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Play a round at Nags Head Golf Links or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Meet craftspeople as captivating as the pottery, glass, sculptures and woodcarvings they create.
Visit Biltmore, Battleship North Carolina and more than 35 state and national historic sites.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Pair Revolutionary and Civil War historic sites with local flavor ranging from fine dining and craft beer to muscadine wine and barbecue.
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Summer in North Carolina is all about salt air, flip flops and total relaxation. Feel the sand of our beautiful beaches between your toes, camp under thousands of mountain stars or kick back in any of our vibrant cities. It’s time to indulge in all the sunny fun this great season has to offer.
Experience the nation’s longest-running folk festival in Asheville with this three-day event featuring bluegrass music, mountain dance groups and more.
Find inspiration for your next trip with photos and videos from across the state.
Escape the heat with a trip to these cool summer vacation spots across the state. Explore waterfalls, catch a wave surfing, hang out with Arctic wildlife at more.
Experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane at Paraclete XP SkyVenture in Raeford. The indoor skydiving facility boasts the largest vertical wind tunnel of its kind in the world…
Historic Hendersonville, 22 miles south of Asheville, offers hospitality, culture, outdoor activities and more.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Watch as one of the country's most unique fall foliage experiences takes shape. The bear appears just 30 minutes a day for two weeks in late October.
Explore the entire 469 miles of the Parkway on the 22-foot I-Wall interactive map, located at Milepost 384.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
At Jockey's Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks, novice and expert hang gliders alike can enjoy a bird's eye view of the sun, sand and sea.
As summer turns to fall, the grape harvest begins and wineries statewide host festivals to celebrate tastes from sweet Muscadines to whites to dry reds.
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In the low, rolling central plain, visit churches, colleges, historic sites and gardens lush with blooms, flowering shrubs, herbs and trees.
Work your way through 20 uniquely North Carolina experiences with our summer bucket list.
This 10,000-acre park, minutes away from Brevard and Hendersonville, hosts some of our most beautiful and accessible waterfalls.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
From the Brunswick Islands to the Outer Banks, North Carolina’s ferries offer an enjoyable way to spend a weekend traveling the coast.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
This revitalizing trip encompasses a relaxing spa visit, a wine cruise, a day out on the lake and great nightlife.
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