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Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
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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.
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.
At these eight farm-to-table restaurants, you can sample delicious local food grown at small, sustainable farms across North Carolina.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
North Carolina is a place with rich roots in ‘shine-making, so it’s certainly no surprise that moonshine is (finally) making a comeback.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
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.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
A number of North Carolina wineries now feature unique overnight accommodations options to extend the great grape experience.
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.
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.
While football may be the main attraction, a brag-worthy, locally inspired tailgate is the only way to properly prepare for any big game.
Asheville ruled as Beer City USA and remains one of the nation's best towns for sampling locally crafted beers from a dozen breweries.
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This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
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.
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.
More than a dozen Lexington-area barbecue restaurants can make for a tasty three-day exploration of North Carolina barbecue at its most historic.
This trail features four artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive along the scenic Haw River between the Triad 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.
Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
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.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
This Outer Banks brewery was North Carolina's first. Today, you'll find more than 80 breweries and brew pubs statewide.
Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
Southern Living readers named Durham the Tastiest Town in the South in January 2013
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
The Mother Vine is the nation's oldest cultivated grapevine and still thrives on Roanoke Island
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
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Pie Town is a world-class artisan pizza shop with renowned award-winning Chef and Partner Peter Reinhart as Executive…
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Nothin'Fancy Cafe & Market has expanded its seating capacity from 85 to 150, including a private dining room and is…
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Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Crabby Mike’s is located in the heart of Surf City serving fresh local seafood daily. We are within walking distance…
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This gourmet deli and full-service catering company now offers fine dining in its breezy caf atmosphere. Its extensive…
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The clean and simple Asian decor of the dining room is a welcoming atmosphere for the restaurant’s hibachi entrees that…
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Unique fusion Chinese restaurant offering Indian-style Chinese cuisine. A must try! Our Cuisine is influenced by a…
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Eastern NC BBQ, seafood and fried chicken in a family atmosphere.
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