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Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
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.”
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 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.
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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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, charming fishing villages, abundant seafood and sunny shores.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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Enjoy pristine beaches, lighthouses, wild horses, boating, and surf and deep sea fishing. Brought to you by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority.
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.
Explore mountain trails that take you up trails, down waterfalls, across zip lines, into resorts and more.
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
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
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Asheville, a mountain city known for craft beer, outdoor fun and eclectic culture
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with wildlife, recreational opportunities and cultural history
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
The Topsail area is a quiet beach destination off the southeast coast
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The World’s Largest (functional) Frying Pan has a capacity for 365 chickens. It weighs 2 tons, is 15 ft in diameter and…
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Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
A scenic outdoor amphitheatre, overlooking the Cape Fear River. Also home to the Riverside Sports Center with bait,…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Welcome to Coinjock Marina serving the transient yachtsman since 1978. One of the favorite stops for captains & crews…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Located less than a mile from historic downtown Blowing Rock is the High Country’s premier equestrian facility. The…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Gem mining, gold panning, gem cutting & mounting, jewelry store, general store, antiques & specialties.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Upscale and electrifying, Pulse is bringing an unrivaled atmosphere of class and energy to the Chapel Hill area. With…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Small, remote nature center located on a 700-acre nature preserve. Featuring hands-on exhibits, one-mile nature trail,…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The front of the building showcases a butterfly garden complete with lots of summer annuals and fall blooming…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Hope Plantation is located in southern Bertie County on the edge of Roquist Pocosin, four miles west of Windsor,…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
From the time it first opened on an October morning in 1923, the Old Rock School has played an importnat role in the…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
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