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Find peak color on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smoky Mountains, at Chimney Rock, Lake James, Mount Mitchell, Stone Mountain and more.
Enjoy all fall has to offer at Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach, Hammocks Beach, Jockey’s Ridge, Dismal Swamp, Cliffs of the Neuse and other coastal parks.
See brilliant reds, oranges and golds at Kerr Lake, Hanging Rock, Lake Norman, William B. Umstead and state parks and natural areas across the region.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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.
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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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Celebrate autumn with foliage hikes, scenic drives, fishing trips, and harvest festivals.
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 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.
Ride the 318-curve Dragon and more of the country’s most adventurous roads.
See places that inspired music greats such as The Avett Brothers, Earl Scruggs and James Taylor.
Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
Retrace the steps of Blackbeard and other pirates at coastal sites, museums and festivals.
Discover the Banker ponies that have roamed wild on our beaches for more than 400 years.
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.
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.
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.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
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.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
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The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
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 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
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 Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
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Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
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
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
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.
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.
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
You'll find Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and 1,000 more manufacturers at this one-stop furniture destination.
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…
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Bella Lago offers an experience for both men and women in a relaxed, comfortable environment
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Region: Charlotte Region
Offering day or weekend rentals on kayaks, mountain bikes, snowboards & skis. Located right at Yadkin River Greenway -…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
British arts and crafts and antique Persian carpets.
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Small Marina, two charter/headboats/retail and wholesale seafood
Regions: Coast, Topsail Area
Chimney Rock Gold Rush is located in downtown Chimney Rock Village. We offer real gold panning to children & adults in…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Nestled on the trailing edge of the Uwharrie Mountains, the course was constructed to maintain the integrity of the…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Federal Point History Center houses exhibits portraying periods in the Federal Point Community, including pre-historic,…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Located in Historic Valle Crucis between the two Mast Stores. We are designed to suit the High Country lifestyle. The…
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18 holes/par 72. This Don Mason course measures 6,365 yards from the championship tees. Open daily 7:30 am-6:30 pm.…
Pottery by I.T. Holsington, Delk Pierce, Pat Schurr, David Stuemphle and Jim Gutsell. Paintings, drawings and prints by…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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