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See Santa on the Chimney, feast your eyes on gingerbread houses and experience a Jonkonnu.
Visit a Christmas tree farm to find the perfect evergreen and holiday adventures.
Enjoy glowing gardens, festive neighborhoods, decked-out downtowns and star-bright boat parades.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
Discover the quirky charm of this area’s art galleries, craft breweries and natural attractions.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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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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Go skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, play golf, or plan an offseason trip to the beach.
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.
Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
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.
With hundreds of miles of creeks, streams and rivers to fish, catching a personal best brook, rainbow or brown trout is no problem here.
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.
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.
In the low, rolling central plain, visit churches, colleges, historic sites and gardens lush with blooms, flowering shrubs, herbs and trees.
Transylvania County features some of the highest peaks in the East, which means some of the most thrilling mountain biking trails as well.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
The Croatan, Uwaharrie, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests offer visitors the chance to play, explore or just relax.
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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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
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.
Just north of Charlotte on Interstate 77, Lake Norman offers Metrolina Greenhouses, the Carolina Raptor Center and other nature attractions.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
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.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
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.
This revitalizing trip encompasses a relaxing spa visit, a wine cruise, a day out on the lake and great nightlife.
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.
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.
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Cape Lookout Lighthouse is only accessible by ferry, but well worth the trip. See more »
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore to see the Banker ponies at Shackleford Banks. See more »
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge offers 360-degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. See more »
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the nation's largest outdoor recreation companies
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Julian Price Memorial Park and Campground in Blowing Rock
Transylvania County in western North Carolina, Cycling Capital of the South
Soar through 14,000 acres of Green River Game Lands with The Gorge Zip Line Canopy Adventure. See more »
Explore North Carolina's coastal marshes, central lakes and mountain rivers on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure.
Grandfather Mountain is a sanctuary where guests can see wildlife, hike alpine trails and walk a Mile High Swinging Bridge.
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.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
The highlight of this Topsail-area park is Bear Island, a remote, unspoiled beach where you can swim, surf, fish, camp, canoe and kayak.
North Carolina's coastal rivers and sounds offer great year-round angling for a variety of fish including speckled trout.
North Carolina's rolling landscapes, lush forests and brilliant fall color attract adventure seekers of all ages.
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Learn about the history and culture of the agritcultural base that built this region of North Carolina. This museum…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
This five-acre garden, created on the UNC campus in 1903, contains more than 400 species of plants and a 200-ft. arbor.…
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Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farm - Wholesale & retail tree grower - Growers of Quality Blue Ridge Fraser Firs since 1959
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Features an activity building, picnic shelter with tables and grills, gazebo, paved bike way, walking and nature…
Region: Charlotte Region
Boon Docks Kayaks is the Crystal Coast’s newest outfitter catering to the outdoors enthusiast with guided canoe and…
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Topsail Island’s first fishing pier. Originally built in 1948, it was destroyed by Hurricane Fran in 1996 and totally…
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Regions: Coast, Topsail Area
53rd Annual Wagon Train will gather in Andrews, NC. Saddle up to ride and explore the area in and around Andrews and…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The Roanoke River in Halifax County runs from Gaston through Roanoke Rapids and Weldon to Scotland Neck. The Roanoke…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Fish the waters off the Crystal Coast in our 44' Custom Carolina Sportfisher. Offshore or inshore - year-round.…
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