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Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
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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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