Browse luxury brands, vintage specialties and one-of-a-kind antiques at shops statewide.
Ski, snowboard, ice skate and snow tube at 10 mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Dine on delicious homegrown foods in scenic settings from the city to the country.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
Play a round in the Home of American Golf, visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, and explore nature trails and historic sites.
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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.
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.
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.
North Carolina is a place with rich roots in ‘shine-making, so it’s certainly no surprise that moonshine is (finally) making a comeback.
While football may be the main attraction, a brag-worthy, locally inspired tailgate is the only way to properly prepare for any big game.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
This trail features four artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive along the scenic Haw River between the Triad and the Triangle.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
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.
Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
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.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
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.
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The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
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.
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.
Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
Price's Chicken Coop in Charlotte often has a line out the door for its takeout fried chicken
The Mother Vine is the nation's oldest cultivated grapevine and still thrives on Roanoke Island
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
Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
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Beautiful designer vineyards, tasting room and winery, and old homeplace known as the Wine Lodge.
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Our small winery offers a wonderful selection of dry to sweet wines -- all using locally grown grapes and fruit.
Brewpub with a fantastic view of the downtown Raleigh skyline and great outdoor seating. Serving house-made craft…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The Galway Hooker Pub operates one of two Charlotte based Comedy Zone Clubs. Our Lake Norman club offers national and…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Walking trails, sunset decks and production barn/tasting room on 22 acres of rolling hills in the Yadkin Valley. Choose…
Misty Creek Vineyards, Davie County’s newest winery is currently producing Chardonnay, Merlot and Chambourcin with a…
A locally owned craft brewery situated in downtown Durham.
Tours happen every Saturday (unless noted on our blog…
This craft brewery with tasting room is located in the heart of the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh...
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
While located only 1 mile outside Elkin City limits, this 212 acre stretch of land leaves one feeling secluded and…
We offer year-round and seasonal beers available in our pub on draft or in bottles or growlers to take home. Our pub…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
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