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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This award-winning museum is home to a world-class collection including 30 Rodin sculptures, a center for special exhibitions and a 164-acre Museum Park.
Take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 328.3, where kids and families can enjoy apple picking, a butterfly garden, a bee hive and walking trails.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
Grandfather Mountain is a sanctuary where guests can see wildlife, hike alpine trails and walk a Mile High Swinging Bridge.
Walk among a herd of wild horses that has lived on the beaches of the northern Outer Banks for more than 400 years. Please keep a safe distance at all times.
See what Safe Haven stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough had to say about their favorite places to eat and relax while filming in Southport.
Banjo lovers from all over the world gathered to celebrate a bluegrass legend at the January 2014 opening of The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby.
In the central part of North Carolina, commonly known as the Piedmont, beauty follows a different set of rules.
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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.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through cities to the coast on hikes that take advantage of distinct landscapes.
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.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great pre-game tailgate for any team.
This month, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers offers one of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
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.
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.
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