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See Santa on the Chimney, feast your eyes on gingerbread houses and experience a Jonkonnu.
Visit a Christmas tree farm to find the perfect evergreen and holiday adventures.
Enjoy glowing gardens, festive neighborhoods, decked-out downtowns and star-bright boat parades.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
Discover the quirky charm of this area’s art galleries, craft breweries and natural attractions.
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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.
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."
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."
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.
This Outer Banks brewery was North Carolina's first. Today, you'll find more than 80 breweries and brew pubs statewide.
From peach picking on the coast, to cutting Christmas trees in the mountains, to sipping wine at a vineyard, the state is full of farm fresh fun.
The winding mountain byways of this area of the Great Smoky Mountains offer visitors the ultimate road trip, whether on two wheels or four.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
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.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
In this mill town west of Charlotte, the 375 Christmas trees on view outnumber the households in a celebration that started in 1956.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
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Winter is a great time to plan summer fun on the North Carolina coast. Match your vacation style to these five beach destinations.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through cities to the coast on hikes that take advantage of distinct landscapes.
Craft brewers across North Carolina create recipes with intriguing ingredients to offer an incredible variety of winter beers.
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.
Enjoy three days of quiet paddling on lazy coastal rivers, amid ancient bald cypress in old millponds and on intimate creeks.
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.
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