I live in California and the thing to do is always try the local tea rooms when vacationing. While in North Carolina, my family and I went to Calabash Garden Tea Room. It was my favorite tea room experience thus far. It was better than The Fairmont in San Francisco! It is what a tea room should be. Comfortable, beautiful, warm, accommodating to diets, and a memorable experience. They have hats, gloves, and scarves. Dressing up makes it so much fun.