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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina, home to more than 400 golf courses.
Across the state, people are seeking out food grown locally, which is why there’s a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants in every region.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Along these beaches, see relics from Blackbeard’s ship, meet playful otters, watch wild horses, climb a lighthouse and more.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
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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.
In North Carolina – during Fourth of July weekend and beyond – you’ll find beautiful backdrops for fireworks above our mountains, cityscapes and beaches.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
North Carolina’s 20-plus ferries have been a convenient and enjoyable way to travel the state's coastline since the mid-1920s.
One of the great things about vacation is the opportunity to sleep in. Luckily, these restaurants serve full breakfast menus late in the day.
At four spots along the coast, you can discover the otters, fish, sea turtles and other aquatic life that make our waters so vibrant.
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.
There's never a wrong time to plan summer fun on the North Carolina coast. Dreams of sunshine, sand, seafood and adventure will brighten any day.
Whether you’re looking for a white-knuckle rafting experience or a relaxing day with the family, our rambunctious rivers are ready to roll.
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.
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.
Eager to explore the wild side of North Carolina? Point your GPS toward aquariums, zoos, national wildlife refuges, a tiger rescue and more.
Taking a splash in one of our state’s many, natural swimming holes, from the mountains to the coast, is guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again.
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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.
Visit several of the locations where Max was filmed, and you’ll experience some of North Carolina’s most beautiful natural attractions.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
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.
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.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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.
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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
Hop aboard the Wild West Train Adventure at Tweetsie Railroad in the High Country
Take a pirate tour to see the hideouts of Blackbeard and other famous raiders of our coast
Cape Lookout Lighthouse is only accessible by ferry, but well worth the trip. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
ImaginOn library and children's theater in Charlotte
Reed Gold Mine near Concord is the only underground gold mine open to the public
Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh
The North Carolina State Fair is held annually in Raleigh in mid-October. See more »
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores exhibits lead you from the mountains to the sea. See more »
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.
Explore 20 acres of historical buildings and gardens and an interactive history center at Tryon Palace in New Bern.
Stand atop 315-foot Chimney Rock and see 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and central North Carolina.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
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.
The highlight of this Topsail-area park is Bear Island, a remote, unspoiled beach where you can swim, surf, fish, camp, canoe and kayak.
Slip down Sliding Rock, a 60-foot natural water slide with a cool pool at the bottom, in the Land of Waterfalls.
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.
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Legend states that Barbara Gastor Beverett discovered the spring in the early 1700s while searching for gold.
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Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Unique array of rocks, fossils, minerals and glass items along with jewelry and sundries crafted from the same. Agate…
Region: Outer Banks & Currituck
Peachtree Hills is a fun 9 hole regulation course located at the Peachtree Hills Country Club facility in Spring Hope,…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
This well-established gallery features an impressive collection of fine arts and fine crafts. Enjoy the creations of…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Little River Golf & Resort, owned by Oceanico Group USA and managed by Troon Golf, is a hidden gem located in the heart…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
A local playhouse that does summer productions.
Region: High Country
Gus Country; Jacksonville's premier nightclub for country entertainment.
Region: Topsail Area
Traditional bowling on 40 lanes in a recently repainted center. When you are ready to take a break, challenge your…
Region: Charlotte Region
High scenic views overlooking the Eno River and mountain trails await you. It is the highest point in Orange County at…
We are family owned and operated. The dairy was started in 1949 at this location. We started making Mexican Style…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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