1. The Wild Ponies of Shackleford Banks
The North Carolina Outer Banks is one of the only places in America where wild mustangs still roam free. Shackleford Banks is protected by the National Park Service to isolate the horses and protect them from human civilization. You can, however, take a ferry to the island and spend the day walking on the beach with wild horses.
2. The Great Smoky Mountains
Named for the way the natural fog creates the look of smoke hanging over the mountains, the Great Smokey Mountains is America’s most visited national park. They are located along the North Carolina – Tennessee border as part of the Appalachian Mountains. They are beautiful all year but the best time to visit is in the fall as the leaves are changing colors. The Great Smoky Mountains are also home to the densest black bear population in the Eastern United States.
3. Christmas at the Biltmore Estate