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Take a drive and discover some of the best scenery in the nation, from the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Outer Banks Scenic Byway.
The rich culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout our many museums and cultural institutions.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, nightlife, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
Explore America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and relics from Blackbeard’s infamous ship.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through urban centers to the coast on hikes that take advantage of each region’s distinct landscape.
There’s no better place to enjoy fall fruits and fun seasonal activities than our farms and orchards.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
North Carolina is packed with adventures, so start exploring early. You’ll find perfect sunrise views at these spots, from beaches to mountaintops.
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.
There are many reasons the Blue Ridge Parkway is called “America’s Favorite Drive,” and those include stops at must-see mileposts here.
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.
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Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
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.
Rekindle your romance during a three-day weekend in Brevard, an itinerary filled with dining, arts, picnics, spas, river fun and visits to waterfalls.
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.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
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.
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.
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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The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
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.
Grandfather Mountain is a sanctuary where guests can see wildlife, hike alpine trails and walk a Mile High Swinging Bridge.
Hunt for ghosts on Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, and at Korner's Folly in Kernersville.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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…
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.
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.
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Fresh rainbow trout raised in the clean cool waters of Madison County. No license required and the pole and bait are…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Full service book store, handcrafted pottery, carefully selected jewelry and gifts. Kids welcome.
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Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
View Roush Fenway Racing’s Museum, team shops, and retail store.
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
We are located in historic Washington, where tiny Runyon Creek meets the mighty Pamlico River, at the Havens Garden…
EastSquare ArtWorks' historical up-fit of an old bakery factory has brought the excitement of contemporary art and…
Our taproom has an historical aviation theme and 10-12 of our own beers on tap ranging from blonde ale to stouts and…
Region: Brunswick Islands
Outdoor basketball courts, two ball fields, playground, picnic shelter, tennis courts, and concession with restrooms.
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Gifts and collectibles featuring trendy and decorative accessories made in the USA; soaps, candles, jewelry, clothing,…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The southern Blue Ridge Mountains boast the Mast Store of Hendersonville. Experience the true “essence of the era”…
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Mount Olive owes its birth to the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was completed in 1840. Incorporated in 1870, the…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
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