Best of North Carolina

As Gail and I expand our horizons here in our new state of North Carolina, we thought we’d share our ratings with you, our vast readership! LOL — These ratings are the opinion of the two of us. We know it’s not a professional poll, or a rating by a large number of people, but… we are really cool! 😎

You can click on the map to biggify if you’d like:

State and National Parks

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Pilot Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park

Hanging Rock State Park

Festivals and Events

Pilot Mountain – Hot Nights Hot Cars


1. Black Mountain Golf Club – Black Mountain, NC (near Asheville)

2. Tanglewood Park Golf Courses – Winston-Salem, NC (our home courses!)

3. Beacon Ridge Golf and Country Club– West End, NC (Pinehurst area)

4. Seven Lakes Country Club – Seven Lakes, NC (Pinehurst area)

5. Longleaf Golf and Country Club – Southern Pines, NC (Pinehurst area)


1. Sunset Beach

2. Carolina Beach


1. Childress Vineyards – owned and operated by NASCAR racing team owner, Richard Childress. Now he also makes award-winning wines! Excellent restaurant!

2. Shelton Vinyards – Tasty wines, beautiful vineyard, with an excellent restaurant!

Asheville Area

The Biltmore Estate

Tupelo Honey Café

Downtown Asheville

The Grove Park Inn




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