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Find peak color on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smoky Mountains, at Chimney Rock, Lake James, Mount Mitchell, Stone Mountain and more.
Enjoy all fall has to offer at Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach, Hammocks Beach, Jockey’s Ridge, Dismal Swamp, Cliffs of the Neuse and other coastal parks.
See brilliant reds, oranges and golds at Kerr Lake, Hanging Rock, Lake Norman, William B. Umstead and state parks and natural areas across the region.
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.
Discover the quirky charm of this area’s art galleries, craft breweries and natural attractions.
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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.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
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, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.
At these eight farm-to-table restaurants, you can sample delicious local food grown at small, sustainable farms across North Carolina.
There's no time like fall to sample seafood at events like the Airlie Gardens Oyster Roast and the North Carolina Oyster and Seafood festivals.
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.
A number of North Carolina wineries now feature unique overnight accommodations options to extend the great grape experience.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
Celebrate the fall grape harvest at Childress, Raffaldini and Shelton vineyards and wine-tasting events from Charlotte to Bald Head Island.
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.
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.
Tip a pint at the renowned Charlotte’s Oktoberfest; pair beer and bluegrass in Asheville; toast the World Beer Festival in Durham and more.
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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 three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
This trail features four artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive along the scenic Haw River between the Triad 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.
Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
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12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
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
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines. See more »
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
The Mother Vine is the nation's oldest cultivated grapevine and still thrives on Roanoke Island
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
There's plenty of good seafood to go around during this annual October festival celebrating local fishermen, seafood recipes and cooking tips.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.
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.
Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
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Park on the Neuse river. Farmers market open on Tuesday and Saturday. Gazebos on the river, Walk of Honor, site of Sand…
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Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Offering a rich selection of local vegetables and fruits, jams, jellies, meats, cheese and bedding plants from Ashe and…
Region: High Country
Nestled in the heart of tobacco farmland is a beautiful and peaceful place to spend some time with family and friends.
Adagio is a musical term which means performed slowly and passionately. We named the vineyard and winery after Adagio…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Beautiful designer vineyards, tasting room and winery, and old homeplace known as the Wine Lodge.
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Located on the glens of Graham Mebane Lake. Wine list: Red - Cabernet Savignon, Syrah, Sweet Marie, Chambourcin,…
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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
Brewpub with a fantastic view of the downtown Raleigh skyline and great outdoor seating. Serving house-made craft…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Take a personalized walking tour of Elizabeth City at its best! Journey into the past with a tour of the historic…
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Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Local and regional vendors of delicious, fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, meats, seafood, jams, jellies,…
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Enjoy an authentic coastal experience on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, with waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches. From…
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