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Hopscotch Design Festival

Be inspired by people designing the future at this inaugural festival in Raleigh Sept. 3-4, featuring more than 30 speakers and presentations.

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    Steep yourself in North Carolina history with a visit to New Bern, home to our state’s first permanent capitol.
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    Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
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    Replacements, Ltd. in Greensboro is the world’s largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, silver, and collectibles, with more than 14 million pieces of inventory from more than 360,000 patterns.

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    Visit Goldsboro for monthly tours of the world's largest inventory of F-15E fighter jets, take pictures of the aircraft and meet the airmen.

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    In the southern corner of our coast, enjoy six sun-drenched beaches on five barrier islands, family fun, golf, fishing, lighthouses and more.

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    Explore North Carolina's coastal marshes, central lakes and mountain rivers on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure.

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North Carolina State Parks

North Carolina State Parks

With 32 state parks and recreation areas to visit, you’re never far from stargazing, fishing, camping, horseback riding and rock climbing.

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Cradle of 'Cue

Cradle of 'Cue

North Carolina, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.

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Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway

This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.

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