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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.
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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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Banner Elk area
The Avery County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is conveniently located in the Shoppes at Tynecastle at the intersection of NC Hwy. 105 and NC…
Beech Mountain area
Chamber of Commerce operating a Visitor Information Center on Beech Mountain.
The Beech Mountain TDA is a government entity that promotes travel and tourism on Beech Mountain.
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Get your summer started early at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina’s most accessible beach. Full of activities for the entire family, Wrightsville…
Take the ferry to Bald Head Island and discover a golf course of unparalleled wild beauty. The Bald Head Island Club Golf Course winds its way around…
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