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We don’t have to travel too far to reach the number one tourist destination in the whole nation. A North Carolina tourist spot named the best in the United States.
The vacation site, Family Destinations Guide, named the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as the tourist destination with the highest percentage of five star reviews in the United States. The park receives over 20 million visitors a year, nearly 90 percent Tripadvisor reviews were “excellent” or five star.
The spot in North Carolina came close to tying with the Grand Canyon as the best tourist destination in the nation. The park is just a few hours drive from Charlotte. While there you can camp or hike. You could take a scenic drive or take in all the wildlife. Many people flock to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to witness the fireflies. The mating season lasts for two to three weeks a year. Firefly viewing dates begin April 25. 19 different species of fireflies reportedly inhabit the area.
Sounds like a great destination for nature lovers or anyone who enjoys the outdoors. For more information get all the details from The Herald Sun right here.
3 North Carolina Cities Named Best Southern Cities By Southern Living
We know there is a lot to love in North Carolina. The state is full of some fantastic places to live whether you are looking for small-town living or city-dreaming. We report a lot about the fantastic small towns our state is home to. But now it’s time for some of our best cities to shine. And shine is just what they are doing. Southern Living Magazine recently released its 2023 The South’s Best Cities list and three North Carolina cities were featured. The list is voted on by the publication’s readers, and I have to say they did a good job selecting. The number one and two best southern cities are Charleston and Savannah which epitomize southern hospitality.
But Charleston wasn’t the only South Carolina city to make the list. Another, increasingly popular, city came in at number 7 on the list. I’ll give you a hint that ranks higher than both Charlotte and Raleigh who fell back to back on this list. Keep reading to see which of the North and South Carolina cities were named as some of the best southern cities. You’ll also find the top 10. Read more about them and how this list was curated on Southern Living’s website.