The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have attracted visitors for decades. Far from the golden sands of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach, and the hustle and bustle of the city, this all-natural slice of North Carolina is the perfect escape for your next vacation. The mountains offer glorious biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Stop at Chimney Rock State Park to spy some of the most unusual rock formations and cascading waterfalls you’ve ever seen. Or, hop in the car and head west to tour America’s largest private home, the famed Biltmore Estate.