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See Santa on the Chimney, feast your eyes on gingerbread houses and experience a Jonkonnu.
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Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Asheville ruled as Beer City USA and remains one of the nation's best towns for sampling locally crafted beers from a dozen breweries.
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.
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.
At these eight farm-to-table restaurants, you can sample delicious local food grown at small, sustainable farms across North Carolina.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
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.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
North Carolina is a place with rich roots in ‘shine-making, so it’s certainly no surprise that moonshine is (finally) making a comeback.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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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Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
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.
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.
This trail features four artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive along the scenic Haw River between the Triad and the Triangle.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
More than a dozen Lexington-area barbecue restaurants can make for a tasty three-day exploration of North Carolina barbecue at its most historic.
Make a weekend of great music at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, local food at Raleigh City Farm and plow-to-pint beer at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
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.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
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Southern Living readers named Durham the Tastiest Town in the South in January 2013
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
Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines. See more »
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
As summer turns to fall, the grape harvest begins and wineries statewide host festivals to celebrate tastes from sweet Muscadines to whites to dry reds.
This Outer Banks brewery was North Carolina's first. Today, you'll find more than 80 breweries and brew pubs statewide.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
There's plenty of good seafood to go around during this annual October festival celebrating local fishermen, seafood recipes and cooking tips.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
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Our boutique winery proudly serves estate bottled wines native to the Rhine Valley: Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The creation of the Brushy Mountain Winery celebrates two families' legacy by returning to thier roots in historic…
At Huffman Vineyards our wines are handcrafted in small batches. Muscadine, vinifera and fruit wines ranging from sweet…
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Regions: Coast, Topsail Area
The Galway Hooker Pub operates one of two Charlotte based Comedy Zone Clubs. Our Lake Norman club offers national and…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
One of the most decorated vineyards in North Carolina. In addition to the 35 acres of vines, Cypress Bend Vineyards…
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Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Our producers are all within a 50 miles radius, so you know what you are buying is local and fresh. Open Wednesdays…
One of the first and finest vineyards and wineries in NC, Ginger Creek pioneers the production of fine wines in the…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
The Yadkin River Valley in the Piedmont of North Carolinawith its dry summers offers an ideal environment for producing…
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
Enjoy our estate wines in our tasting room or on our patio, which overlooks our 30 acres of vines. A tasting of 6 wines…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
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