Windows of Wayne

2017

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44 reGional attraCtions Do you love the snow or the sand? The mountains or the beach? Playing golf or watching the NFL? Going shopping or going to the theater? Here's our answer: all of the above. In North Carolina, you don't have to just choose what to do, you have to choose what to do first! Goldsboro is located about halfway between the beautiful beaches and the vibrant and growing cities of Raleigh and Durham – all with plenty to do in a day trip. Beyond this two-hour radius, you can easily reach the mountains, more beaches, lakes, forests, world-class golf courses and so much more. North Carolina has three distinctive geographic regions, the mountains in the west, the piedmont in the center, and the coast to the east. Goldsboro is just east of the piedmont in the beginning of the lush coastal plain. Once you've settled in Goldsboro, hop on the highway for a weekend, or weeklong, getaway. For event calendars, activities, landmarks, destinations and more, visit the official website of North Carolina Travel and Tourism at www.VisitNC.com. WAYNE COUNTY: THE CENTER OF IT ALL • Hiking in the Appalachian mountains or the Great Smoky Mountains (5-6 hours west of Goldsboro). • Driving through the fall foliage on the 250-mile stretch of the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway. Join the parkway at Asheville (5 hours west of Goldsboro). • Visit Asheville, one of the most lively and beautiful of the state's mountain towns. Shopping, hiking, and more! • Tour the famous Biltmore mansion in Asheville. • Go skiing or snowing in the Appalachian mountains (Blowing Rock, NC, 4 hours, 30 minutes west of Goldsboro). • Golf at Pinehurst, the home of American golf (2 hours west of Goldsboro). • Shop for furniture in the "Home Furnishings Capital of the World™" at High Point (2 hours, 30 minutes west of Goldsboro). • Water ski at Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, Lake Gaston, or Kerr Lake – four of the state's largest reservoirs. • Take in a NHL game in Raleigh, a NFL game or NASCAR race in Charlotte, or try to find tickets to the state's most famous rivalry: Duke versus University of North Carolina basketball. • Rent a cottage at the Outer Banks, a chain of fragile barrier islands featuring 130 miles of unspoiled coastline (3 hours east of Goldsboro). • Visit famous lighthouses at Hatteras (4 hours east of Goldsboro) or Cape Lookout (3 hours east of Goldsboro). • Tour the city of Wilmington's historic downtown, the Battleship North Carolina, and then head to the beach (2 hours south of Goldsboro). • Relax in the sun, surf, and sand at any of North Carolina's beautiful beaches! NORTH CAROLINA BEACHES NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT EXPLORE North Carolina is filled with unique places to visit and totally unforgettable experiences, and Wayne County is located conveniently close to the best our state has to offer. 2017 Windows of Wayne.indd 44 12/13/16 7:33 PM

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