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Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
Play a round at Pine Needles Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, and hike, ski and snowboard the highest peaks in the East.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
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Summer in North Carolina is all about salt air, flip flops and total relaxation. Feel the sand of our beautiful beaches between your toes, camp under thousands of mountain stars or kick back in any of our vibrant cities. It’s time to indulge in all the sunny fun this great season has to offer.
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Escape the heat with a trip to these cool summer vacation spots across the state. Explore waterfalls, catch a wave surfing, hang out with Arctic wildlife and more.
After an extensive restoration, this historic lighthouse in Edenton will open to the public on Aug. 15 for tours.
This historic Chapel Hill hotel hosts an entire month of holiday events ranging from crafting to brunch with Santa to afternoon tea.
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.
This mountain region's picturesque trails and riding routes make it a favorite destination of bikers and motorcyclists.
This April music festival in Wilkesboro has hosted artists including The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Steve Martin, Zac Brown Band and more.
The Blue Ridge Parkway crosses 17 counties in our mountains, offering hiking, heritage and breathtaking views. Brought to you by Chetola Resort.
There's plenty of good seafood to go around during this annual October festival celebrating local fishermen, seafood recipes and cooking tips.
Enjoy the sounds of old-time and bluegrass performances, competitions and impromptu jam sessions at this annual Memorial Day festival in Union Grove.
This team of highly trained Wrightsville Beach lifeguards giving visitors a little extra peace of mind when they venture into the ocean each summer.
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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.
Inside our diverse museums, you'll find unique and unusual collections. Natives and visitors also favor festivals that celebrate local flavor.
With 32 state parks and recreation areas to visit, you’re never far from stargazing, fishing, camping, horseback riding and rock climbing.
Work your way through 20 uniquely North Carolina experiences with our summer bucket list.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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