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    See what Safe Haven stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough had to say about their favorite places to eat and relax while filming in Southport.

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    Explore 20 acres of historical buildings and gardens and an interactive history center at Tryon Palace in New Bern.

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    The highlight of this Topsail-area park is Bear Island, a remote, unspoiled beach where you can swim, surf, fish, camp, canoe and kayak.
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    Find iconic adventures, local delicacies, scenic views and more all along the expansive coast of North Carolina.

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    Our orchards produce more than 40 varieties of apples, so picking your favorites at this fall festival in Hendersonville may take some time.
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    Grandfather Mountain is a sanctuary where guests can see wildlife, hike alpine trails and walk a Mile High Swinging Bridge.
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Cradle of 'Cue

Cradle of 'Cue

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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North Carolina State Parks

North Carolina State Parks

With 32 state parks and recreation areas to visit, you’re never far from stargazing, fishing, camping, horseback riding and rock climbing.

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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway

This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.

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