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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.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Take a stroll along beautiful beaches, enjoy shopping and dining, experience breathtaking sunsets and see why Wilmington was voted “Best American Riverfront.”
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
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.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
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.
There are many reasons the Blue Ridge Parkway is called “America’s Favorite Drive,” and those include stops at must-see mileposts here.
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.
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.
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.
There’s no better place to enjoy fall fruits and fun seasonal activities than our farms and orchards.
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.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through urban centers to the coast on hikes that take advantage of each region’s distinct landscape.
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These quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions are often their towns’ claims to fame, which is why you have to see them to believe.
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.
Gather your best girlfriends for a trip that will leave you all rejuvenated, thanks to the epic scenery and activities in the mountains.
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.
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.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
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.
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.
Tastings and tours are offered daily at North Carolina’s largest winery, located in Rose Hill. And on Saturdays, guests flock here to the live music series in the afternoon and murder mystery dinner…
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…
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…
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.
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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Where should a small town hall be located? Why on Main Street of course! The Pollocskville Town Hall and Depot is a…
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Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Discover one of North Carolina’s rarest ecological communities as coastal pond and swamp forest mingle. Massive cypress…
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Region: Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Featuring photos, exhibits and trolley rides. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11AM-2PM, Sat. 10AM-4PM.
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Located on NC’s Southern Outer Banks on the Crystal Coast. Preservation efforts have kept Old Beaufort much as it was…
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Region: Crystal Coast
Family-friendly, plus alcohol- and smoke-free facility featuring 24 lanes of fun! Full-service restaurant, jukebox and…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Mayo Mountain Access is the interim facility for the park, which also offers picnic shelters, hiking and fishing.
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Beer is an integral part of things at The Sly Fox. The world abounds with phenomenal beers that are difficult or…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
See the Asheville area on a bicycle! BioWheels is your complete bicycle outfitter.
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Unique gifts from shark teeth, their famous turtle footstools, jewelry, pottery and much much more!
Region: Topsail Area
Southern Emporium is a one of a kind shop that carries a unique selection of lines from home decor, jewelry,…
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