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It's no surprise to find a rich history of aviation in the place where flight began.
Your next safari might not be as far away as you think.
Visit our winter sports resorts to enjoy the highest ski peak in the East and the gentlest of beginner slopes.
This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey through art exhibits, museums and outdoor drama.
The energy of the Charlotte region may have been sparked by its racing roots, but restaurants, nightlife and culture keep fueling the excitement.
Start with a sunrise and end with a sunset, which is one of the unique features of the Brunswick Islands.
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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.
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.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
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.
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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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.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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 daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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.
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Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
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 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 »
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
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
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
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.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
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.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
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Hodgin Valley Farm is 126 scenic country acres that have been in the same family since 1838. Here is an old farmhouse…
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Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Specializing in quality hand-brushed sweet potatoes. Farm tours available by appointment.
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Unique local art gallery.
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Nestled on 35 acres between Greensboro’s premier neighborhoods and only minutes from downtown.
Grow high-quality grapes and producing world-class award-winning wines. Located in the Piedmont area of the Tar Heel…
Regions: High Country, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Dealers in fine new and antique oriental rugs. From traditional Persians and flatweaves to French aubussons and…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Fifteen acres, five tons of grapes and one extended family. The green fields east of Benson are now home to Johnston…
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Just north of Greensboro. Brand-new clubhouse, pro shop and banquet facilities. Cart rentals, practice facility,…
Located on the campus of UNC-Charlotte.
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Gather some friends and have a clay experience. On vacation and looking for something to do? You can create your own…
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