Things to do in
North Carolina

Our most recommended things to do in North Carolina

Charlotte: Historical City Tour on Eco-Friendly Cart

Charlotte: Historical City Tour on Eco-Friendly Cart

Get ready for a whirlwind 90-minute tour of Charlotte's best sights. Meet your tour guide and get ready to learn and explore. Once you’re all checked in it's time to board your electric cart for the day and hit the city streets. Set out on a discovery of Uptown Charlotte’s 4 wards as you learn about the city’s history, as well as its visions for the future. Along the way, see some of Charlotte’s most popular museums, luscious parks, and a number of churches from a variety of denominations. Next, a treat for die-hard sports fans with a visit to each of the sports stadiums in Uptown Charlotte, as well as a stop to take photos outside the Carolina Panthers Stadium. Head into the historic 4th ward next, one of the most popular highlights of the tour. Admire the architecture of 19th-century homes and learn about the rich history of this vibrant district. Throughout the tour, your guide will also make recommendations, enhancing your stay in Queen City.

Manteo: Phantom Pirates & Poltergeists Haunted Walking Tour

Manteo: Phantom Pirates & Poltergeists Haunted Walking Tour

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Roanoke Island at the Pioneer Theater. This historic landmark offers a unique experience where visitors can witness reenactments of the mysterious events that unfolded on these haunted shores. From the eerie tales of shipwrecked crews to the legends of lost souls wandering the dunes, the Pioneer Theater brings the dark history of Manteo to life in a spine-tingling way. Get ready to be transported to a world where the past meets the present, and the spirits of the past still linger. Nestled in the heart of Roanoke Island, the White Doe Inn is a charming bed and breakfast that offers a cozy retreat for those seeking to uncover the secrets of the Outer Banks. With its quaint rooms and warm hospitality, this inn provides the perfect base for exploring the haunted history of the area. Guests can relax in comfort after a day of ghostly encounters and mysterious sightings, all while surrounded by the beauty of the island. Whether you're a history buff or a thrill-seeker, the White Doe Inn is the ideal place to stay during your ghostly adventures. For a truly immersive experience in the haunted tales of Roanoke Island, look no further than the Roanoke Island Inn. This historic inn is steeped in the dark history of the Outer Banks and offers guests a chance to delve deep into the mysteries that shroud the island. From ghost tours to paranormal investigations, the Roanoke Island Inn provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with the spirits that still roam the forsaken shores. Prepare to be captivated by the chilling stories of pirates, witches, and unknown entities that have left their mark on this haunted beachfront.

Raleigh: Ghosts and Ghouls Hauntings Walking Tour

Raleigh: Ghosts and Ghouls Hauntings Walking Tour

Prepare to be spooked as your guide leads you through eight of Raleigh's most chilling sites, including the Heck-Andrews House. Meet your guide at the North Carolina State Capitol Building and get to know your group for the evening. Start with curious tales of ghostly politicians who still smuggle booze through tunnels deep underground before heading off into the night. Make your way along the quiet streets to stand in the chilling shadow of the Heck-Andrews House. Try to listen to your guide as you fight the feeling that there might be a figure watching you through the windows. Is it your imagination? Or the rumored witch. Continue to more haunted sites including the White-Holman House, where it is said that to this day you can still hear the ominous walking of the peg-legged spirit. Arrive at the Executive Mansion and investigate the mystery of the Christmas tree. All tours meet outside the North Carolina State Capitol, on the East Morgan Street side. The meeting location is at the side of the capitol facing Fayetteville St. Your guide will be wearing a US Ghost Adventures shirt and carrying a lantern. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour starts time.

Manteo: Outer Banks Ghost Walking Tour

Manteo: Outer Banks Ghost Walking Tour

Take a haunted ghost walking tour for thrill-seekers and ghost watchers alike. Join your expert guide on a lantern-lead hike through Manteo. Hear spooky tales of past and present ghosts that are still lurking on dark streets. Explore the Outer Banks, known as the most haunted beach in America, and learn about its spooky past. Dive into the macabre history of this town and hear tales of the evil spirits that still make their presence known to this day. Don't forget your camera. You might snap a shot of these permanent residents in orb form.

Historic Charlotte City Adventure Tour: by Vintage Car

Historic Charlotte City Adventure Tour: by Vintage Car

Charlotte City Tours offers immersive experiences designed to showcase the rich history, culture, and landmarks of our city. Our guides lead captivating tours that delve into the fascinating stories behind Charlotte's most iconic sites, from its historic neighborhoods to its modern attractions. Whether you're interested in exploring the city's vibrant arts scene, sampling its diverse culinary offerings, or learning about its pivotal role in American history, Charlotte City Tours has a variety of options to suit every interest. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Charlotte's past, present, and future.

Charlotte: Queen City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Charlotte: Queen City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Join us on a spine-tingling adventure through the darkened streets of Charlotte as we explore the haunted history of this historic city. Our experienced local tour guide and haunted history expert will regale you with tales of the supernatural that have plagued the city for centuries. From the eerie First Presbyterian Church to the ghostly spirits that roam the Old Settlers Cemetery, you will be immersed in the chilling stories of Charlotte's past. As you walk through the haunted grounds of Charlotte, you will feel the presence of the long-departed souls that still linger in the shadows. Learn about the tragic events that have left a lasting imprint on the city and discover the secrets that have been buried for generations. From the mysterious Bootlegger house to the elegant McNinch House Restaurant, each stop on the tour will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the haunted history of Charlotte. This walking ghost tour is not for the faint of heart, as you will be standing on haunted ground throughout the entire evening. The tour begins at 8 PM and will take you on a mile-long journey through the most haunted and iconic places in Charlotte. Whether you are a skeptic or a true believer in the supernatural, this tour is sure to leave you with a newfound respect for the spirits that still roam the streets of Charlotte. So, join us for an unforgettable evening of ghostly encounters and haunted tales in the state's most haunted city.

Asheville: Terrors, Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Asheville: Terrors, Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Explore the dark side of Asheville on a haunted pub crawl. Delve into 225 years of riveting American history with a guide at 6 allegedly haunted locations including the Flatiron building, Grove Arcade, and Pritchard Park. Enjoy drinks at local pubs (at your own expense). Meet your guide at Wedge Brewery Downtown at 1 Page Avenue Suite 152. From there, wind through 7 other bone-chilling, haunted locations, including three additional pubs. Share a drink with the ghost of Zelda Fitzgerald, who was tragically killed in a fire in Asheville in 1948. Experience the unnerving energy of Pritchard Park. Uncover the secrets of the Pack’s Tavern tunnel, where prohibition drove a couple into a murderous rage. If you are brave enough to step into the shadows, the spirits await you. After roaming the haunted streets of Asheville, end the tour with a bite at a downtown restaurant. Your guide will be wearing a black US Ghost Adventures t-shirt and carrying a lantern.

Charlotte: Historic Uptown 90-Minute Segway Tour

Charlotte: Historic Uptown 90-Minute Segway Tour

Charlotte has interesting sights and attractions befitting its status as one of the 20 largest U.S. cities, but you might not know it. Our 1.5-hour tour will get you started. We give you 15-20 minutes of practice and orientation before heading out on our adventure. The southern part of the city hosts new museums and cultural spaces, so it’s a good place to open your eyes to current development. But Charlotte was already well established during the Revolutionary War, when residents drove out British General Cornwallis. The best place to learn about its history is in the center of town, where we will ride through the Fourth Ward neighborhood. It has Charlotte's oldest homes and cemetery. Of course you also get to see our high-rises and skyscrapers up close, as well as numerous outdoor fountains and public works of art.

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium General Admission

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium General Admission

Discover the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord where you get to explore 10 different zones. Encounter 5,000 undersea creatures including sharks, rays, seahorses, and much more. Journey through the freshwater lakes of North Carolina all the way to the depths of the ocean and meet these amazing creatures. Enjoy the Freshwater Exhibit so you can visit a small part of the Catawba River. The species in this exhibit are residents of the local streams, rivers, and lakes. Make your way to the Harbor Exhibit and make friends with the tropical underwater creatures who live in harbors around the world. Watch as hundreds of schooling fish surround you at the Shoaling Exhibit or see the Seahorse Mangrove Exhibit where you’ll get to witness these mythical creatures. Watch the seahorses grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts. Step inside Stingray Bay and be mesmerized by the happy and smiley rays. Step right into a sunken ship full of mysterious creatures that like to live in the deepest and darkest parts of the ocean. Explore the Tropical Ocean Exhibit where you can stroll under the sea as you pass through the awe-inspiring underwater Ocean Tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while sharks, rays, and Neptune, the rescued green sea turtle, glide slowly over your head. Be enchanted by the Jellies Exhibit and watch as these captivating creatures dance through the water. Then enter a kaleidoscope of color at the Coral Reef Exhibit where you’ll witness underwater cities teeming with fish that come in every shape, color, and pattern you can imagine. Last but certainly not least, make sure to check out Conservation Cove where you can learn more about how you can help protect the ocean and all its magnificent creatures.

Wilmington: Ghosts of the Port City Haunted Walking Tour

Wilmington: Ghosts of the Port City Haunted Walking Tour

Step back in time as you explore the historic Thalian Hall, a renowned theater that has stood witness to countless performances and events over the years. But beneath its elegant facade lies a dark past, with tales of ghostly apparitions and unexplained phenomena that will send shivers down your spine. As you stand outside this iconic building, you will feel the weight of history pressing down on you, as if the spirits of the past are watching your every move. The Cotton Exchange, once a bustling hub of commerce and trade, now stands as a silent reminder of the tragedies that have unfolded within its walls. As you walk past this historic landmark, you will hear whispers of the past echoing through the air, telling stories of lost souls and restless spirits that still roam the corridors to this day. The shadows cast by the setting sun will seem to dance around you, as if trying to warn you of the darkness that lurks within. Stroll along the Wilmington Riverwalk, a picturesque promenade that offers stunning views of the Cape Fear River. But don't let the beauty of the scenery fool you, for beneath the tranquil surface lies a history of violence and despair. As you walk along the water's edge, you will feel a chill in the air that has nothing to do with the evening breeze, as the spirits of those who met untimely ends in these waters reach out to you from beyond the grave. The stories of hauntings and paranormal activity that surround this establishment will leave you questioning whether you are truly alone, or if something otherworldly is watching you from the shadows. So, are you brave enough to embark on this chilling tour of Wilmington's haunted past?

All activities

139 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about North Carolina

What top attractions are a must-see in North Carolina?

The must-see attractions in North Carolina are:

See all must-see sights in North Carolina

Top Attractions in North Carolina

Experiences in North Carolina

Things to do in United States

Other Sightseeing Options in North Carolina

Want to discover all there is to do in North Carolina? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about North Carolina

Overall rating

4.6
(211 reviews)

It was fantastic! Our guide was very friendly and gave us wonderful experience on lake Fontana. It was a very relaxing scenic and refreshing trip! I would highly recommend it!!!

Captain Oliver made our first time sailing experience relaxing & enjoyable. He did a wonderful job managing the boat & passengers.

David was terrific. Love your tours. We bring all our out of town guests . We are never is appointed.

We had a blast on the Asheville scavenger hunt led by MaryAnne! Great way to spend my son's birthday.

Very detailed explanation of the African American History of Durham.