What could be better than a peaceful escape in one of these North Carolina weekend getaways? This east coast state has everything your family needs to enjoy all kinds of weekend getaways. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, there is always a new adventure awaiting in North Carolina. Spend the day hiking on the Appalachian Trail, surfing at Wilmington Beach, or exploring the Cedar Fair amusement park, Carowinds. North Carolina is known for being "first in flight" because it is home to Kitty Hawk where the Wright brothers took off in the first airplane! No matter where you are headed in North Carolina, retreating back to one of these weekend getaways will make it a trip you will never forget!