high season: lateMay to August, October
low season: lateNovember to early-March
shoulder season: mid-March to May, November, September
Weather InformationSummer temperatures can reach as high as 90 degrees in the daytime, while temperatures in the winter level off at around 50 degrees. Snow is also common in the mountains during the cold winter months. Spring brings brief afternoon thunderstorms and temperatures around 70 degrees. During the fall, leaves change color and hurricanes can occur.
Crowd InformationSeveral cities hold annual events that attract higher amounts of visitor traffic, such as two Nascar races, one in the spring and one in the fall, hosted by Lowes Motor Speedway in Concord. All major holidays are also considered heavier tourist times. Events such as wine, food, music, and harvest festivals happen throughout the year and bring in crowds as well.
Closure InformationHours of operation for businesses vary from season to season, depending on the region. Search visitnc.com for schedule information about specific businesses or activities.
When to SaveMany properties reduce prices during low seasons and even offer incentive packages.
When to BookBook as early as possible, especially for trips during peak season.
Information provided by North Carolina Travel and Tourism