North Carolina is a state famed for its stretches of sandy beaches that come alive in the summer, months, but also has some of the most iconic mountain ranges populating the state further inland. This diverse range of landscape is part of what makes it such a popular destination among tourists, and it is worth considering one of the best places to stay during your time here. This way, you will never be far from the natural world, even when you sleep. When you’re here, head to Blue Ridge Parkway to catch the best views of the mountains and for hiking opportunities, or venture out to Hatteras Island. Here, you can catch sea views and even fish on one of the many beaches.