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Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit offbeat and one-of-a-kind museums and festivals.
Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina.
This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey with art exhibits, museums, outdoor drama and festivals.
The Triad cities and their neighboring towns are rich in history and culture.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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A North Carolina summer is a summer you’ll never forget. Live the good life on our coast, kick back in the mountains or experience all the excitement our vibrant cities have to offer. No matter where you end up this season, your memories will span the entire state.
Fodor's Travel says Frying Pan Tower is one of “15 Picturesque Lighthouse Hotels Around the World.” The former light station off the North Carolina coast operates as an eight-room bed-and-breakfast.
USA Today places the Blue Ridge Parkway at the top of its list of “7 iconic summer drives,” suggesting, among other things, you stop for heirloom apples and mountain crafts.
For more than 50 years, Lexington Barbecue restaurant in Lexington has pleased palates with its pork barbecue. And the accolades keep rolling in.
North Carolina doesn’t do anything small. From the length of our pristine coastline to the height of our majestic mountains, North Carolina is filled with unique places to visit and totally unforgettable experiences.
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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.
North Carolina is filled with attractions the whole family will enjoy, including theme parks, beaches, museums and historic sites.
Here are 20 fun things to see and do — while you #VacationBig — across our lush mountains, vibrant cities and picturesque coastline.
Book a room at any of these accommodations, and your dog will feel as if he’s the most important member of the family.
You’ll find dozens of fireworks shows during Fourth of July – and all summer – in the skies above North Carolina's mountains, cityscapes and beaches.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
This area’s rich maritime heritage attracts visitors to come and enjoy historic lighthouses, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Explore the North Carolina town and cities that combine to serve as Chester’s Mill on the popular CBS television show.
Prepare to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine, and get in tune with nature.
Hike or go horseback riding, ride a bike through the countryside or rock climb, take a flatwater paddle — there’s plenty to do outdoors here.
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