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Four N.C. Hotels Ranked Among Best in U.S.A.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the best hotels in the country for 2015, including The Umstead Hotel, Old Edwards Inn, The Fearrington House Inn and The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.

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    This popular outdoor drama in Boone dramatizes the settlement of western North Carolina.
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    Plan a weekend getaway to this Heart of North Carolina city to enjoy wild animals, local barbecue, zip lining, antiquing and a thriving arts community.

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    At the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, you can get your fill of sweets, play in the arcade, watch an outdoor movie, see the ocean from the Ferris wheel, and enjoy live music.

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    In addition to stunning scenery, the Brevard area boasts world-class mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, fly fishing, rock climbing and more.

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    In this mill town west of Charlotte, the 375 Christmas trees on view outnumber the households in a celebration that started in 1956.

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    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.

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