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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.
Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, and hike, ski and snowboard the highest peaks in the East.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
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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.
Experience the nation’s longest-running folk festival in Asheville with this three-day event featuring bluegrass music, mountain dance groups and more.
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 at more.
Find inspiration for your next trip with photos and videos from across the state.
The Cherohala Skyway blends spectacular mountain views and easy accessibility along 17 miles in the southwestern corner of North Carolina.
At the height of holiday shopping season, take in the music of 120-plus tubas at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro.
Take a tucked-away train ride or a combination train and rafting trip through the western mountains. Brought to you by Bryson City & Swain County.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
If you're looking for adventure, head to Seven Devils, home to the largest tubing park in the East and a 20-cable, year-round zip line course.
Find iconic adventures, local delicacies, scenic views and more all along the expansive coast of North Carolina.
Visit the mountains to go rafting, zip line, slip down a natural water slide, golf, fly fish and more. Brought to you by Hot Springs Resort & Spa.
Enjoy hiking, swimming, sailing and more in North Carolina’s unspoiled outdoors.
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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.
Work your way through 20 uniquely North Carolina experiences with our summer bucket list.
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.
With 32 state parks and recreation areas to visit, you’re never far from stargazing, fishing, camping, horseback riding and rock climbing.
Inside our diverse museums, you'll find unique and unusual collections. Natives and visitors also favor festivals that celebrate local flavor.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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.
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