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Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit offbeat and one-of-a-kind museums and festivals.
Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina.
Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
The Triad cities and their neighboring towns are rich in history and culture.
This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey with art exhibits, museums, outdoor drama and festivals.
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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 in Hickory and High Point, find upscale fashion in Charlotte and Raleigh, and catch deals at outlet malls across the state.
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.
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.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
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.
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.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
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The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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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George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
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.
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
Take a wild horse tour at Corolla or Shackleford Banks to see the Banker ponies that have roamed our coast for more than 400 years.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
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.
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 Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
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Great fun for the whole family. Many outside activities to enjoy while marveling at the beauty of the surrounding…
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Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
A nine-hole course that plays along the Dan River in Stokes County. The course offers challenges for players with…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Come and enjoy beautiful Lake Wylie with our pontoon boats, kayaks and canoe rentals. This area of Lake Wylie is known…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
This par 3 course, which opened in November 1996, features an island green on hole #6, which measures 60 yards. The…
“Dress for the Life you Live.” Unique clothing for ladies and children. Brands available include Peaches and Cream,…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Located about one mile from Harris Nuclear Plant, the center features exhibits and films on nuclear energy. Hours: by…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Rhudy’s has one of the largest selections of diamond, gold, and precious gem mounted jewelry in the southeast. With 40…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
The oldest and leading Native American Arts cooperative in the US, arts and crafts produced by members of Qualla grace…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
This unique home, built in the 1920s, has been beautifully restored to its original grandeur. Inside the museum see…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
One of Kinda Pottery made by local artisan.
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