Morganton, North Carolina
Morganton is a small city and the county seat of Burke County, North Carolina. History buffs will be thrilled with a site about 5 miles north of Morganton where the Fort San Juan used to stand. The Fort was built in 1567 by Spaniards, and it was actually the first European settlement in mainland North America. A long time before the Spaniards, this site used to be the Mississippian culture chiefdom of Joara (14th Century AD). Other top Morganton tourist attractions include Catawba River (bike and hiking trails, fishing spots, water sports), the Beanstalk Journey Zipline Park, the Old Burke County Courthouse, the History Museum of Burke County, and Morganton Farmers Market. Regarding budget accommodation, there are more than 140 and nearby Morganton, NC. The average price per room per night is about $130 – $140, but there are quite a few economy accommodation bargain deals starting from as little as $50.