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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.
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.
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.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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.
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.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
North Carolina is a place with rich roots in ‘shine-making, so it’s certainly no surprise that moonshine is (finally) making a comeback.
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.
Tip a pint at the renowned Charlotte’s Oktoberfest; pair beer and bluegrass in Asheville; toast the World Beer Festival in Durham and more.
At these eight farm-to-table restaurants, you can sample delicious local food grown at small, sustainable farms across North Carolina.
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.
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.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
Asheville ruled as Beer City USA and remains one of the nation's best towns for sampling locally crafted beers from a dozen breweries.
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.
Celebrate the fall grape harvest at Childress, Raffaldini and Shelton vineyards and wine-tasting events from Charlotte to Bald Head Island.
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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More than a dozen Lexington-area barbecue restaurants can make for a tasty three-day exploration of North Carolina barbecue at its most historic.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
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.
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.
Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
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.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
This trail features four artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive along the scenic Haw River between the Triad and the Triangle.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines. See more »
The Mother Vine is the nation's oldest cultivated grapevine and still thrives on Roanoke Island
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
Southern Living readers named Durham the Tastiest Town in the South in January 2013
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
This Outer Banks brewery was North Carolina's first. Today, you'll find more than 80 breweries and brew pubs statewide.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
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.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
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Enjoy a taste of the simple country life. Settle into our rustic tasting room, a unique and relaxing sanctuary that…
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Discover the awe-inspiring wonder of Biltmore in Asheville, America’s largest private home, with gardens, shops, and…
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We produce wines from the first American grape - the muscadine, which is native to our region. We invite you to come…
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June thru October - Locally grown and made products. Call for booth space.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The towns of Kannapolis, Concord and Harrisburg team up to bring the best food available. Food is grown for its flavor,…
The Crystal Coast's premier guided history & food tours serving the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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A 12-acre farm with 3-acre vineyard, winery and equipment shed. A taste of southern Appalachia - tasting room, wine…
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Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
WNC’s newest brewery, Oskar Blues' taproom is open and tours are held daily! Featured brews include Dales’s Pale Ale,…
Nestled in the foothills of Western North Carolina, the Sullivan family welcomes you to share the sweet fruity aromas…
Food history, restaurant dish and myriad tastings along the way are served by chef/food writer Liz Biro. Thurs. & Sat.…
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