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See brilliant reds, oranges and golds at Kerr Lake, Hanging Rock, Lake Norman, William B. Umstead and state parks and natural areas across the region.
Find peak color on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smoky Mountains, at Chimney Rock, Lake James, Mount Mitchell, Stone Mountain and more.
Enjoy all fall has to offer at Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach, Hammocks Beach, Jockey’s Ridge, Dismal Swamp, Cliffs of the Neuse and other coastal parks.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
Discover the quirky charm of this area’s art galleries, craft breweries and natural attractions.
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Travel paths painted by fall, and lose yourself in shades of vibrant color that extend from our mountains to our cities to our beaches. Plan a trip today and let our colorful landscapes, people, flavors and adventures inspire you.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains rare old-growth hardwood forests. It's also home to elk and rare creatures, and has the highest biodiversity of any temperate forest.
Take a Terror Tram through 60 acres of haunted woods, try your hand at the corn maze filled with twists, turns and creatures of the night, or ride the Spooktacular Zipline.
Howard's Chef & the Farmer restaurant is featured in the PBS series A Chef's Life. The restaurant and its neighbor, Mother Earth Brewing, are must-visit stops near the coast.
This historic Chapel Hill hotel hosts an entire month of holiday events ranging from crafting to brunch with Santa to afternoon tea.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
Visit the sites in Hildebran, Shelby and Brevard that stood in for District 12, the Hob and the Arena when The Hunger Games filmed here in 2011.
At the height of holiday shopping season, take in the music of 120-plus tubas at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro.
Plan a weekend getaway to this Heart of North Carolina city to enjoy wild animals, local barbecue, zip lining, antiquing and a thriving arts community.
At Jockey's Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks, novice and expert hang gliders alike can enjoy a bird's eye view of the sun, sand and sea.
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Whether you're looking for scenic tours, cultural attractions, outdoor adventure or great local food and drinks, we’ve got you covered.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great pre-game tailgate for any team.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through cities to the coast on hikes that take advantage of distinct landscapes.
This month, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers offers one of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country.
Paddle past foliage on a stand-up paddleboard, wind among it on a train, float above it in a hot air balloon or uncork it at a winery.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Enjoy three days of quiet paddling on lazy coastal rivers, amid ancient bald cypress in old millponds and on intimate creeks.
Throw the green flag for NASCAR racing adventures with the Bank of America 500 and a few days’ worth of time.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from coastal towns to quiet beaches.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
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