From the Great Smoky Mountains in the west to the shores of the Outer Banks in the east, the state of North Carolina is full of diverse and beautiful natural scenery and wonders that make for amazing camping destinations. Camping enthusiasts will find a wide variety of campsites, ranging from tent sites to RV sites to cabins across scenery that varies from peaceful forests to gorgeous mountain terrain to seaside campgrounds where guests can fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Bear Den Family Campground and Creekside Cabins

Bear Den Family Campground and Creekside Cabins
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The Bear Den Family Campground and Creekside Cabins offers a base camp for exploring the scenic mountains of North Carolina. SItuated within the Pisgah National Forest near the Blue Ridge Parkway, the campground near the town of Spruce Pine offers several amenities and activities in addition to its campsites and cabins, such as opportunities for fishing without requiring a license and swimming at the lake. There are also more than thirteen miles of hiking trails, playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, and a game room with arcade games, air hockey, and pool tables. The Bear Den’s Trading Post sells firewood, drinks, and ice.

600 Bear Den Mountain Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, Phone: 828-765-2888

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2.Camp Hatteras RV Resort & Campground

Camp Hatteras RV Resort & Campground
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The Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground in the famed Outer Banks of North Carolina is a family-owned and operated campground that has been around since 1991. Spanning across approximately fifty acres, the resort offers both soundfront and oceanfront sites for tent and RV camping, as well as Park Model Rentals. The campground also hosts several planned activities throughout the summer season and provides numerous amenities, such as wireless internet, cable television, full hookups, a fully stocked camp store, a marina, a dog park, a whirlpool, indoor and outdoor pools, a game room, cornhole, shuffleboard, basketball, tennis, and miniature golf.

24798 NC Hwy 12, Waves, NC 27968, Phone: 252-987-2777

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3.Carolina Beach State Park

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With miles of trails traversing across an array of distinctive habitats, secluded camping spot underneath towering trees, and a marina that provides access for visitors to some of the best fishing areas in North Carolina, Carolina Beach State Park has become a popular attraction along the coast. The family campground in the state park can be found near Snow’s Cut and features nearly eighty campsites within a wooded setting. There are sixty-nine sites without full hookups and ten full-hookup sites, including one that is wheelchair-accessible. Each site includes a fire ring or grill and a picnic table.

1010 State Park Rd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428, Phone: 910-458-8206

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4.Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area

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Located in the Pisgah National Forest near the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area offers some of North Carolina’s best camping. Running alongside the scenic campground is the South Toe River, offering a great spot for tubing, swimming, or trout fishing. Open from April to October, the campground itself is made up of campsites for both RVs and tents, with some of the sites featuring views of the river. There are also modern bathhouse facilities with hot showers available to guests. Activities at the campground include hiking, tubing, fishing, and weekend programs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

6000 Hwy. 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714, Phone: 828-675-5509

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5.Curtis Creek Campground

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The Curtis Creek Campground is located less than one hour from Asheville, North Carolina, at the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Nestled within the eastern United State’s first National Forest tract of land, roaring trout streams and old growth forests surround the campground. Three campsites loops offer twenty-five campsites, one of which can accommodate RVs and the other two are tent-only. Sites on one of the loops include a fire ring, lantern post, picnic table, and tent pad. In addition to the campsites, the Curtis Creek Campground also offers bear-proof recycling and trash receptacles, drinking water, and vault toilets.

109 East Lawing Drive, Nebo, NC 28761, Phone: 828-652-2144

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6.Davidson River Campground

Davidson River Campground
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Located just within the boundaries of the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, North Carolina, the Davidson River Campground is situated along the banks of its namesake Davidson River, which provides an excellent place for swimming, tubing, and fishing. The river is actually noted as one of the southeast region’s premier spots for trout fishing. Open the beginning of April through the end of October, the Davidson River Campground provides nearly 150 campsites accommodating both RV and tent camping, many of which offer a good amount of shade. Sites include lantern poles, fire rings, tent pads, and picnic tables.

1 Davidson River Cir, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, Phone: 828-785-5337

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7.Hidden Creek Camping Resort

Hidden Creek Camping Resort
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Situated at the base of the beautiful North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, the Hidden Creek Camping Resort is a 64-acre campground boasting cozy cabins, tent campsites, sites with electricity and water, and RV sites with full hookups. There is also plenty to do besides camping as well at the Hidden Creek, providing countless hours of family fun. The resort offers swimming, fishing, a 300-foot long water slide, a kiddie pool, a junior Olympic pool, bingo, volleyball, dances, crafts, s’mores roasts, movies, and much more. Campers can also take kayaks, canoes, or paddle boats out on the five-acre lake.

1210 Deacon Dr, Marion, NC 28752, Phone: 828-652-7208

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8.Indian Creek Campground

Indian Creek Campground
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The Indian Creek Campground is a serene, beautiful, and peaceful place for camping in the mountain town of Cherokee. Situated near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s southern edge on the grounds of the Cherokee Indian Reservation, the campground offers a naturally beautiful, heavily wooded, and quiet setting for a relaxing camping getaway. The family-oriented, privately owned Indian Creek Campground includes more than seventy campsites, including creekside tent sites, primitive tent campsites, cabins, sites for small RVs and pop-ups, and full-hookup sites. Amenities include a playground, camp store, stocked trout stream, hot showers, clean restrooms, Wi-Fi hotspot, and laundry facilities.

1367 Bunches Creek Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719, Phone: 828-497-4361

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9.Lake Powhatan Recreation Area & Campground

Lake Powhatan Recreation Area & Campground
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Located in the city of Asheville, the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area and Campground is close enough to downtown for campers who want to experience some of the best Asheville has to offer, but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet in nature. Bordering the Bent Creek Experimental Forest near the French Broad River, the recreation area is popular among mountain biking enthusiasts. The beach and swimming lake provide a great way to relax and cool off during the summer months. The Lake Powhatan Campground includes almost 100 shaded campsites with fire rings, tent pads, and picnic tables.

375 Wesley Branch Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, Phone: 828-670-5627

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10.Mount Pisgah Campgrounds

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Perched within the western North Carolina mountains, the Mount Pisgah Campground offers a peaceful setting for camping along the famed and scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The spacious campground offers sites for both tent camping and RVs, and features modern amenities, such as a country store, drinking water, and flush toilets. Each of the campsites feature picnic tables, as well as fire rings that are perfect for roasting marshmallows. 72 of the campsites at Mount Pisgah are offered on a first-come, first-served availability, while 53 can be reserved in advance. Advanced reservations, however, require a minimum stay of two nights.

408 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Canton, NC 28716, Phone: 828-648-2644

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11.Nantahala National Forest

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The Nantahala National Forest is located in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina, easily accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville. The forest encompasses approximately half a million acres and offers pictures hiking trails, stunning views, and a variety of camping options. The Standing Indian Mountain, one of the park’s highest points, offers spectacular views of the Nantahala River Gorge. The pool near the Cullasaja Falls along the Cullasaja River provides a good spot for swimming as well. Camping opportunities within the Nantahala National Forest range from rustic tent sites to RV sites to glamping options with the cabins.

Nantahala, NC, Phone: 828-257-4200

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12.Pisgah National Forest

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The expansive Pisgah National Forest offers seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation within the beautiful hardwood forest. Once owned by the Vanderbilt family, the forest is home to some of North Carolina’s most dramatic mountain scenery, including waterfalls and whitewater rivers. Pisgah National Forest became the eastern United States’s first national forest in 1916 and now offers a peaceful setting for camping enthusiasts, with camping options ranging from primitive tent sites to full-service RV campsites. The streams and rivers provide chances for whitewater sports, boating, and trout fishing, white gorges and mountain peaks are great for mountain biking and rock climbing.

Pisgah National Forest, Phone: 828-257-4200

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13.Poplar Point Campground

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Located in Apex, North Carolina, the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area include nine lake access areas along the 14,000-acre reservoir’s shoreline. The recreation area also boasts over one thousand campsites across five of these access areas, offering a variety of camping experiences, including group camps, primitive tent camping, and RV hookups. The Poplar Point Campground consists of almost 600 campsites, accommodating both tents and RVs, including hundreds of sites with electric and water hookups. Campsites also include lantern holders, grills, and picnic tables. A dump station, trash containers, restroom facilities, and shower facilities are provided at Poplar Point as well.

280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523, Phone: 919-362-0586

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14.Rocky Bluff Campground

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Situated just outside the town of Hot Springs, North Carolina, the Rocky Bluff Campground provides a place of solitude and relaxation within a wooded setting. The Rocky Bluff Campground is open from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend and is a paradise for fishermen, as well as a good camping spot for hiking enthusiasts. The Spring Creek Nature Trail encircles the campground, offering a little more than a mile hike that meanders along the creek, which happens to be an excellent stream for trout fishing. Flush toilets and drinking water can be found near the campsites.

2145 NC-209, Hot Springs, NC 28743, Phone: 828-689-9694

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15.Uwharrie National Forest

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The Uwharrie National Forest of North Carolina is particularly well known for being a destination for off-roading, dirt biking, and ATVs. The forest is home to clearly marked trails for ATVs and other off-roading vehicles, however, there are also miles of mountain biking and hiking trails as well. Visitors can bring their horse along too, but it’s important to be careful as some of the ATV and equestrian trails overlap. As for camping, the Arrowhead Campground in the Uwharrie National Forest offers around fifty campsites, more than thirty of which include RV hookups for electricity.

Uwharrie National Forest, Phone: 910-576-6391

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16.Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground Asheboro NC

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground Asheboro NC
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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground in Asheboro, North Carolina is a family-friendly campground offering a variety of camping accommodations, including tent campsites, pull-through RV sites, back-in RV sites, and cabins. Situated only a couple miles away from the North Carolina Zoo, guests at the park are given one free ticket to the zoo per site. Amenities at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground Asheboro include themed weeks during summer, two stocked ponds for fishing, a swimming pool with water slide and waterfall, a jumping pillow, giant outdoor chess, outdoor movie theater, Gaga Ball, and trails for golf carts, biking, and hiking.

964 Crestview Church Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205, Phone: 336-964-0813

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17.Zooland Family Campground

Zooland Family Campground
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Just a short distance down the road from the North Carolina Zoo, the Zooland Family Campground offers rustic tent campsites and RV sites with full hookups, including 30/50-amp electric service. Along with the many campsites, the Zooland Family Campground also offers quite a few amenities across the 33-acre campground, including a dog park, country store, basketball court, playground for children, game room, swimming pool, miniature golf, hiking trail, bonfire pit, laundry facilities, outdoor movie nights and other planned activities, wireless internet throughout the property, kiddie pool, horseshoes pits, bocce ball, volleyball court, pedal karts, two dump stations, and more.

3671 Pisgah Covered Bridge Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205, Phone: 336-381-3422

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18.Hanging Rock State Park

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Hanging Rock State Park near Danbury has provided some of the best outdoor experiences in North Carolina since it was established in the 1930’s. The park includes a 73-site campground, stocked lake for canoe rentals and swimming, grounds for picnicking, and over twenty miles of trails for hiking that weave along waterfalls and streams and climb up to amazing views. The trailer and tent campgrounds provide two one-way loops for a total of 73 sites, each one including a tent pad, grill, and picnic table. Some of the sites are able to accommodate RVs as well, however, there’s no dump station or hookups.

1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd, Danbury, NC 27016, Phone: 336-593-8480

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19.Morrow Mountain State Park

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Located near Albemarle, North Carolina, Morrow Mountain State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures for visitors of all ages, including camping, swimming, horseback riding, fishing, paddling, hiking, or simply taking in all of the beautiful natural scenery at one of the Piedmont’s highest points.The family campground at Morrow Mountain State Park consists of more than one hundred campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers and is situated near a bathhouse and a swimming pool. There are also rustic camping cabins, remote backpack camping sites, and group camping areas as well. The state park also has miles of bridle and hiking trails.

49104 Morrow Mountain Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001, Phone: 704-982-4402

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20.New River State Park

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The New River, named a “National Wild and Scenic River,” winds its way through New River State Park, which preserves some of the state’s best mountain scenery. The river offers opportunities for canoeing, fishing, and paddling, but other outdoor recreation can be found in the park, such as camping. Walk-in campsites can be found just a couple hundred feet from the parking areas at the US 221 access and the Wagoner Road access, with both providing river access for paddling. RV camping is possible at the park access of US 221. There are also several canoe-in, primitive camping opportunities along the New River.

358 New River State Park Rd, Laurel Springs, NC 28644, Phone: 336-982-2587

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21.Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

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A popular destination among the local community of Seven Springs, North Carolina, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park boasts impressive cliffs that overlook the scenic Neuse River and has been one of the area’s landmarks for several centuries. The park offers three cabins available for rental, a family campground with thirty-two campsites, and group camping areas. There are also expansive grounds nearby for picnics, a bathhouse facility, an eleven-acre lake, a sandy beach with boat rentals, and a grassy lawn. Five hiking trails guide visitors through mature forests and riverside habitats to quiet fishing spots.

240 Park Entrance Rd, Seven Springs, NC 28578, Phone: 919-778-6234

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22.Raven Rock State Park

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Located near the town of Lillington, Raven Rock State Park is a popular place for camping, hiking, and river fun. There are several camping options within the park ranging from the Family Wilderness Camp with five campsites to the Canoe Camp to backpack camping. Campsites feature a fire ring and a grill, and the camps themselves include a vault toilet. For backpack camping, campers will need to pack-in all supplies, as none of these sites can be accessed by vehicle. The Canoe Camp consists of six campsites and is designed for paddle-in camping by either kayak or canoes.

3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington, NC 27546, Phone: 910-893-4888

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23.Goose Creek State Park

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Eight miles of hiking trails guide visitors in Goose Creek State Park through a wide variety of coastal experiences near Washington, North Carolina, such as a cypress swamp seen from the extensive boardwalk, wetlands by the Pamlico Sound, and Spanish moss-draped live oaks. There are two campgrounds within Goose Creek State Park: a primitive tent camping area situated between two creeks and a loop with several camping cabins and RV sites. The RV sites feature full hookups for sewer, water, and electric, and campsites include a lantern hook, picnic table, fire ring and grill, and a tent pad.

2190 Camp Leach Rd, Washington, NC 27889, Phone: 252-923-2191

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24.Hammocks Beach State Park

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Hammocks Beach State Park is a gem along the coast of North Carolina, situated on Bear Island. This undeveloped, four-mile barrier island can be accessed by kayak, canoe, or ferry and provides an ideal destination for camping in nature. Nestled between the ocean and massive dunes, the wide beach is only interrupted by a small picnic and concession areas, as well as the park’s primitive campsites. There are 14 family sites at Hammocks Beach State Park able to accommodate up to two tents and six people, along with three camping areas for groups. Campsites are open all year.

1572 Hammock Beach Rd, Swansboro, NC 28584, Phone: 910-326-4881

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25.South Mountains State Park

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One of the most rugged areas in the state, South Mountains State Park is home to mountain streams, a waterfall, elevations of up to three thousand feet, and over forty miles of mountain biking, equestrian, and hiking trails. Near the parking area at Jacob Fork are drive-in campsites, 18 of which feature a fire circle and a picnic table. There are also two sites with RV hookups for electricity. South Mountains State Park also offers twenty-four backpacking sites across seven different locations, as well as equestrian camping. Recreation activities also include fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

3001 South Mountain Park Ave, Connelly Springs, NC 28612, Phone: 828-433-4772

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The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is a site dedicated to honoring the memory of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, biographer, folksinger and lecturer, Carl Sandburg. Located in Carl Sandburg Lane in the village of Flat Rock in North Carolina, the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site consists of the farm that Sandburg lived on in the last 22 years of life known as Connemara and where he published more than a third of his works.

Resting on 264 acres of rolling pastures, the farm features the Sandburg residence, a goat farm with a historic herd, dense mountainside forests, two small lakes and several ponds, an apple orchard, vegetable gardens and five miles of hiking trails. The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic site attracts over 85,000 visitors a year and is open year-round.

Mission

The mission of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is to honor and preserve the legacy of Carl Sandburg and the contribution he made to American history through his life and work as an American poet, biographer of Abraham Lincoln, writer, historian, and social activist.

History

Wanting peace and solitude to write, Carl Sandburg purchased the 30-acre property and pastureland in 1945, where he would spend the next 22 years of his life writing and publishing some of his best works. After the death of Sandburg, the home and property were designated a historic site by President Johnson in 1968 and officially opened to the public in 1974.

The historic site features 264 acres of rolling pastures and farmlands, two lakes and several ponds, over five miles of hiking trails, and over 50 structures, including the Sandburg's residence and the goat barn. The Museum Preservation Center is a 4,000 square foot facility that houses the museum and archival collection of the site and contains more than 320,000 items including photographs, documents, telegrams, letters, sound recordings and motion pictures, as well as 12,000 volumes of the Sandburg's books.

Visitors to the site can experience guided tours of the residence, visit the dairy barn and great goat herd that represents the three breeds of goats that Sandberg’s wife, Lilian raised and enjoys live performances of Sandberg’s works in the park amphitheater from mid-June until mid-August.

Natural Environment

The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is home to an incredible diversity of ecological communities, ranging from dense forests and woodlands to rocky outcrops, fields, and ponds. The 267-acre property houses over 500 species vascular plants and no less than 14 different ecological communities, making it a significant environmental and cultural resource.

Education

The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site offers a variety of educational programs and initiatives that relate to the park and its heritage. Programs include field trips for all ages and school levels, Traveling Trunks, a curricula-based school action, a student poetry contest and various in-class curricula resources. Other educational programs include a Junior Ranger Program, a Centennial Jr. Ranger program, the National Historic Preservation Act Jr. Ranger program, Girl Scout programs, and Scout Ranger Programs.

Visitor Information

Located on 264 acres outside the village of Flat Rock in western North Carolina, the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is open to the public seven days a week, year-round. Guided tours of the Sandburg residence and traditional Connemara goat farm are available and are led by knowledgeable staff who share their stories and explore the contributions to American history that the Sandburg family made. Visitors can explore the property via five miles of walking trails after visiting the farm, and dairy goats and a bookstore on the first floor of the Sandburg residence sells a selection of books about the property and historic site.

81 Carl Sandburg Ln, Flat Rock, NC 28731, Phone: 828-693-4178

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Comedy Shows in Charlotte, NC

The biggest city of the state of North Carolina, Charlotte is well known for its successful sporting teams, numerous tourist attractions, and thriving culture. It's one of the fastest-growing cities in the US and highly popular with the millennial generation. As such a modern city, it's no surprise that many young artists of all kinds flock to Charlotte in order to make a name for themselves, and the city enjoys a small but ever-growing comedy scene, with plenty of local aspiring talents aiming to make it big.

Best Comedy Shows in Charlotte, NC

The Queen City, as Charlotte is commonly known, is home to a variety of comedy shows and clubs. On any given night of the week, and even in the daytime in certain cases, it’s perfectly possible to find a wide range of comedy experiences for all ages to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a traditional stand-up comedy show or something more unique like improv or even a comedy bus tour, Charlotte has got you covered. Here are some of the best comedy spots to find in this city. Things to Do in Charlotte NC

1. Over The Counter Improv - 6047 Tyvola Glen Cir, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: 704-618-4203

Over The Counter Improv, as the name suggests, is specialized in improv comedy of both long and short form varieties. Public shows are held at this venue every month, with some of Charlotte's top improv talent taking to the stage.

Both individuals and troupe performances can be enjoyed at Over The Counter Improv, with classes and training programs also held here to help improv comics hone their skills and become stronger performers overall. In short, if you’re looking for any kind of improv comedy in Charlotte, NC, this is the place to be.

2. The Comedy Zone - Suite B3, 900 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206, Phone: 980-321-4702

The Charlotte Comedy Zone is one of the city's premier comedy hotspots and always a popular meeting place for residents and tourists alike. This is where most of the big nationally-known acts come to perform while touring around the country, with TV and movie stars of all kinds taking to the Comedy Zone's stage each and every week.

Comedy competitions, open mic nights, special events, and more are held throughout the week, with both afternoon and evening performances occurring at this location. The Fight Night Comedy Competition events are especially popular, with audiences getting to vote on the best of multiple acts each night and the winner taking home a cash prize and big bragging rights.

3. Funny Bus - 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, Phone: 704-659-3186

For a comedy show unlike any other, hop on board the Funny Bus of Charlotte, NC. Running comedy city tours for many years, the Funny Bus has been consistently ranked as one of Charlotte's most hilarious tourist attractions. As the name suggests, this 'comedy club on wheels' takes you on a bus ride around the city, with humorous comedic tour guides leading the way and sharing side-splitting stories and gags about the city over a 90 minute period.

You'll learn a lot about the history of Charlotte while also being entertained, and guests are encouraged to bring their own drinks aboard too. In short, this is basically one of the most unique comedy experiences you'll ever have the joy to experience, and both PG-13 and R-rated tours are available.

4. Crown Station - 3629 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205, Phone: 704-910-2249

Doubling up as both a coffee house and pub, Crown Station hosts various live entertainment events, including comedy shows. Situated in a great location in one of Charlotte's prettiest historic districts, Crown Station serves a great range of craft beers, cocktails, and more.

With a cozy, comfortable setting and a warm welcome every time, this is a lovely place to spend an afternoon or evening with friends and family. Many local improv and stand-up comedians appear at Crown Station each week, with Open Mic Nights held on Thursdays.

5. The Evening Muse - 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205, Phone: 704-376-3737

Best known for live music, The Evening Muse also holds open mic comedy nights and other comedy shows from time to time. With low entry fees and big laughs guaranteed, this is another of Charlotte's most hilarious and welcoming comedy hotspots.

Located in the ever-growing NoDa district, The Evening Muse offers a relaxing environment for top class comedy and has consistently been rated as one of Charlotte's top entertainment venues with friendly staff and lively crowds guaranteed.

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More Ideas in NC: Grandover Resort

The Grandover Resort & Spa is a luxurious resort and spa in Greensboro, North Carolina. Set on 1,500 acres of sculpted lawns and woodlands, the hotel features two championship golf courses, full-size clay tennis courts and an exclusive spa and wellness center, along with an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, and an outdoor sand volleyball court.

The family-friendly getaway features deluxe accommodations in the form of standard guest rooms and luxury suites, which have en-suite marble bathrooms, spacious sitting areas with wet bars and pullout sofas for extra guests and Jacuzzi tubs (suites only). Di Valletta serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specializes in fresh seafood, prime steaks, and another gourmet cuisine, and Café Expresso provides freshly brewed coffee and snacks throughout the day. The resort also offers 45,000 square feet of flexible event space for a variety of functions from business meetings and conferences to weddings and elegant receptions. The Grandover Resort & Spa is within a short distance from some of Greensboro’s top attractions such as the Greensboro Coliseum, Wet ’n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park, and the Greensboro Arboretum.

Guest Accommodations

The Grandover Resort & Spa features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views of the pristine fairways, beautifully manicured gardens, dense woodlands around the property, and the surrounding Allegheny foothills. All of the guest rooms and suites feature king or queen-size beds with designer linens and hypoallergenic pillows, marble en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, plush towels and bathrobes, and organic bath products, and suites have Jacuzzi tubs. Boasting custom-made furnishings, tapestries and upholstery, guest rooms and suites have writing desks and chairs and an array of modern amenities such as 42” Flat Screen TVs, fully stocked wet bars with fridges, coffee makers, telephones with voicemail services, in-room safes, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, complimentary newspapers, and free wireless Internet access.

Traditional Double Queen and King Rooms have partial views of the golf course and have two queens or one king-size bed, while Premium Rooms have views over several of the holes on the golf courses. Junior Suites have king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and walk-in showers, and spacious sitting areas with pullout sofa beds for additional guests. One and Two Bedroom Suites have European-style décor and contemporary furnishings with either Italian, Swiss, Spanish or English theme and boast partial or full views of the golf course. These deluxe suites have marble en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, Jacuzzi tubs, plush towels and bathrobes, and organic bath products.

Dining

The Grandover Resort & Spa is home to several excellent restaurants and lounges that serve various menus of fine cuisine and libations in a variety of ambiance. Di Valletta serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specializes in fresh seafood, prime steaks, and another gourmet cuisine. The elegant restaurant boasts a Maltese theme and guests can enjoy beautiful views of the East golf course fairways and the resort's lush gardens while dining. Located next to Di Valletta Bar, the Lobby Bar has two massive stone fireplaces and comfortable sofas and armchairs and serves a comprehensive menu of drinks and snacks.

Overlooking the putting green and Grandover's East golf course, the casual Café Expresso East provides freshly brewed coffee and light meals throughout the day. Café Expresso West is set on the 10th hole of the resort's spectacular West Golf course and offers simple fare and drinks. The Colony Bar offers an extensive Martini menu with an International array of Vodkas.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe amenities and facilities at the Grandover Resort & Spa include two 18-hole championship golf courses, four full-size clay tennis courts, two racquetball courts, an outdoor sand volleyball court, and a fully equipped fitness center. The resort features an exclusive spa and wellness center that offers a range of pampering and indulgent treatments, massages and salon services, as well as an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, and full service conference center for events and functions. The resort features several restaurants and lounges for dining and relaxing, and bikes can be hired at the golf shop for exploring the area. There is a free airport shuttle service for guests of the resort.

Wedding & Events

The Grandover Resort & Spa offers an elegant and sumptuous location for destination weddings, receptions and ceremonies, as well as business functions, conferences and corporate events. Boasting a splendid Old World European setting surrounded by the North Carolina foothills, the resort caters for intimate gatherings and grand affairs of up to 600 guests with a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Settings range from the Grandville Ballroom to lovely garden settings for outdoor functions, and special services include award-winning catering with customized menus, butler passed reception and hot or cold hors-d'oeuvres in buffet or plated dinner service layouts. Grandover wedding packages include private menu tastings for plated entrées, banquet rooms with floor-length white linens, white gold-trimmed china, and centerpieces with votive candles. Other services include a cake, gift and place card table, a parquet dance floor, and overnight accommodations for the bride and groom with chilled champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries on the wedding night.

1000 Club Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407, Phone: 336-294-1800

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