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For a breathtaking experience, spend some time biking in the North Carolina mountains when the seasons are changing or coming into bloom.
On North Carolina’s glorious “Golf Coast,” manicured courses and beautiful beaches set the stage for a first-rate golf vacation.
Hike or go horseback riding, ride a bike through the countryside or rock climb, take a flatwater paddle — there’s plenty to do outdoors here.
Whether you’re looking for a daring adventure or a more relaxing escape, this coastal region offers a backdrop of incredible beauty.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
From 5 Diamond Hotels to world-class museums, up-and-coming chefs and award-winning breweries, the desire for better is always here.
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North Carolina offers family fun with destinations and attractions for kids of all ages. Spend July 4th vacation at the beach and climb to the top of coastal lighthouses. Or explore the decks of Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington. Connect with wildlife at the North Carolina Zoo. Walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge in the crisp clean air atop Grandfather Mountain. You can search for treasure in a gem mine or ride thrilling roller coasters at Carowinds.
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Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit mountain mineral museums.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop Cape Hatteras and other coastal lighthouses.
Explore exhibits dedicated to flight, basketball, history, motorsports and getting hands-on.
Retrace the steps of Blackbeard and other pirates at coastal sites, museums and festivals.
Ride the Great Smoky Mountains and Tweetsie railroads, relive the Wrights' first flight and more.
Hunt for ghosts, watch whirligigs spin and find big fun at our “world’s largest” sights.
Rent a beach house beyond where the road ends, a quiet mountain cabin or even a houseboat.
Bring your kids and pick your own strawberries, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees.
Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Whether you’re looking for a white-knuckle rafting experience or a relaxing day with the family, our rambunctious rivers are ready to roll.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
North Carolina’s 20-plus ferries have been a convenient and enjoyable way to travel the state's coastline since the mid-1920s.
At four spots along the coast, you can discover the otters, fish, sea turtles and other aquatic life that make our waters so vibrant.
The Brunswick Islands are the ideal place for a family vacation that includes golf, with more than 30 top-rated courses ready to welcome you.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
Winter is a great time to plan summer fun on the North Carolina coast. Dreams of sunshine, sand, seafood and adventure will warm the coldest day.
Eager to explore the wild side of North Carolina? Point your GPS toward aquariums, zoos, national wildlife refuges, a tiger rescue and more.
This is one of the easiest and prettiest places to pack a picnic basket, with each region offering a variety of landscapes for any appetite.
Here you can see 1,600 animals and 52,000 plants, and walk from the African grasslands to the North American Arctic Coast in a single afternoon.
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You'll find many things we're famous for near Asheboro and Lexington, including the Childress and Petty racing museums, the North Carolina Zoo and barbecue.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
The Road to Nowhere ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you want to venture farther, you have to do it by foot.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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.
What's more fun than hiking, picnicking and splashing in cold mountain streams? Grab this three-day trip, pack up the kids and head for the hills.
Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
Plan a day trip or a weeklong getaway with tubing and paddling on the Dan River, hiking and camping in state parks, rock climbing, biking and more.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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The North Carolina State Fair is held annually in Raleigh in mid-October. See more »
Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
River Lodge Bed and Breakfast in the Great Smoky Mountains
Travel from Africa to the Arctic in the same day at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro
ImaginOn library and children's theater in Charlotte
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores exhibits lead you from the mountains to the sea. See more »
Cape Lookout Lighthouse is only accessible by ferry, but well worth the trip. See more »
Take a pirate tour to see the hideouts of Blackbeard and other famous raiders of our coast
Hop aboard the Wild West Train Adventure at Tweetsie Railroad in the High Country
Reed Gold Mine near Concord is the only underground gold mine open to the public
The Intimidator at Carowinds in Charlotte is the tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster in the Southeast and was named the Top New U.S. Coaster of 2010 by the Coaster Critic.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
History comes to life in Winston-Salem, where you'll find some of the nation's best-preserved colonial heritage sites at Historic Bethabara Park, Historic Bethania and Old Salem Museum & Gardens.
Step back in time during holiday celebrations at Old Salem and Reynolda House, or take a tour through the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park.
In this mill town west of Charlotte, the 375 Christmas trees on view outnumber the households in a celebration that started in 1956.
At the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, you can get your fill of sweets, play in the arcade, watch an outdoor movie, see the ocean from the Ferris wheel, and enjoy live music.
Stand atop 315-foot Chimney Rock and see 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and central North Carolina.
Grandfather Mountain is a sanctuary where guests can see wildlife, hike alpine trails and walk a Mile High Swinging Bridge.
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City park across the street from Newport Town Hall.
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Specializes in delicately hand painted stoneware featuring birds, flowers, and trees; tableware, vases, and large…
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