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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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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.
Dine on delicious homegrown foods in scenic settings from the city to the country.
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.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
A number of North Carolina wineries now feature unique overnight accommodations options to extend the great grape experience.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
Asheville ruled as Beer City USA and remains one of the nation's best towns for sampling locally crafted beers from a dozen breweries.
While football may be the main attraction, a brag-worthy, locally inspired tailgate is the only way to properly prepare for any big game.
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.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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.
North Carolina is a place with rich roots in ‘shine-making, so it’s certainly no surprise that moonshine is (finally) making a comeback.
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.
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Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
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.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
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.
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.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
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.
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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There's plenty of good seafood to go around during this annual October festival celebrating local fishermen, seafood recipes and cooking tips.
This Outer Banks brewery was North Carolina's first. Today, you'll find more than 80 breweries and brew pubs statewide.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
The Mother Vine is the nation's oldest cultivated grapevine and still thrives on Roanoke Island
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Southern Living readers named Durham the Tastiest Town in the South in January 2013
Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro
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A weekly celebration of local foods, crafts and activities. Cooking and arts-and-crafts demonstrations. Music and live…
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Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Tours on Saturday 1-5. Tap room open Wednesday through Friday 4-10 and Sat 1-5. Mother Earth is a green facility.
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
The market offers best in locally grown seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, and other produce. The Depot Park is located…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Open June- August selling beans, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers and watermelon.
Sample the eight different flavors of wine at the Waldensian Heritage Winery
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Local farmers offer fresh goods at this small neighborhood park on selected days throughout the summer.
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables directly from your local farmers in a friendly and historic setting. The market…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The creation of the Brushy Mountain Winery celebrates two families' legacy by returning to thier roots in historic…
Our magical combination of high elevation and micro-climate Terra produces a wine unique to the region with complex…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Less than a mile from Historic Rockford, close to the banks of the Yadkin River, lies one of the newest vineyards in…
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