Aerial view of Outer Banks North Carolina

Sometimes a vacation is not all about the thrill and excitement of trying a bunch of new things. There are days you just want to have some relaxation, but for a weekend or a week and not just a day. Of course, we know the beach can be one of the most relaxing spots people tend to enjoy for a break. Luckily, North Carolina is home to one of the best ones in the country.

Thrillist gathered a list of the best relaxing vacation destination in the country and we just knew North Carolina had to be up there. These destinations are perfect for those who just want a break from their day-to-day craziness. Spots you can go where you aren’t worried about finding the hot spots for tourists or following a big crowd. These destinations are perfect for someone looking for some peace and quiet. From cozy cottages in the mountain to perfect beach homes, you’ll find peace here. Find out what North Carolina beach town made the list and start planning. Check out the best relaxing vacation spots in the US below.