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Enjoy all fall has to offer at Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach, Hammocks Beach, Jockey’s Ridge, Dismal Swamp, Cliffs of the Neuse and other coastal parks.
Find peak color on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smoky Mountains, at Chimney Rock, Lake James, Mount Mitchell, Stone Mountain and more.
See brilliant reds, oranges and golds at Kerr Lake, Hanging Rock, Lake Norman, William B. Umstead and state parks and natural areas across the region.
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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Travel paths painted by fall, and lose yourself in shades of vibrant color that extend from our mountains to our cities to our beaches. Plan a trip today and let our colorful landscapes, people, flavors and adventures inspire you.
Howard's Chef & the Farmer restaurant is featured in the PBS series A Chef's Life. The restaurant and its neighbor, Mother Earth Brewing, are must-visit stops near the coast.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains rare old-growth hardwood forests. It's also home to elk and rare creatures, and has the highest biodiversity of any temperate forest.
Take a Terror Tram through 60 acres of haunted woods, try your hand at the corn maze filled with twists, turns and creatures of the night, or ride the Spooktacular Zipline.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
In the southern corner of our coast, enjoy six sun-drenched beaches on five barrier islands, family fun, golf, fishing, lighthouses and more.
Take a wild horse tour at Corolla or Shackleford Banks to see the Banker ponies that have roamed our coast for more than 400 years.
Watch as one of the country's most unique fall foliage experiences takes shape. The bear appears just 30 minutes a day for two weeks in late October.
Steep yourself in North Carolina history with a visit to New Bern, home to our state’s first permanent capitol.
The Moravian Gardens at Old Salem, Reynolda Gardens and the Botanical Garden in Kernersville capture the history of the Winston-Salem region.
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Chase autumn colors from the mountains through cities to the coast on hikes that take advantage of distinct landscapes.
Paddle past foliage on a stand-up paddleboard, wind among it on a train, float above it in a hot air balloon or uncork it at a winery.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great pre-game tailgate for any team.
This month, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers offers one of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country.
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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.
Enjoy three days of quiet paddling on lazy coastal rivers, amid ancient bald cypress in old millponds and on intimate creeks.
Throw the green flag for NASCAR racing adventures with the Bank of America 500 and a few days’ worth of time.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
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