Search entire site
Highlights you might like:
Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
The Brunswick Islands offers 45 miles of beaches, where you can fill your day boating, fishing, dining, playing golf and a number of family-friendly activities.
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
Step behind the scenes of movies and TV shows filmed in North Carolina, including The Longest Ride, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Safe Haven, Homeland, One Tree Hill, The Last of the Mohicans and Dirty Dancing. Wilmington, known as Hollywood East, has 400-plus film credits to its name and features tours by land and water. And the Asheville and Charlotte areas offer the ultimate chance to recreate the action with Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours that teach archery and wilderness survival.
Take me to:Videos | Attractions
See the real place that inspired the magical one.
Celebrate the art of cinema at more than two dozen annual film festivals in Charlotte, Durham, Winston-Salem, Wilmington and Asheville.
Take a one-hour, behind-the-scenes tour of the studios where Under the Dome, Iron Man 3, One Tree Hill and other movies and TV shows have filmed.
Visit the Queen City to see places featured in Showtime's acclaimed show Homeland as well as spots where the actors spend their free time.
A television series about an acclaimed restaurant and chef have put the spotlight on this Eastern North Carolina city. Here are more reasons to visit.
Film lovers can return to the scenes of Iron Man 3 action in Wilmington, Raleigh, Rose Hill and more local spots where the movie was filmed.
From art to music, nightlife, history, culture, or food and wine, Winston-Salem has something for everyone – including you.
Follow the footsteps of the Safe Haven movie cast and crew and explore the sites where the movie was filmed in Southport and Wilmington.
Even if you haven’t been here, chances are you’ve seen Wilmington, Charlotte, Lake Lure and more of our destinations on the big screen.
Show more stories
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
Visit several of the locations where Max was filmed, and you’ll experience some of North Carolina’s most beautiful natural attractions.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
Visit film locations from the Nicholas Sparks adaptation in this extended trip, framed by natural beauty and artistry, from the mountains to the coast.
Explore Burgaw, Wilmington and Southport, the North Carolina town and cities that combine to serve as Chester’s Mill on the popular CBS television show.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
Be inspired by art and culture with this two-day visit to sculpture, photography, stained glass and folk art galleries in the Lake Norman area.
Show more trip ideas
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
Iron Man 3 was filmed in Wilmington, Raleigh and neighboring areas
Wilmington served as the backdrop for the hit TV drama One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2012
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
Visit the sites in Hildebran, Shelby and Brevard that stood in for District 12, the Hob and the Arena when The Hunger Games filmed here in 2011.
Tree Hill might be a fictional place, but fans still flock to real-life locations in Wilmington to see the sites featured in the hit CW show.
See what Safe Haven stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough had to say about their favorite places to eat and relax while filming in Southport.
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 4571 through 4580 of 4804 items
Vert & Vogue features women's and men's luxury essentials crafted and chosen with care. The boutique has refined…
View on map
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Sam's Branch Greenway is a beautiful 1.25 mile, 10-foot-wide paved pedestrian and biking trail.
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The courthouse building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was completed in the 1850s. It was…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Built in 1882 and reconstructed in 2008, The Paramount offers a wide variety of events such as concerts, pageants,…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
With multiple retail locations along the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk Surf Co. specializes in everything fun on the water…
Region: Outer Banks & Currituck
Specialty shop featuring a full line of bicycles, skateboards, and other accessories; repair shop.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
So fun, it’s scary! Join this one-hour stroll through downtown Bryson City every Friday and Saturday evening at 8pm.…
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 16 reviews
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Featuring 10 major gardens including the Ebersol Holly Collection (largest on the East Coast), a specialized conifer…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
The Livery offers visitors over 3,000-square-feet of premier antique and vintage shopping. Located in the Haymont…
Get a unique view of big cats, wolves, and other exotic animals – often from just 5 feet away!
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Share this page:
See something wrong?
Tell us about it.
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
Valid: Apr 1 - Mar 31
Yadkin Valley Golf & Wine Experience
Valid: Aug 1 - Dec 31
Four Points by Sheraton Hotels | Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Inc.
Valid: Jun 30 - Sep 7
Salisbury- Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Valid: Aug 1 - Sep 30
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