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Enjoy glowing gardens, festive neighborhoods, decked-out downtowns and star-bright boat parades.
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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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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National chain hotel on Interstate 40, Exit 105.
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