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Visit Great Restaurants Across the South

Travel + Leisure showcases North Carolina as a culinary mecca, highlighting Lantern in Chapel Hill, Poole’s Diner and Beasley’s Chicken + Honey in Raleigh, Scratch Bakery in Durham, and Curate in Asheville.

A Road Trip Through Western North Carolina

Yahoo Travel says, “Western North Carolina is a delight for the traveler… with the craft beer capital of the U.S., Cherokee heritage, outdoor activities, culinary destinations, plus award-winning hotels.”

A Soldier’s Walk Home

In honor of the walk taken by Washington Duke at the end of the Civil War 150 years ago, from New Bern to Durham, reenactor Philip Brown will make the 166-mile journey May 11-23, stopping to celebrate local history in 11 communities.

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Vacation Big

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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Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Nothing makes a weekend morning special like buying fresh fruits and vegetables just steps from where they were picked.

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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

A Camping Trip for the Ages

A Camping Trip for the Ages

Spend a few days in the Piedmont, while only spending a little money, and enjoy several of nature’s attractions in and around campsites.

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