Panorama from Currituck Beach Lighthouse

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina, is open to visitors, who can climb the 220 steps to the top for unparalleled views of the Whalehead in Historic Corolla, the Currituck Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Panorama from Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Bass Lake from Cone Manor

Located on the hills near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, the Moses Cone Manor house, completed in 1901, is an impressive piece of period architecture popping out of the mountain landscape.  The walk down the steps provides a breath-taking view of Bass Lake below and the surrounding mountains accented by the always changing sky.

Bass Lake from Cone Manor