Dine on delicious homegrown foods in scenic settings from the city to the country.
Ski, snowboard, ice skate and snow tube at 10 mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Browse luxury brands, vintage specialties and one-of-a-kind antiques at shops statewide.
Play a round in the Home of American Golf, visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, and explore nature trails and historic sites.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
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Treat your taste buds to a delicious trip through North Carolina. Try Calabash-style seafood or voice your opinion on a long-running feud over Eastern or Lexington-style barbecue. Dine out at savory farm-to-table restaurants across the state, or visit local farms, roadside stands and farmers markets to prepare your own homegrown feast. Thirsty? Drink a Pepsi or Cheerwine in the state where they were born, or raise a glass to more than 100 wineries, 80-plus breweries and even a dozen microdistilleries where you can sample legal moonshine and more.
Taste North Carolina craft beer at more than 80 breweries located throughout the state.
Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
Savor local favorites from barbecue to Calabash seafood and Cheerwine to Krispy Kreme.
Explore intimate music venues, craft breweries, clubs, bars and entertainment centers.
Toast muscadine and European-style wines at more than 100 wineries statewide.
North Carolina, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.
You'll have a tough time deciding where to eat first from this list of restaurants featured on Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
While football may be the main attraction, a brag-worthy, locally inspired tailgate is the only way to properly prepare for any big game.
Meandering along our shoreline, it’s easy to eat your way through tasty coastal cuisine. Just pass the slaw and grab a glass of cold sweet tea.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
A number of North Carolina wineries now feature unique overnight accommodations options to extend the great grape experience.
North Carolina is a place with rich roots in ‘shine-making, so it’s certainly no surprise that moonshine is (finally) making a comeback.
Asheville ruled as Beer City USA and remains one of the nation's best towns for sampling locally crafted beers from a dozen breweries.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Each of the wineries on this trail near Raleigh is family-owned and -operated and dripping with rich history dating back to the mid-1700s.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
This trail features four artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive along the scenic Haw River between the Triad and the Triangle.
Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
You'll find many things we're famous for near Asheboro and Lexington, including the Childress and Petty racing museums, the North Carolina Zoo and barbecue.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
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.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
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.
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At this Yadkin Valley winery in East Bend, you can sample red and white wines and even take a three-hour llama trek that includes lunch and wine.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
Visitors can enjoy local beers and wines and diverse dining and nightlife in Winston-Salem, which Livability.com named one of the nation's best downtowns.
This Outer Banks brewery was North Carolina's first. Today, you'll find more than 80 breweries and brew pubs statewide.
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
Price's Chicken Coop in Charlotte often has a line out the door for its takeout fried chicken
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
Southern Living readers named Durham the Tastiest Town in the South in January 2013
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines
The Mother Vine is the nation's oldest cultivated grapevine and still thrives on Roanoke Island
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
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Little River Winery combines the best elements of wineries throughout the world. Winemaking techniques developed and…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
“Bringing the best of the County to the heart of the City!” Open seasonally May - October every Wednesday and Saturday…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
At our vineyard, you’ll hear soft classical music that we play for our 9 varieties of grapes. Science has shown that…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Find an array of products to buy fresh and grown or made in Alleghany County. Vegetables, fruits, jellies, jams,…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
WNC’s newest brewery, Oskar Blues' taproom is open and tours are held daily! Featured brews include Dales’s Pale Ale,…
Walking trails, sunset decks and production barn/tasting room on 22 acres of rolling hills in the Yadkin Valley. Choose…
Visit the Yadkin Farmers Market and shop for locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, plants, honey, homemade crafts,…
Beautiful designer vineyards, tasting room and winery, and old homeplace known as the Wine Lodge.
Moore County Farmers Markets are "producers-only" markets within a 50 mile radius of our area. Located at the First…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
The downtown location of Asheville Brewing Company offers visitors a wide selection of local brews, from perennial…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
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