History and nature abide in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain. It was here that the Wright brothers launched the first successful airplane flight, and their accomplishment is commemorated at the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks. This rustic island paradise also is known for pristine, white-sand beaches, the Hatteras Lighthouse and wild horses at Corolla. On the mainland, get a taste of Colonial Living at Beaufort, a coastal community with lots of historic sites. Racing fans can catch the NASCAR action at Rockingham Speedway. Southern charm endures in Edenton, a quaint town boasting brick sidewalks, historic homes and tree-lined streets.