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Visit our winter sports resorts to enjoy the highest ski peak in the East and the gentlest of beginner slopes.
Your next safari might not be as far away as you think.
It's no surprise to find a rich history of aviation in the place where flight began.
This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey through art exhibits, museums and outdoor drama.
The energy of the Charlotte region may have been sparked by its racing roots, but restaurants, nightlife and culture keep fueling the excitement.
Start with a sunrise and end with a sunset, which is one of the unique features of the Brunswick Islands.
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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.
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.
Transylvania County features some of the highest peaks in the East, which means some of the most thrilling mountain biking trails as well.
The Croatan, Uwaharrie, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests offer visitors the chance to play, explore or just relax.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
In the low, rolling central plain, visit churches, colleges, historic sites and gardens lush with blooms, flowering shrubs, herbs and trees.
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Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
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.
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.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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.
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 50-minute drive takes you from the golf community of Pinehurst north to Seagrove, home of the nation's largest community of potters.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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 region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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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
Cape Lookout Lighthouse is only accessible by ferry, but well worth the trip. See more »
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 »
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 »
Take a scenic drive with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico Sound on the other. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge offers 360-degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. See more »
Explore North Carolina's coastal marshes, central lakes and mountain rivers on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure.
Hawksnest offers 20 lanes of lighted snow tubing in the High Country and is the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
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.
Stand atop 315-foot Chimney Rock and see 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and central North Carolina.
The salt marshes and blackwater creeks of North Carolina's southernmost coast are paradise for first-time kayakers and veteran paddlers alike.
The highlight of this Topsail-area park is Bear Island, a remote, unspoiled beach where you can swim, surf, fish, camp, canoe and kayak.
Summer Turtle Talk events teach visitors about the sea turtles that have nested from Sunset Beach to Bald Head Island for hundreds of years.
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Jackson Park is largest county-owned park in Western North Carolina, covering 212 acres. Jackson Park offers basketball…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Dream Catcher Guides provides guided lake fishing services for locals and vacationers on the lakes located in and…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Adventurous class 111 Whitewater rafting trips on the Nantahala river. Half-day and full-day trips available. Guided or…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
This 24 acre park includes picnic shelters with electricity and water, stone shelter, reflecting pond, rose garden…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Make a splash at Dan River Adventures! Fun for the whole family. Tubing trips, kayak trips and canoe trips. All trips…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Big Woods Zip Line & Canopy Tour features 14 platforms with 12 cables up to 65 feet high in the trees and a swinging…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Restored 1919 Herchell-Spillman carousel with hand-carved wooden animals and menagerie figures plus inside row…
Rest and relax beside lovely Deep Creek, minutes from Bryson City on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boundary.
There are several beautiful falls and accompanying cascades here that drop 640 feet in only a half-mile. So, though the…
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Carolina Beach fishing with the pros aboard Fish Dance - Deep Sea fishing charters. Specializing in all types of…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
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