NC Tripping, the go-to website and social media resource for North Carolina travel, has announced the winners of their third-annual Best of North Carolina (Best of NC).

After tallying thousands of votes, Blowing Rock came out on top in two categories! Blowing Rock was voted Best Mountain Getaway in North Carolina AND the Best Downtown in North Carolina by NC Tripping’s readers and social media followers. Additionally, Blowing Rock’s Tweetsie Railroad was voted as the runner up for Best Family-Friendly Attraction, and Blowing Rock was a finalist for Best Dog-Friendly Destination. Folks can find the pick for Best Breakfast in neighboring Boone, the Best Winery in nearby Foscoe, and the Best Trail and Most Beautiful Waterfall (Linville Falls selected for both) in the local area.

Thousands of website readers and social media followers nominated and voted for destinations and local businesses in 4 main categories, including:

• Getaways

• Outdoors

• Food and Drink

• Community

To see all the 2023 winners, visit www.nctripping.com/best-of-north-carolina-2023

NC Tripping announced contest winners on its website, social media, and to email newsletter subscribers. One participant was also chosen to receive a $100 gift card to a business of their choosing. “We’re so grateful to our readers and followers for
participating. Most importantly, our thanks goes out to the local businesses and destinations that make this state such an ideal place to live in and visit,” explained Carl Hedinger, co-founder of NC Tripping. The fourth-annual Best of NC tentatively planned for November 2024 and more info is available at nctripping.com/best-of-north-carolina.

About NC Tripping

NC Tripping is a website and social media brand focused on North Carolina travel and things to do in all 100 counties. Based in Durham, the family-run company has published hundreds of travel guides and two books that cover destinations from the mountains to the sea. For travel inspiration and sponsorship opportunities, visit nctripping.com and follow @nctripping on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

December 14, 2023