Renting an Alamo hire car to pick up in North Carolina is hassle-free, and you have the opportunity to select a model to meet you and your family or party's needs. It is the most convenient and economical way to travel while you are enjoying your holiday.
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Coast, North Carolina offers a relaxed, easy-going holiday with plenty to see and do. For car hire in North Carolina, Alamo is well represented, with depots throughout the state. Whether you are arriving at Charlotte Douglas Airport, Raleigh Durham Airport, Wilmington International Airport, Asheville Regional Airport, New Bern Regional Airport or Fayetteville Regional Airport, Alamo will be there with their reliable service.
The Biltmore Estate in Asheville is one of North Carolina's most popular destinations. You could spend hours exploring this magnificent stately home and its scenic grounds. Built for the Vanderbilt family at the height of the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, the mansion is modelled on a French chateau. The landscaped gardens also follow a European style, before merging into the surrounding natural forest and agricultural land, with the estate stretching out over 8,000 acres.
The city of Asheville itself is also a joy to visit, and is consistently ranked as one of the happiest places to live in the United States. Something of a centre for alternative culture, the town is a great place to eat and drink, and is recognised as having a hip, youthful atmosphere at the same time as being an ideal place to retire! You will want to sample the marvellous restaurants, cafes and bars, and check out the funky architecture and lively club scene in the city's downtown. Then escape to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, including Clingmans Dome Peak, or the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile scenic drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, named America's favourite drive.
The history of flight
On the other side of the state, the attractive coastal town of Kitty Hawk, on North Carolina's Outer Banks, is famous as the location of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight. This momentous event is marked by a National Memorial at nearby Kill Devil Hill, which includes a visitor centre. The town also boasts a delightful beach, and Kitty Hawk Woods, a maritime forest that is now an important nature reserve.
Also along the Outer Banks is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in the US, with its own visitor centre and Museum of the Sea. Visitors can climb the 268 steps of the still-functioning lighthouse to enjoy unparalleled views over land and sea.
Whatever your destination, Alamo will provide peace of mind and a great way to explore the Tar Heel State.