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Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
Play a round at Pine Needles Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, and hike, ski and snowboard the highest peaks in the East.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
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Summer in North Carolina is all about salt air, flip flops and total relaxation. Feel the sand of our beautiful beaches between your toes, camp under thousands of mountain stars or kick back in any of our vibrant cities. It’s time to indulge in all the sunny fun this great season has to offer.
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After an extensive restoration, this historic lighthouse in Edenton will open to the public on Aug. 15 for tours.
Be inspired by people designing the future at this inaugural festival in Raleigh Sept. 3-4, featuring more than 30 speakers and presentations.
Steep yourself in North Carolina history with a visit to New Bern, home to our state’s first permanent capitol.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
This historic Chapel Hill hotel hosts an entire month of holiday events ranging from crafting to brunch with Santa to afternoon tea.
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.
Historic Hendersonville, 22 miles south of Asheville, offers hospitality, culture, outdoor activities and more.
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.
In the southern corner of our coast, enjoy six sun-drenched beaches on five barrier islands, family fun, golf, fishing, lighthouses and more.
Explore North Carolina's coastal marshes, central lakes and mountain rivers on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure.
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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.
Work your way through 20 uniquely North Carolina experiences with our summer bucket list.
With 32 state parks and recreation areas to visit, you’re never far from stargazing, fishing, camping, horseback riding and rock climbing.
Inside our diverse museums, you'll find unique and unusual collections. Natives and visitors also favor festivals that celebrate local flavor.
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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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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