When my teenager is in charge, we go shopping. Believe me, I am burned out on that one. When my tweens are in charge, we stay home and they play xbox. When I'm in charge, well, who are we kidding... I'm not in charge :) I try to get us out and about.
Our city list for North Carolina is currently Raleigh, Wilmington, and Charlotte. I think that about covers the big ones. There is more exploring to do in each city but so far Raleigh is my favorite. Charlotte isn't bad but it's more metro versus the character of an older city. My opinion could change but this is my initial take on things :) I'll keep you posted!