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Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Ski, snowboard, ice skate, snow tube and sled at nearly a dozen mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
Take a stroll along beautiful beaches, enjoy shopping and dining, experience breathtaking sunsets and see why Wilmington was voted “Best American Riverfront.”
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
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Coloring the edges.
Escape the hustle and bustle for some camping.
Follow the trails of leaves.
See color, birds, turtles and more.
Middle and lower elevation areas are beginning to pop with color.
There are many reasons the Blue Ridge Parkway is called “America’s Favorite Drive,” and those include stops at must-see mileposts here.
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.
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.
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.
Relaxation is important to your vacation, so get lost in a great book – with a North Carolina setting in the pages and in your real-life getaway.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
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 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.
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.
North Carolina is packed with adventures, so start exploring early. You’ll find perfect sunrise views at these spots, from beaches to mountaintops.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
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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.
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.
These quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions are often their towns’ claims to fame, which is why you have to see them to believe.
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.
Gather your best girlfriends for a trip that will leave you all rejuvenated, thanks to the epic scenery and activities in the mountains.
Rekindle your romance during a three-day weekend in Brevard, an itinerary filled with dining, arts, picnics, spas, river fun and visits to waterfalls.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
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.
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.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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Hop aboard this specialty car on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City. The five-hour, scenic trip entertains you with a sampling of local cheeses, fine wines and dinner.
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.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
Mountain bikers will rejoice during a visit to the town of Beech Mountain. Enjoy scenic views and downhill trails at Beech Mountain Resort, and ride eight miles of trails along the town’s Emerald…
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 aerial park, next to Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, will catch your eyes. And with a maze of cargo nets, aerial bridges, tight-rope walks and floating platforms, High Gravity Adventures will…
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.
Hunt for ghosts on Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, and at Korner's Folly in Kernersville.
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Make a splash at Dan River Adventures! Fun for the whole family. Tubing trips, kayak trips and canoe trips. All trips…
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Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Antique cut and engraved glass made in America between 1876 and 1916.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
We're about preserving the automobile history for generations to come. See unrestored originals from Model Ts to Mack…
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Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Specializes in wheel-thrown decorative and functional porcelain with elaborate hand-cut designs in crystalline and…
Beltline Brew Tours specialize in touring the capital city one brewery at a time.
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Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The Team ECCO Center for Ocean Awareness houses the only public aquarium in Western North Carolina with 20+ tanks.
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Specializing outdoor equipment for the Blue Ridge. Full line of hiking boots, women’s footwear, camping gear and…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Dating to 1869, soldiers and war veterans, tobacco magnates and community leaders rest here.
The 133-acre public park features swimming area, playgrounds, skatepark, lakes, nature trail, picnic areas and other…
Enjoy an easy canoe trip down the river or a picnic at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in the downtown area. The park…
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Discover exciting new sights and heights this season at the North Carolina Zoo, the world's largest natural habitat zoo. Climb to a different view…
Nestled among the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst Resort combines Southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, a luxurious spa, family…
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