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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina, home to more than 400 golf courses.
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Across the state, people are seeking out food grown locally, which is why there’s a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants in every region.
Along these beaches, see relics from Blackbeard’s ship, meet playful otters, watch wild horses, climb a lighthouse and more.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
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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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Old Fort (19.55 mile)
August 7 - 9
Family friendly event with races and other competition events for adults and children.
Asheville (18.31 mile)
August 12 - 15
The Laugh Your Asheville Off festival has become one of the largest and most respected stand-up comedy events in the country.
Black Mountain (15.66 mile)
August 8 - 9
Black Mountain’s annual Sourwood Festival is always a hit with the locals and visitors alike! There’s always plenty to see and do, great music and lots of fun.
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Hendersonville (2.98 mile)
Golden Corral family-style restaurants offer a buffet and grill. The buffet contains an array of food choices including hot meat options, pasta, pi...
Hendersonville (6.05 mile)
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The Moose Cafe serves our popular menu items as well as daily specials based on what fresh from the farm on any given day.
Hendersonville (6.23 mile)
A Day in the Country is a unique shopping destination featuring more than 10,000 square feet of gifts. The boutique gift shop offers collectibles,...
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Hendersonville (1.61 mile)
Beehive Cottages offer 10 log cabins on 86-acre apple farm. All cabins are completely furnished, full kitchens, air conditioning, DirectTV, and pul...
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Southernaire Motel is located in the heart of apple country on Hwy. 64 E. in Hendersonville.
Hendersonville (2.14 mile)
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