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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.
Find peak color on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smoky Mountains, at Chimney Rock, Lake James, Mount Mitchell, Stone Mountain and more.
Discover the quirky charm of this area’s art galleries, craft breweries and natural attractions.
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.
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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.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
A number of North Carolina wineries now feature unique overnight accommodations options to extend the great grape experience.
Tip a pint at the renowned Charlotte’s Oktoberfest; pair beer and bluegrass in Asheville; toast the World Beer Festival in Durham and more.
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.
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.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
At these eight farm-to-table restaurants, you can sample delicious local food grown at small, sustainable farms across North Carolina.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
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.
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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Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
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.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music 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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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.
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 three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
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RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines. 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
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
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
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
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
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
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.
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.
Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.
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Come taste what happens when passion collides with creativity, a love for beer-making and best ingredients. Artfully…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Sub Noir is a small-batch brewery that focuses on creating unique, seasonal and experimental beer offerings.
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Brewpub with a fantastic view of the downtown Raleigh skyline and great outdoor seating. Serving house-made craft…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Visit Zimmerman Vineyards, located on 140 acres at the foot of beautiful Mt. Shepherd. Seasonal events and wine…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The newest winery in the Triangle area. A full service winery with tours; entertainment offered throughout the year.
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The Henderson County Curb Market is a unique farmers market requiring sellers to be residents of Henderson County. All…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
RagApple Lassie Vineyards, located in the Yadkin Valley, cordially invites you to come hear our story, taste our…
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The Green Monkey is more than a retail store, it’s a shopping experience that welcomes people of all faiths; free to be…
Autumn Creek Vineyards is located in the Northwestern foothills of Rockingham County.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The Lake Road Winery Tasting Room is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 6:00 pm. Come join us…
Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
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