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It’s an alluring destination for vacationers drawn by history, quiet beaches and recreational activities such as golf.
Visit our winter sports resorts to enjoy the highest ski peak in the East and the gentlest of beginner slopes.
Whether you crave art, history, sports, nightlife or food, Winston-Salem offers a long list of things to see and do.
Its sounds, creeks, estuaries and rivers are perfect for year-round sailing, fishing and riding the ferries.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
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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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Learn to ski or snowboard, visit museums and wineries, or plan an offseason trip to the beach.
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.
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.
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.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
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.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
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.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
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The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
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 two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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 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.
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Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
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
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
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
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 Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
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.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
You'll find Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and 1,000 more manufacturers at this one-stop furniture destination.
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Enjoy a fun game of mini-golf at the Corolla Grass Course located next to the Sports Center in Corolla Light. Top off…
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Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Open every day at 10am, Rain or Shine! Covered flume, all equipment provided. Gemologist on premises. Colorful gems in…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Choose and cut Frasier Fir Christmas tree farm, owned and operated by Mike & Judy Medford.
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Built in 1850, Amity Church is one of Hyde County’s architectural treasurers and the best example of a Greek Revival…
The market offers best in locally grown seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, and other produce. The Depot Park is located…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Built to Last established in 1999, manufactures heavy-duty outdoor furniture constructed of recycled plastic. The…
This 5,000 square foot gallery in Davidson represents over 400 artists and craftspeople that live and work in the…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The Little Tennessee River Greenway is a 4 mile path through the town of Franklin along the Little Tennessee River for…
Offers various programs and displays throughout the year which are free to the public. The Museum also has an extensive…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Mill Creek specializes in Amish meats & cheeses, whole food options, gluten-free & GMO-free foods, whole grains,…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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