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Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
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North Carolina’s places are as varied as its landscapes. In the mountains, Asheville and Boone have long appealed to visitors, and smaller towns like Brevard and Lake Lure have an energy all their own. Piedmont cities from Charlotte to Raleigh and Fayetteville to Winston-Salem have countless things to do, the Sandhills boasts world-class golf, and the Yadkin Valley is home to dozens of wineries. Our beaches are some of the best in the nation according to Dr. Beach and The Weather Channel, and Beaufort and Edenton are known as America's "coolest" and "prettiest" small towns.
See the real place that inspired the magical one.
You can visit three National Historic Landmarks and a North Carolina Historic Site in Edenton, named one of “America’s Prettiest Small Towns.”
Time seems to stand still in the pleasant town of Saluda, where Victorian homes line quiet streets and old-time businesses still serve visitors.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
Sit under the stars at a performance of The Lost Colony, explore a lighthouse and the waterfront, or catch a fishing charter.
Filled with art and music, Asheville also has become renowned for its food and drink, with a range of cafes, restaurants, pubs and breweries.
The Home Furnishings Capital of the World is a great place for anyone to shop for all types of furnishings at great prices.
This area in the Great Smoky Mountains is home to 250 waterfalls, including the highest in the East and some that starred in Hollywood movies.
From art to music, nightlife, history, culture, or food and wine, Winston-Salem has something for everyone – including you.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
From professional sports to upscale shopping to outdoor attractions, Charlotte is a favorite destination for a day, weekend or extended stay.
Lake Lure embodies the perfect vision of cool water shadowed by mountains, and it’s also a hub of activity that keeps visitors coming back.
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Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
What's more fun than hiking, picnicking and splashing in cold mountain streams? Grab this three-day trip, pack up the kids and head for the hills.
This five-day trip will immerse you in highlights of the great contributions African-Americans have made to local history and culture.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Just 45 minutes west of Winston-Salem, the Elkin area of the Yadkin Valley features world-class wineries perfect for a day trip or multiday wine trail.
Whether it’s a hotel that caters to couples, romantic meals or a soothing spa, it’s easy to get away in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
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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.
In the central part of North Carolina, commonly known as the Piedmont, beauty follows a different set of rules.
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.
Find iconic adventures, local delicacies, scenic views and more all along the expansive coast of North Carolina.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with wildlife, recreational opportunities and cultural history. See more »
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Asheville, a mountain city known for craft beer, outdoor fun and eclectic culture
The Topsail area is a quiet beach destination off the southeast coast
The Whirligig Festival in November celebrates the work of native folk artist Vollis Simpson. See more »
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Charlotte is North Carolina's largest city and a hub of art, culture and entertainment
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
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The Varsity Theatre has been a landmark of Chapel Hill and Franklin Street for over 50 years. Since the Sorrell…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Brookside, an area of Cross Creek Cemetery dedicated to burials for African-American post-Civil War, contains the…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Original paintings, folk art pottery, handmade pottery, antiques
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The Players specialize in British comedies and Agatha Christie murder mysteries. Call for scheduling.
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Welcome to the Todd Mercantile in historic downtown Todd where you will find mountain treasures to bring home or share,…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Troopers is a family owned and operated military surplus store, with military goods and other merchandise at…
This sprawling display of antiques, collectables and reproductions is spread throughout an 1857 pre-Civil War…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Specializes in functional pottery in traditional Seagrove shapes and colors.
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
One of the nation’s top universities; founded as Trinity College and renamed in 1924 after an endowment by James…
An eclectic shop full of antiques, collectibles! 19th Century furniture, primitives, vintage clothing, soap. Large…
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Get your summer started early at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina’s most accessible beach. Full of activities for the entire family, Wrightsville…
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