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Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Discover the Banker ponies that have roamed wild on our beaches for more than 400 years.
Savor local favorites from barbecue to Calabash seafood and Cheerwine to Krispy Kreme.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Visit Cape Hatteras, stand where the Wright brothers took flight and watch wild horses run free along the shores of our northern coast.
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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.
Be inspired by people designing the future at this inaugural festival in Raleigh Sept. 3-4, featuring more than 30 speakers and presentations.
After an extensive restoration, this historic lighthouse in Edenton will open to the public on Aug. 15 for tours.
Find inspiration for your next trip with photos and videos from across the state.
In the center of the state, you'll find award-winning spas and dining, a range of sports and cultural attractions, theme parks, historic sites and outdoor fun.
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.
Tour the decks of the most decorated battleship of World War II, which now rests proudly near downtown Wilmington.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
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.
This mountain region's picturesque trails and riding routes make it a favorite destination of bikers and motorcyclists.
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Whether you're looking for scenic tours, cultural attractions, outdoor adventure or great local food and drinks, we’ve got you covered.
Tip a pint at Charlotte’s Oktoberfest, pair beer and bluegrass in Asheville or toast the World Beer Festival in Durham.
This fall's soundtrack features Hopscotch, Farm Aid and Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, electronic mountain music and coastal jazz.
Celebrate the fall grape harvest at vineyards and wine-tasting events from Charlotte to Bald Head Island.
From the Carolina BalloonFest to Tweetsie's Ghost Train, woolly worms to pirates, apples to barbecue, here's our list of fun fall events.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Enjoy three days of quiet paddling on the tannic waters of lazy coastal rivers, amid ancient bald cypress in old millponds and on intimate creeks.
Make a weekend of local music venues, restaurants, farmers markets and breweries in Raleigh, Durham and Carrboro.
The Road to Nowhere ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To venture farther, you have to go by foot.
This 40-minute drive takes you through one of the most scenic urban areas in the nation as it travels beside the tranquil Cape Fear River near the coast.
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