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Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
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.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
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.
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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.
While football may be the main attraction, a brag-worthy, locally inspired tailgate is the only way to properly prepare for any big game.
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.
At these eight farm-to-table restaurants, you can sample delicious local food grown at small, sustainable farms across North Carolina.
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.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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 has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
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.
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.
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 three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
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.
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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There's plenty of good seafood to go around during this annual October festival celebrating local fishermen, seafood recipes and cooking tips.
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.
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.
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines
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
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
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
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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 Top of the Hill Distillery is North Carolina’s only local & organic distillery. We distill our TOPO Vodka and TOPO…
Southern Appalachian Brewery distributes craft-brewed ales. Conveniently located in downtown Hendersonville. Open…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
WNC’s newest brewery, Oskar Blues' taproom is open and tours are held daily! Featured brews include Dales’s Pale Ale,…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
There’s a side of Beaufort that many people never see via three unique tours. After your cruise through our historic…
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Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
Divine Llama Vineyards was developed by two architects, Thomas Hughes and Michael West. The tasting room, located in a…
We have developed 19 great wines and each of our wines are handmade! Nothing is mass produced, no filtering, and no…
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The Galway Hooker Pub operates one of two Charlotte based Comedy Zone Clubs. Our Lake Norman club offers national and…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Our intention at the Wedge Brewery is to produce good beer in the classic styles. We use the best sourced ingredients…
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We're a small winery offering wonderful wines using French-American hybrid, native grapes and vinifira. Catawba, Seyval…
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