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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
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There’s been more focus on rain than fall colors recently.
Fall color is expected to be at its best around the end of the month.
There’s been plenty of rain to contend with during visits to the park.
Severe weather kept fishermen away, but look for them to return in droves in coming days.
Bad weather kept anglers from offshore fishing, but there was action on the inlets and piers.
Soar through fall color on a zip line, wind among it on a historic train, float above it in a hot air balloon or uncork it at a local winery.
Cyclists are fond of our state because of the many scenic routes, bike tours, local clubs and annual rides that take you from the mountains to the coast.
There's no time like fall to sample seafood at events like the Airlie Gardens Oyster Roast and the North Carolina Oyster and Seafood festivals.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
Several of #NCBeer’s leading minds on craft brews share which seasonal beers they’re most looking forward to enjoying this fall – and why you will, too.
Celebrate the fall grape harvest at Childress, Raffaldini and Shelton vineyards and wine-tasting events from Charlotte to Bald Head Island.
With National Folk Festival in Greensboro, Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, electronic mountain music and coastal jazz, you'll find a sound that suits you.
North Carolina is filled with locally owned coffee shops, each offering a bit of homegrown flavor and insight into the cultures of our towns and cities.
There’s no better place to enjoy fall fruits and fun seasonal activities than our farms and orchards.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through urban centers to the coast on hikes that take advantage of each region’s distinct landscape.
Show-stopping foliage, spirited music and irresistible fare add color and texture to fall in North Carolina.
New breweries continue to open at a fast pace across our state. Each of these brings a refreshing element to the beer scene and is well worth a visit.
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This trip takes you on a trek to the top of Cold Mountain for breathtaking views, starting and ending in Asheville for a weekend of outdoor fun.
Make a weekend of great music at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, local food at Raleigh City Farm and plow-to-pint beer at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.
Our state is home to iconic college teams, pro basketball, football, hockey and racing, and sports museums and halls of fame you can visit year-round.
Visit pirate hideouts, skulk around the town Blackbeard called home, see where his sunken ship is submerged, and see where he met his violent end.
Gather your best girlfriends for a trip that will leave you all rejuvenated, thanks to the epic scenery and activities in the mountains.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
There’s plenty to do in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, including great golf that will make you feel smarter just by the connection to area universities.
Rekindle your romance during a three-day weekend in Brevard, an itinerary filled with dining, arts, picnics, spas, river fun and visits to waterfalls.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
In between rounds of golf in Beaufort, Morehead City and Emerald Isle, take strolls on quiet beaches, tour an old pirate ship or see wild horses roam.
These quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions are often their towns’ claims to fame, which is why you have to see them to believe.
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Hunt for ghosts on Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, and at Korner's Folly in Kernersville.
Take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 328.3, where kids and families can enjoy apple picking, a butterfly garden, a bee hive and walking trails.
Just when you think a place holds all the magic it can, nature adds even more brilliance. Let our fall colors take you flying, driving, hiking and fishing all set against stunning backdrops.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
From peach picking on the coast, to cutting Christmas trees in the mountains, to sipping wine at a vineyard, the state is full of farm fresh fun.
This award-winning museum is home to a world-class collection including 30 Rodin sculptures, a center for special exhibitions and a 164-acre Museum Park.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Located across Taylor's Creek from historic downtown, the Reserve's estuarine ecosystem is protected for research,…
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Region: Crystal Coast
Constructed by the College of Engineering, the NCSU Solar House serves as a resource for industry, citizens and…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
We offer organic and wheat-/corn-free dog treats, bakery treatsm great toys, shampoos, harnesses and collars. Plus…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
The oldest and largest winery in the South has been producing award-winning wines for more than three generations. Free…
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Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Greensboro’s minor league baseball park - NewBridge Bank Park - is the home of the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers,…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Kitty Hawk Kites is a North Carolina based adventure and retail leader, and home to the largest hang gliding school in…
Region: Outer Banks & Currituck
Fine wine retail shop. Relaxing patio wine bar. Live music on weekends. Lots of good music, fun, & food.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
During berry season pick your own delicious blackberries, black and red raspberies, blueberries and more. Clean, mowed,…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Pure Popcorn offers over 50 flavors of delightful popcorn!
Region: Charlotte Region
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