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Hike or go horseback riding, ride a bike through the countryside or rock climb, take a flatwater paddle — there’s plenty to do outdoors here.
On North Carolina’s glorious “Golf Coast,” manicured courses and beautiful beaches set the stage for a first-rate golf vacation.
For a breathtaking experience, spend some time biking in the North Carolina mountains when the seasons are changing or coming into bloom.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
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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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Enjoy an authentic coastal experience on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, with waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches. From…
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