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Play a round at Pine Needles Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
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.
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There’s an adventure around every bend in North Carolina. For amazing mountain views, hike to the top of Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the East, or enjoy a scenic drive to an overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway. See Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall in the East, in the Nantahala National Forest. Find big excitement on record-breaking zip lines, urban bike trails, rivers and lakes, or catch a fish so big the story doesn’t need embellishing along our coast.
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Take a break with 300 miles of beaches, mountain waterfalls, theme parks and historic sites.
Hike 88 miles of this national treasure in our mountains, and stand at its highest point here.
Go hang gliding, take a surf lesson or encounter wild horses on 300 miles of barrier island beaches.
Travel 250 miles of America’s Favorite Drive for breathtaking views and mountain heritage.
Rough it − or go “glamour camping” − in lush forests, on quiet seashores or close to home.
Hang glide, rock climb, kiteboard, zip line or skydive for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Cast a line in mountain trout streams, central lakes, coastal sounds or the Gulf Stream.
Explore the outdoors in the Great Smokies, Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout, state parks and more.
Stroll among azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods and more in vibrant and historic gardens.
Explore by foot on the Appalachian Trail, Mountains-to-Sea Trail and shorter paths.
Ride the 318-curve Dragon and more of the country’s most adventurous roads.
Float gently down an ancient river or take a thrilling tumble through Class IV-V rapids.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Kayak, boat, paddleboard, scuba dive and more on our beaches, lakes and rivers.
Slip down Sliding Rock, drive the Waterfalls Byway or explore 250 falls in one county.
Ski, snowboard, ice skate and snow tube at 10 mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Glide through trees, past waterfalls and toward urban skylines on family-friendly tours.
Four lighthouses, a herd of wild horses and hundreds of miles of beach and shoreline to explore await on the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.
Whether you take a low-altitude flight on the dunes or a mile-high flight with an instructor, you’ll experience thrills you won’t soon forget.
The Croatan, Uwaharrie, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests offer visitors the chance to play, explore or just relax.
In the low, rolling central plain, visit churches, colleges, historic sites and gardens lush with blooms, flowering shrubs, herbs and trees.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
There are many reasons the Blue Ridge Parkway is called “America’s Favorite Drive,” and those include stops at must-see mileposts here.
Transylvania County features some of the highest peaks in the East, which means some of the most thrilling mountain biking trails as well.
A plethora of piers along North Carolina’s coastline offer fishing and so much more.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
This area in the Great Smoky Mountains is home to 250 waterfalls, including the highest in the East and some that starred in Hollywood movies.
With hundreds of miles of creeks, streams and rivers to fish, catching a personal best brook, rainbow or brown trout is no problem here.
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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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
This 50-minute drive takes you from the golf community of Pinehurst north to Seagrove, home of the nation's largest community of potters.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
This trip takes you on a trek to the top of Cold Mountain for breathtaking views, starting and ending in Asheville for a weekend of outdoor fun.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
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.
This revitalizing trip encompasses a relaxing spa visit, a wine cruise, a day out on the lake and great nightlife.
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 two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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.
Just north of Charlotte on Interstate 77, Lake Norman offers Metrolina Greenhouses, the Carolina Raptor Center and other nature attractions.
This 40-minute drive takes you through one of the most scenic urban areas in the nation as it travels beside the tranquil Cape Fear River near the coast.
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The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Soar through 14,000 acres of Green River Game Lands with The Gorge Zip Line Canopy Adventure. See more »
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
Transylvania County in western North Carolina, Cycling Capital of the South
Cape Lookout Lighthouse is only accessible by ferry, but well worth the trip. See more »
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Take a scenic drive with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico Sound on the other. See more »
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
The Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the nation's largest outdoor recreation companies
Visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore to see the Banker ponies at Shackleford Banks. See more »
Julian Price Memorial Park and Campground in Blowing Rock
If you're looking for adventure, head to Seven Devils, home to the largest tubing park in the East and a 20-cable, year-round zip line course.
Slip down Sliding Rock, a 60-foot natural water slide with a cool pool at the bottom, in the Land of Waterfalls.
Stand atop 315-foot Chimney Rock and see 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and central North Carolina.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Summer Turtle Talk events teach visitors about the sea turtles that have nested from Sunset Beach to Bald Head Island for hundreds of years.
Take a whirlwind tour of the outdoor adventure, craft beer and local art of the Land of Waterfalls, set to the music of the Crooked Pine Band.
North Carolina's rolling landscapes, lush forests and brilliant fall color attract adventure seekers of all ages.
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Join Captain Dave Gardner aboard the Vonda Kay (72' Stapleton Headboat) for Off-shore Trips, Gulf-Stream Trips, Wreck…
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Marina offers wet slip rental, dry stack boat storage, gas dock, store and public launching ramp. Two water front…
Fun for all ages waits at Hill Ridge Farms. Visitors may pan for gem stones in the stone mine, enjoy the scenic hayride…
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