Search entire site
Highlights you might like:
There are more than 130 breweries and brewpubs in North Carolina, which is more than any other Southern state.
Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit offbeat and one-of-a-kind museums and monuments.
Enjoy fall golf and an ever-present ocean breeze on coastal golf courses.
This tranquil beach destination located on our southeastern coast is a haven for anglers, boaters, campers and visitors looking to unwind.
The Triad cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point are rich in culture, with destinations that include wineries, shopping, golf and dining.
Discover the charm of this area’s art galleries, farm-to-fork dining, local craft breweries and natural attractions.
Navigation - Things to Do Signature Attractions Arts & Entertainment Eat & Drink History & Heritage Kids & Family Outdoor Resorts & Spas Sports & GolfTrip IdeasCities & Regions Mountains Piedmont CoastEventsPlaces to StayTravel DealsVideos
Take me to:Videos | Attractions
Coloring the edges.
Escape the hustle and bustle for some camping.
Follow the trails of leaves.
See color, birds, turtles and more.
Direct your eyes to a scene painted by water colors.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
There are many reasons the Blue Ridge Parkway is called “America’s Favorite Drive,” and those include stops at must-see mileposts here.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through urban centers to the coast on hikes that take advantage of each region’s distinct landscape.
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.
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.
North Carolina is packed with adventures, so start exploring early. You’ll find perfect sunrise views at these spots, from beaches to mountaintops.
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’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.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
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.
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.
Show more stories
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.
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.
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.
These quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions are often their towns’ claims to fame, which is why you have to see them to believe.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
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.
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.
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.
Show more trip ideas
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.
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…
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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.
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…
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.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
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.
Searching for more things to see and do on your next visit to North Carolina? See all of our videos »
Filter things to do by category, region or keyword.
Showing 1 through 10 of 4808 items
This 65,000-sq.-ft. museum features classical to contemporary works of art, including Duke’s permanent collections as…
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 143 reviews
View on map
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
We are committed to bring beauty and richness into your life through the hands, heart and soul of our artisans and…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Yarn Shop is stocked with a wide variety of beautiful natural fiber yarns, accessories, high quality tools, and…
Pullen Arts Center offers specialty studio programs such as pottery and jewelry making, painting, printmaking, weaving,…
Food history, restaurant dish and myriad tastings along the way are served by chef/food writer Liz Biro. Thurs. & Sat.…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is located on 10 acres, with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Vineyard…
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 115 reviews
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Recently added a paved walking and bicycle trail that follows the path of the Virginia Creeper train.
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Four indoor batting cages and two full-size basketball courts make this a children’s year-round sports center. NerWorks…
Located at Saunooke Village, the Museum highlights Cherokee’s past through displays of art and cultural items such as…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
This Hyde County lake is North Carolina’s largest natural lake. It averages only two feet in depth, but it is 18 miles…
Share this page:
See something wrong?
Tell us about it.
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
Valid: Apr 1 - Mar 31
Lumberton Visitors Bureau
Valid: Jun 15 - Jun 30
Holiday Inn Wilmington
Valid: Nov 18 - Dec 31
Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
Valid: Nov 9 - Dec 31
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Featured Travel Partner
Request your Travel Guide
Download or order FREE guides and maps
Subscribe to our E-Newsletters
Get the latest news, events and travel deals
Join us for travel tidbits, giveaways and more
Explore unique spots across North Carolina