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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.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
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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Valdese (19.49 mile)
July 10 - 11 , July 17 - 18
(5) dates in all …
Truly inspiring story of the early settlers of Valdese, known as the Waldensians, told through drama, music and dance. Their strong Christian faith held strong through years of persecution.
Hickory (4.80 mile)
August 21 , August 22
Voted best tournament in the SE by the Martial Arts Tournament Tour three years in a row. Awards & trophies some of the best on the circuit. We are sanctioned by the NBL (14 pts) & SKI (AAA).
Taylorsville (14.31 mile)
Family-fun festivities including free old-fashioned games such as sack races, egg races, wheelbarrow races, tug of war, cornhole tournaments, food/arts/crafts vendors, live music, fireworks!
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Conover (0.73 mile)
Freshly Made in Front of You With All Your Favorites
Conover (0.81 mile)
A distinctive flavor profile; wholesome, high-quality products made from scratch; and a fun, festive restaurant design with fast, friendly service.
Conover (0.99 mile)
Indescribably good! Salads, chicken and much more!
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Hotels & Motels
Choose from a variety of room types including standard hotel rooms and two room suites, all available with either two double beds or one king bed. ...
Conover (2.34 mile)
Accommodations/Temporary Housing, No lease obligation, fully furnished efficiencies with separate bedrooms, reasonable cost, short- or long term rental with all utilities included.
Conover (2.57 mile)
Winning awards in the Hickory area. The only hotel in the area that offers a free Bright Side Breakfast that's cooked-to-order to all of our guests.
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