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Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit mountain mineral museums.
Play a round at Lake Lure Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
Tour the Historic River District, board Battleship North Carolina, and enjoy the surf and sand at Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Home Furnishings Capital of the World is a great place for anyone to shop for all types of furnishings at great prices.
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.
Time seems to stand still in the pleasant town of Saluda, where Victorian homes line quiet streets and old-time businesses still serve visitors.
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.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
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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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, charming fishing villages, abundant seafood and sunny shores.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
This five-day trip will immerse you in highlights of the great contributions African-Americans have made to local history and culture.
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.
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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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Find iconic adventures, local delicacies, scenic views and more all along the expansive coast of North Carolina.
Enjoy pristine beaches, lighthouses, wild horses, boating, and surf and deep sea fishing. Brought to you by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority.
The Topsail area is a quiet beach destination off the southeast coast
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Charlotte is North Carolina's largest city and a hub of art, culture and entertainment
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
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
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
The Whirligig Festival in November celebrates the work of native folk artist Vollis Simpson. See more »
Great Smoky Mountains National Park in western North Carolina
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