Search entire site
Highlights you might like:
Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
Play a round at Pine Needles Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, and hike, ski and snowboard the highest peaks in the East.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
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 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.
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.
From art to music, nightlife, history, culture, or food and wine, Winston-Salem has something for everyone – including you.
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.
Follow the footsteps of the Safe Haven movie cast and crew and explore the sites where the movie was filmed in Southport and Wilmington.
Celebrate the art of cinema at more than two dozen annual film festivals in Charlotte, Durham, Winston-Salem, Wilmington and Asheville.
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.
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
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
Show more trip ideas
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
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
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.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
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.
Please try to broaden your search criteria
Share this page:
See something wrong?
Tell us about it.
Seven Lakes Country Club
Valid: Jul 8 - Sep 30
Deercroft Golf Club
Valid: Jul 8 - Sep 11
Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh Midtown
Valid: Jun 24 - Sep 30
Beech Mountain Tourism Authority
Valid: Jul 14 - Nov 1
North Carolina Department of Commerce,
Division of Tourism,
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
I want to search within ...
Even more specifically ...
Near this location ...
Listings that contain the word ...
That offer these amenities ...
Share this video:
Link to this video:
See all of our videos »