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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina, home to more than 400 golf courses.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
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 region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
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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.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
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.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
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.
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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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.
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 daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
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
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
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.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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.
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Pedestrian-friendly shopping center with over 189,000 square feet of retail, plus several restaurants including…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center(CTCRC) is housed in the old Columbia Theater built in 1938 by German…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Each weekend April-November, Steve Claxton takes a small group of 5-12 campers across Fontana Lake by pontoon to the…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Frazer Fir Christmas Trees, wreaths, table arrangements, kissing balls.
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Visitors can see soap made daily April - October, and enjoy all our handmade soaps (70+ varieties) in our retail shoppe…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
During the growing season, this farm produces vegetables, herbs and flowers. Our vineyards specialize in local, fresh…
Riverside Canoe offers canoe, kayak, tube, bike, and cabin rentals, as well as special summer programs for all ages.…
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Emerald Lake Golf Course combines the beauty of nature with the challenge of a championship golf course. Players will…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Specializes in functional and decorative pottery including vases with dogwood flowers and our popular elephant tea pots.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
More than 75 brand name outlets for such favorite stores as Coach, J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Guess,…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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