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See Santa on the Chimney, feast your eyes on gingerbread houses and experience a Jonkonnu.
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.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
Discover the quirky charm of this area’s art galleries, craft breweries and natural attractions.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
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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."
Experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane at Paraclete XP SkyVenture in Raeford. The indoor skydiving facility boasts the largest vertical wind tunnel of its kind in the world…
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
The Moravian Gardens at Old Salem, Reynolda Gardens and the Botanical Garden in Kernersville capture the history of the Winston-Salem region.
There's plenty of good seafood to go around during this annual October festival celebrating local fishermen, seafood recipes and cooking tips.
The fall is a great time to visit Biltmore, where you can enjoy some of the best fall color in the Asheville area and a range of outdoor activities.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
Plan a weekend getaway to the North Carolina mountains, where you can choose and cut the perfect family Christmas tree.
In the center of the state, you'll find award-winning spas and dining, a range of sports and cultural attractions, theme parks, historic sites and outdoor fun.
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Craft brewers across North Carolina create recipes with intriguing ingredients to offer an incredible variety of winter beers.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through cities to the coast on hikes that take advantage of distinct landscapes.
From Seagrove pottery and Moravian treats to whitewater rafting, we have North Carolina gift ideas for everyone on your list.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great pre-game tailgate for any team.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from coastal towns to quiet beaches.
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.
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