The 9 Best Sightseeing Tours in North Carolina!

It’s time to get to know North Carolina a little bit better. Across the state, you’ll find unique and informative sightseeing tours for just about every interest. Bike, drink, eat, fly, kayak, or ride your way through the state with the 10 best sightseeing tours in North Carolina. 

1. Asheville Hot Air Balloons, Candler, NC

For those ready to take flight in a new way, Asheville Hot Air Balloons is an incredible way to see Asheville from a unique, birds-eye view. Begin your journey by you and the crew getting in the basket and then ascending into the beautiful, Carolina sky. Let the wind carry you through the skies and over the mountains of the great Pisgah National Forest. Make sure to make your reservation depending on your preferences! Lovers of the incredible fall foliage would love to view the season from up above. 

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2. Lake Lure Tours, Lake Lure, NC

Relax and enjoy a beautiful cruise on the water of Lake Lure. The gorgeous tour allows you to see local attractions to the area, including spots used during the filming of the famous “Dirty Dancing.” An inexpensive experience, adult tickets are $15, senior tickets are $13, and tickets for children are $7. For the duration of the tour, dive into local lake legends, and the history of the area. 

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3. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton, NC

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse of Buxton is an experience of gorgeous views as you climb the 257 steps. Breathe in the history as you climb the steps at your own pace and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated! This iconic sightseeing spot on the Outer Banks is truly a breathtaking experience. The staff are courteous and kind throughout the experience and don’t forget to look at the museum. 

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4. Coastal Helicopters, Inc, Manteo, NC

Those brave enough to sightsee from the sky should take the unique experience of riding a helicopter to view the ocean of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The adventure is a beautiful chance to see the view of the ocean with up to three guests in total. As well as the ocean, view the lighthouses, and possible sea life!

5. Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Nags Head, NC

View the wonders of the Outer Bank’s waters with Nags Head Dolphin Watch. Passengers have the unique experience to view biologists in action as they continue their research for the beautiful bottlenose dolphins. As well as being along for the ride, guests can listen in on some of the other findings from previously conducted studies. Tourists of all ages can enjoy the sightseeing along the Outer Banks. 

Dolphins playing! Amazing to be so close!

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6. Trolley Pub Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Pedal and drink through the fascinating tour of the Trolley Pub. This beer crawl offers two-hour tours that stop at anywhere from two to three locations throughout the journey. Sightseeing has never been more fun and exciting. Bring your own beverage and get to pedaling as your tour the streets and pubs of the Raleigh area.

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7. Charlotte Segway Tours, Charlotte, NC

Make your way downtown in style through the Charlotte Segway Tours. Those who just prefer to cruise can join the one-hour fun ride to explore Uptown Charlotte. History and design lovers can spend an hour and a half on the Historic Uptown Neighborhood Tour through the Center City. For a spooky ride any time of year, the Haunted Segway Tour tours the 4th Ward, Cemetery, and Square. Lovers of food will love the Taste and Glide Segway tour option that will guide sightseers through the incredible food options Charlotte offers.  

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8. Wild Horse Adventure Tours, Corolla, NC

Lovers of animals have the incredible opportunity to explore the wildlife of Corolla on the Wild Horse Adventure Tour. Located along the Outer Banks, take the 13 passenger Hummer out to explore the wild horses and other wildlife with the wind in your hair and the smell of the salty ocean. The tour along the beach will cover approximately 20 miles of beach to allow tourists to view the waves, beautiful dolphins and land creatures such as unique horses, boar, and deer. Along for the ride, the tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly, and ready to offer up some of the best information—such as history, and legends.

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9. Hungry Towns Tours, Beaufort, NC

Bring an empty belly to make room for your culinary tours of Hungry Towns Tours. Throughout the tour, there will be five stops are you bike the beautiful, historic Beaufort. Although the stops will depend upon the season and date you choose to tour, the experience is sure to include a delicious appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Hungry Towns Tours has tour options for those not wishing to grab a bite to eat including walking, biking, and holiday tours. 

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