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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy pristine beaches, lighthouses, wild horses, boating, and surf and deep sea fishing. Brought to you by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority.
Steep yourself in North Carolina history with a visit to New Bern, home to our state’s first permanent capitol.
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.
Stand atop 315-foot Chimney Rock and see 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and central North Carolina.
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
The Airborne & Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville tells the comprehensive history of the U.S. Airborne and Special Forces from the beginnings of paratroop units in 1940 to present.
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.
Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
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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.
This month, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers offers one of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country.
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.
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.
Throw the green flag for NASCAR racing adventures with the Bank of America 500 and a few days’ worth of time.
Enjoy three days of quiet paddling on lazy coastal rivers, amid ancient bald cypress in old millponds and on intimate creeks.
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