The time we have all been waiting for is finally almost here: tax refund season. This is what Christmas morning feels like as an adult. When April rolls around, it's time to go on a few adventures you've been waiting to go on and if you find yourself in the great state of North Carolina, we have a few spots you need to hit. With your hard-earned money, there are some things to do in North Carolina that will rock your socks off and be worth your money.

Eating With Asheville Tours

Price: $55+

Address: Depends on what package you choose, check details here. 

Why You Need To Go: You will go on a tour that will take you to some of Asheville's best places to eat and drink all for one price. There are different packages to choose from, but all will give you an amazing experience. 


Shark Diving At The North Carolina Aquarium Roanoke Island

Price: $195

Address: 374 Airport Rd., Manteo, NC 

Why You Need To Go: You'll be swimming in crystal clear open waters with huge sharks. You must be open water certified, but it is very easy to get and very worth it. 


Yadkin Wine Shuttle

Price: Varies (call for pricing) 

Address: Aquilla Creek Rd., East Bend, NC

Why You Need To Go: The Yadkin Wine Shuttle will take you to 38 different wineries (pick and chose) and will pick you up right from your hotel so you are worry-free and can have a booze-filled day with your friends. 


The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Price: $52+

Address: 45 Mitchell St., Bryson City, NC 

Why You Need To Go: These scenic experiences will take you through the Smokies and you'll be able to visit cute mountain towns along the way. 


Go On A Gin Tasting/Distillery Tour 

Price: $10

Address: 151 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC

Why You Need To Go: The Chemist is a gin distillery and produces some of the finest gin. On the tour, you'll do a lot of tasting and see the process of how it is made. 


Topsail Island

Price: Free

Address: 820 S. Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC

Why You Need To Go: This 26-mile barrier island is the perfect weekend getaway spot away from the city. There is great food, not that many people and beautiful sunsets that will make you forget about all your worries. 


US National Whitewater Center

Price: $50+

Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.,Charlotte, NC 

Why You Need To Go: You can relieve some stress when you visit this spot with all the different activites they have. You can zipline, whitewater raft, kayak, paddleboard, rock climb and so much more. 


Carolina Tiger Rescue

Price: $18

Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC

Why You Need To Go: When you go on this tour, the educated guides will take you around the sanctuary to teach you about the different species that reside here and about the challenges they face in the wild. 


 

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