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Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
Play a round at Pine Needles Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, and hike, ski and snowboard the highest peaks in the East.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
Tip a pint at the renowned Charlotte’s Oktoberfest; pair beer and bluegrass in Asheville; toast the World Beer Festival in Durham and more.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
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.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
At these eight farm-to-table restaurants, you can sample delicious local food grown at small, sustainable farms across North Carolina.
Celebrate the fall grape harvest at Childress, Raffaldini and Shelton vineyards and wine-tasting events from Charlotte to Bald Head Island.
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.
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.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
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Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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.
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.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
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.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
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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Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
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
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines. See more »
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's plenty of good seafood to go around during this annual October festival celebrating local fishermen, seafood recipes and cooking tips.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
This Outer Banks brewery was North Carolina's first. Today, you'll find more than 80 breweries and brew pubs statewide.
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The creation of the Brushy Mountain Winery celebrates two families' legacy by returning to thier roots in historic…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Family-owned peach stand and orchards open from mid-May to mid-October, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Products: peaches and…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Formerly known as Rivercrest Golf Club, Ole Still Golf Club is located in Bethlehem, just outside Hickory, in the…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Nowhere will you find a winery with the pristine beauty of the Jolo estate. The e 80-acre property showcases its…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
White Street Brewing Company is a beer manufacturing facility in historic downtown Wake Forest that handcrafts…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
A weekly celebration of local foods, crafts and activities. Cooking and arts-and-crafts demonstrations. Music and live…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
The Eno River Farmers Market in historic downtown Hillsborough offers farm fresh produce, cheese, meat, eggs, baked…
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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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Enjoy our sweet and semi-sweet white oak blend wines.
Regions: Coast, Topsail Area
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