Fortune 500 top-list, including Bank of America, Lowe’s, and Nucor. A whole bunch of great schools provide education in the state, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina State University, and Wake Forest University.