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Visit a Christmas tree farm to find the perfect evergreen and holiday adventures.
Enjoy glowing gardens, festive neighborhoods, decked-out downtowns and star-bright boat parades.
See Santa on the Chimney, feast your eyes on gingerbread houses and experience a Jonkonnu.
Discover the quirky charm of this area’s art galleries, craft breweries and natural attractions.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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This time of year our magical places are even more enchanting. From our snow-covered mountains to our bustling cities and pristine coastline, you’ll discover all sorts of ways to get into the holiday spirit. Plan your trip today and tour Christmas Town USA in McAdenville, admire the National Gingerbread Competition in Asheville, stroll through the lighted Airlie Gardens in Wilmington and much more. Just grab your jacket, make the most of your time off and head to where adventures await.
Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands ranked No. 45 on Condé Nast Traveler's list of 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World. Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock ranked No. 7 among the Top 12 Destination Resort Spas in the World.
Along with noting the difference between Eastern and Lexington style, USA Today says "barbecue in the Carolinas is as varied as the geography," which packs "several distinct styles and specialties into a relatively small region."
Travel + Leisure readers ranked the Crystal Coast town of Beaufort No. 1 in its category for "its quaint, tree-lined downtown and colorful history – populated with plenty of fishermen and even a fair share of pirates."
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
From physics to frogs to arts and culture, this Uptown Charlotte museum treats kids of all ages to a fun, interactive experience.
Enjoy hiking, swimming, sailing and more in North Carolina’s unspoiled outdoors.
Experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane at Paraclete XP SkyVenture in Raeford. The indoor skydiving facility boasts the largest vertical wind tunnel of its kind in the world…
Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
Meet the creator of the Art-o-mat and explore an array of arts organizations including the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art in this Triad city.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
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Winter is a great time to plan summer fun on the North Carolina coast. Match your vacation style to these five beach destinations.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great pre-game tailgate for any team.
Craft brewers across North Carolina create recipes with intriguing ingredients to offer an incredible variety of winter beers.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through cities to the coast on hikes that take advantage of distinct landscapes.
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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 lazy coastal rivers, amid ancient bald cypress in old millponds and on intimate creeks.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from coastal towns to quiet beaches.
You'll feel reinvigorated after a few days enjoying the quaint shops and cafés, charming inns and peaceful hikes of Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk.
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