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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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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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 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.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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 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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
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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
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 »
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
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
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
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
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.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
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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Triad Stage, a professional, not-for-profit regional theater named One of the best regional theatres in America by New…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
A fine art gallery featuring joyful pieces from a variety of artists. Includes authentic Dr. Seuss, the famous young…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Specialty gift boutique that carries lines for the entire family.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Shopping center featuring Staples, A.C. Moore, Bed Bath and Beyond, Vitamin Shop, Fast Foods and much more.
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Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Benton Hall, once known as North Wilkesboro Elementary School and built in 1913, houses Wilkes Playmakers, Inc.…
Region: High Country
Tanglewood Park is the former estate of Will and Katherine Reynolds. Now a public park, Tanglewood offers fishing on…
This public tennis center features 23 lighted, hardsurface courts, as well as a pro shop, conference room and mens and…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Sells old and new furniture (under wholesale), cleans and polished brass, repairs furniture, sells Warner Herbs…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
18 hole Championship Course with view of Pilot Mountain on every hole.
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