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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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