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Enjoy glowing gardens, festive neighborhoods, decked-out downtowns and star-bright boat parades.
Visit a Christmas tree farm to find the perfect evergreen and holiday adventures.
See Santa on the Chimney, feast your eyes on gingerbread houses and experience a Jonkonnu.
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.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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This time of year our magical places are even more enchanting. From our snow-covered mountains to our bustling cities and pristine coastline, you’ll discover all sorts of ways to get into the holiday spirit. Plan your trip today and tour Christmas Town USA in McAdenville, admire the National Gingerbread Competition in Asheville, stroll through the lighted Airlie Gardens in Wilmington and much more. Just grab your jacket, make the most of your time off and head to where adventures await.
Along with noting the difference between Eastern and Lexington style, USA Today says "barbecue in the Carolinas is as varied as the geography," which packs "several distinct styles and specialties into a relatively small region."
Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands ranked No. 45 on Condé Nast Traveler's list of 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World. Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock ranked No. 7 among the Top 12 Destination Resort Spas in the World.
Travel + Leisure readers ranked the Crystal Coast town of Beaufort No. 1 in its category for "its quaint, tree-lined downtown and colorful history – populated with plenty of fishermen and even a fair share of pirates."
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.
Enjoy the sounds of old-time and bluegrass performances, competitions and impromptu jam sessions at this annual Memorial Day festival in Union Grove.
Watch as one of the country's most unique fall foliage experiences takes shape. The bear appears just 30 minutes a day for two weeks in late October.
See, touch and listen to the roar of rare and vintage American motorcycles at this iconic Maggie Valley destination.
At the height of holiday shopping season, take in the music of 120-plus tubas at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
At this Yadkin Valley winery in East Bend, you can sample red and white wines and even take a three-hour llama trek that includes lunch and wine.
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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Winter is a great time to plan summer fun on the North Carolina coast. Match your vacation style to these five beach destinations.
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.
Craft brewers across North Carolina create recipes with intriguing ingredients to offer an incredible variety of winter beers.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
You'll feel reinvigorated after a few days enjoying the quaint shops and cafés, charming inns and peaceful hikes of Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk.
Enjoy three days of quiet paddling on lazy coastal rivers, amid ancient bald cypress in old millponds and on intimate creeks.
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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