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Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina.
This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey with art exhibits, museums, outdoor drama and festivals.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
The Triad cities and their neighboring towns are rich in history and culture.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
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 »
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. 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 Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
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
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
You'll find Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and 1,000 more manufacturers at this one-stop furniture destination.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
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 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.
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Visit Four Seasons Town Centre for the best in shopping, entertainment and dining!
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Popcorn is made fresh hourly, offering more than 300 flavors for guests to choose. Try the Carolina Mix or Salty Dog,…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Marketfair has 15 Theaters, plus men and ladies clothing stores.
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Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Landmark Farm Alpacas is a small, eco-friendly, working alpaca farm in Ashe County.
Region: High Country
Located in the bucolic valley where Tumbling Shoals Creek meanders, Tumbling Shoals Farm grows organic vegetables,…
Certified locally grown Cleveland County produce, organic meats and eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, our own…
Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest in Leland is Tim Cate’s newest premier golf design located just 5 minutes south…
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Located next to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, the NC Veteran’s Park is the first park in the state…
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Specializing in American and Belgian style ales, our small batch brews are guaranteed to be at the peak of freshness
Region: Wilmington Area
Fine art gallery owned and operated by local artists who celebrate the rich, diverse cultural energy of Durham.
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
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