It was hard to narrow down the photos of North Carolina we love. But these will give you a clue as to the state's diversity - with black bear cubs to pastel coloured houses; waterfalls and Cherokee culture; swampland sunsets and the astonishing Biltmore Estate.
Experience the abundance of marine life on the Crystal Coast
Secluded log cabin retreat set in acres of rolling woodlands
Boutique bed and breakfast in historic building in Durham.
Original farmstead lodging amid acres of farmland and forest
Observe wild Colonial Spanish mustangs in North Carolina