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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.
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."
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."
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.
Explore North Carolina's coastal marshes, central lakes and mountain rivers on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure.
At Mast General Store and other country stores in the High Country, there's an old-time hospitality that keeps locals and visitors coming back.
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.
The recently moved and restored 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton is the last lighthouse of its kind in the world.
Highlands is a summer retreat with local artisans, waterfalls, fly fishing, mountain vacation rentals and a resort spa.
Visit Asheville to explore the boyhood home that inspired stories by early 20th century American author Thomas Wolfe.
Visitors can enjoy local beers and wines and diverse dining and nightlife in Winston-Salem, which Livability.com named one of the nation's best downtowns.
History comes to life in Winston-Salem, where you'll find some of the nation's best-preserved colonial heritage sites at Historic Bethabara Park, Historic Bethania and Old Salem Museum & Gardens.
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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.
From Seagrove pottery and Moravian treats to whitewater rafting, we have North Carolina gift ideas for everyone on your list.
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.
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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.
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.
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