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North Carolina Travel GuideWhen to visit North Carolina
The diverse regions of North Carolina, from mountains in the east to the ocean in the west, provide a plethora of climates as well as activities. During the winter, as cold weather chills much of the state, the ski resorts offer outdoor recreation. Spring brings blooming flowers and rising temperatures, and October sees turning leaves in the Great Smokey Mountains and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mild weather renders spring and fall ideal for hiking, biking, and canoeing, while summer is the perfect time for just about any outdoor activity. Across the state, visitors can enjoy year-round activities such as golf; shopping; and visiting a host of museums, wineries, and restaurants.
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Save with a Romantic Stay in Charlotte
Book the Omni Charlotte Hotel, enjoy free sparkling wine and $100 cuisine and cocktail credit.
20% Off with Advance Purchase at Country Inns & Suites
Get up to 20 percent off at Country Inns & Suites when you book in advance.
Shop and Save with Country Inns & Suites
For shoppers, Country Inns & Suites offers various shopping packages that include gift cards to local retailers.
Extended-Stay Discounts at Motel 6
If you're looking for accommodations for a longer period of time, Studio 6 offers rooms for extended stays. Weekly rates start at $199; monthly rates are available from $699.
10% Off, Free Wi-Fi, Late Check Out for Seniors at Motel 6
For guests with an AARP membership, Motel 6 offers a 10 percent senior discount, free Wi-Fi, and late check out.
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10 Best Outdoor Towns in America
Not all towns are created equal, especially if you're looking to get outdoors. Whether you're into activities involving mountains, rivers, canyons, or oceans, these towns across the U.S. are 10 of the best spots to hit the trail (or stream, or road, or waves) in the winter, spring, summer, and fall.
10 Last-Minute Road Trips for Columbus Day Weekend
It's not too late to enjoy the upcoming long weekend! Make it a mini-vacation with one of these scenic last-minute road trips around the country.
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