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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina, home to more than 400 golf courses.
Across the state, people are seeking out food grown locally, which is why there’s a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants in every region.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Along these beaches, see relics from Blackbeard’s ship, meet playful otters, watch wild horses, climb a lighthouse and more.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
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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.
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.
Sit under the stars at a performance of The Lost Colony, explore a lighthouse and the waterfront, or catch a fishing charter.
Time seems to stand still in the pleasant town of Saluda, where Victorian homes line quiet streets and old-time businesses still serve visitors.
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.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
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.
You can visit three National Historic Landmarks and a North Carolina Historic Site in Edenton, named one of “America’s Prettiest Small Towns.”
From professional sports to upscale shopping to outdoor attractions, Charlotte is a favorite destination for a day, weekend or extended stay.
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Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
This five-day trip will immerse you in highlights of the great contributions African-Americans have made to local history and culture.
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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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.
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Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with wildlife, recreational opportunities and history. See more »
Asheville, a mountain city known for craft beer, outdoor fun and eclectic culture
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
The Whirligig Festival in November celebrates the work of native folk artist Vollis Simpson. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
The Topsail area is a quiet beach destination off the southeast coast
Charlotte is North Carolina's largest city and a hub of art, culture and entertainment
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
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 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.
Enjoy pristine beaches, lighthouses, wild horses, boating, and surf and deep sea fishing. Brought to you by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority.
In the central part of North Carolina, commonly known as the Piedmont, beauty follows a different set of rules.
Find iconic adventures, local delicacies, scenic views and more all along the expansive coast of North Carolina.
Explore mountain trails that take you up trails, down waterfalls, across zip lines, into resorts and more.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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Rumbling Bald Climbing Access has long been used by the public as access for climbing, bouldering and hiking on…
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Region: Asheville & the Foothills
The Green Monkey is more than a retail store, it’s a shopping experience that welcomes people of all faiths; free to be…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Horseshoe Creek Riding Stables has plenty for you and your family to see and do.
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Filled with beach remembrances, collectibles, apparel and home furnishings, The Cotton Gin is a refreshing diversion on…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Region: Charlotte Region
Explore the aquatic environments of coastal Carolina through our theme Water of The Outer Banks. Journey through…
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Region: Outer Banks & Currituck
Located on the shores of Falls Lake in northern Wake County, the 236-acre park’s mission of environmental education is…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Framing, prints, original art and unique gift items.
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
We are a specialty market focusing heavily on local products. Organic and gluten-free items, all natural soaps, lotions…
Specializes in delicately hand painted stoneware featuring birds, flowers, and trees; tableware, vases, and large…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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Go with the flow and see where the water takes you from the scenic Riverwalk lined with shops and cafes to the family-friendly entertainment found on…
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