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Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
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.
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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These North Carolina destinations aren’t just tourist attractions, they’re iconic experiences you’ll never forget. Watch wild horses run free on our beaches as they have for 400 years, or get a new view of the coast from atop a lighthouse or ferry. Stroll the streets of an 18th-century settlement, visit America’s largest home at Biltmore, or find décor for your own in the Furniture Capital. Here too, you’ll see places where characters came to life, from real-life pirate hideouts and music halls, to spots featured in blockbuster movies and Emmy-winning TV shows.
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Take a break with 300 miles of beaches, mountain waterfalls, theme parks and historic sites.
Our 300 miles of pristine beaches offer coastal towns, outdoor adventure and breathtaking views.
Visit Biltmore, Battleship North Carolina and more than 35 state and national historic sites.
Travel 250 miles of America’s Favorite Drive for breathtaking views and mountain heritage.
See the sites featured in The Longest Ride, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Homeland, One Tree Hill and more.
Shop handcrafted furnishings at bargain prices in the Hickory and High Point areas.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop Cape Hatteras and other coastal lighthouses.
Get a close-up view of the wild horses that have roamed our beaches for 400 years on guided tours on the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
Film lovers can return to the scenes of Iron Man 3 action in Wilmington, Raleigh, Rose Hill and more local spots where the movie was filmed.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
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.
Kids grow up fast, and the memories they and their parents hold dear often come from family trips. Here’s a list of things to do they’ll never forget.
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Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
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.
Banjo lovers from all over the world gathered to celebrate a bluegrass legend at the January 2014 opening of The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby.
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Home of the Alamance County Arts Council. The 1871 Queen Anne-style mansion features Picasso’s gift shop and the…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Outer Banks Speedway is home to several racing events all throughout the year!
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Old Country Store, churn jars, pottery, rocking chairs, Wood cooking stones, cast iron, straw hats, overalls, etc.
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Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Morris the Horse, a well loved landmark standing on the corner of Trade and Pacolet Streets, has proudly represented…
The Chowan Arts Council and Gallery provides a forum for arts and cultural events and supports a thriving artistic…
One of the oldest and well know night spots in Chapel Hill. Classic rock and blues. Known for big (33-oz.) Carolina…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Products Available:Strawberries, Pick Your Own, Cucumbers, Squash, Tomatoes, Roadside Markets Hours of Operation:Monday…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Downtown park with picnic shelter and tables, playground equipment and low climbing wall, basketball, tennis, and…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Mountains to Climb, a hiking guide service, has professional CPR and First Aid certified guides who take you or your…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
6,000-square foot showroom stocked full of the latest bicycles and accessories, featuring brands like Cannondale,…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
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