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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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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.
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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.
Time seems to stand still in the pleasant town of Saluda, where Victorian homes line quiet streets and old-time businesses still serve visitors.
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.
From professional sports to upscale shopping to outdoor attractions, Charlotte is a favorite destination for a day, weekend or extended stay.
Sit under the stars at a performance of The Lost Colony, explore a lighthouse and the waterfront, or catch a fishing charter.
You can visit three National Historic Landmarks and a North Carolina Historic Site in Edenton, named one of “America’s Prettiest Small Towns.”
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
The Home Furnishings Capital of the World is a great place for anyone to shop for all types of furnishings at great prices.
Filled with art and music, Asheville also has become renowned for its food and drink, with a range of cafes, restaurants, pubs and breweries.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
From art to music, nightlife, history, culture, or food and wine, Winston-Salem has something for everyone – including you.
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This five-day trip will immerse you in highlights of the great contributions African-Americans have made to local history and culture.
Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
Our state is home to iconic college teams, pro basketball, football, hockey and racing, and sports museums and halls of fame you can visit year-round.
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.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
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Charlotte is North Carolina's largest city and a hub of art, culture and entertainment
The Topsail area is a quiet beach destination off the southeast coast
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Asheville, a mountain city known for craft beer, outdoor fun and eclectic culture
The Whirligig Festival in November celebrates the work of native folk artist Vollis Simpson. See more »
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with wildlife, recreational opportunities and history. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Enjoy pristine beaches, lighthouses, wild horses, boating, and surf and deep sea fishing. Brought to you by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority.
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.
Find iconic adventures, local delicacies, scenic views and more all along the expansive coast of North Carolina.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Explore mountain trails that take you up trails, down waterfalls, across zip lines, into resorts and more.
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.
In the central part of North Carolina, commonly known as the Piedmont, beauty follows a different set of rules.
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An enjoyable and affordable round of golf on a challenging course built where the Tuscarora Indians once…
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Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Jengo's Playhouse is a pastel painted micro-cinema and central headquarters for the annual Cucalorus Film Festival
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
My work is primarily thrown stoneware fired to cone 10 (2400 degrees Fahrenheit) in a reduction atmosphere using…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Permanent exhibit of history of Stanly County. Tours of two local historic house museums: the Snuggs House (1873) and…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Highlights the rich mineral resources and the mining heritage of this portion of North Carolina's Blue Ridge.
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Experience Asheville’s culinary landscape with this exciting an informative walking tour. The 2.5-hour guided tour…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
A co-op gallery featuring 18 artists specializing in watercolor, acryllic, pastel, oil and collage. All artists are…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Year-round gem-mining and rock hound fun at NC’s only education-based gem mine! Open rain or shine with indoor heated…
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This center commemorates the life and career of U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, a Union County native and graduate of Wingate…
Rustic furniture and accessories for your mountain home
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
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