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Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Savor local favorites from barbecue to Calabash seafood and Cheerwine to Krispy Kreme.
Discover the Banker ponies that have roamed wild on our beaches for more than 400 years.
Visit Cape Hatteras, stand where the Wright brothers took flight and watch wild horses run free along the shores of our northern coast.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
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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.
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After an extensive restoration, this historic lighthouse in Edenton will open to the public on Aug. 15 for tours.
Be inspired by people designing the future at this inaugural festival in Raleigh Sept. 3-4, featuring more than 30 speakers and presentations.
Take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 328.3, where kids and families can enjoy apple picking, a butterfly garden, a bee hive and walking trails.
Plan a weekend getaway to this Heart of North Carolina city to enjoy wild animals, local barbecue, zip lining, antiquing and a thriving arts community.
In the southern corner of our coast, enjoy six sun-drenched beaches on five barrier islands, family fun, golf, fishing, lighthouses and more.
As summer turns to fall, the grape harvest begins and wineries statewide host festivals to celebrate tastes from sweet Muscadines to whites to dry reds.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
The recently moved and restored 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton is the last lighthouse of its kind in the world.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
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From the Carolina BalloonFest to Tweetsie's Ghost Train, woolly worms to pirates, apples to barbecue, here's our list of fun fall events.
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.
Tip a pint at Charlotte’s Oktoberfest, pair beer and bluegrass in Asheville or toast the World Beer Festival in Durham.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
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.
Make a weekend of local music venues, restaurants, farmers markets and breweries in Raleigh, Durham and Carrboro.
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.
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