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Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
The Brunswick Islands offers 45 miles of beaches, where you can fill your day boating, fishing, dining, playing golf and a number of family-friendly activities.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
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This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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.
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 daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
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 »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
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.
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…
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
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One of the oldest and well know night spots in Chapel Hill. Classic rock and blues. Known for big (33-oz.) Carolina…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Specializes in functional pottery including vases, kitchen and tableware in a variety of glazes including salt, plus…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Access area to High Rock Lake. Marina for boating supplies, fishing supplies and gasoline. High Rock Lake is a 15,000…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Our gift shop offers a unique blend of the old, the new and the handcrafted.
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Offers traditional bowling on 24 lanes. Challenge your friends to a game of pool or arcades. We offer group events,…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Small, remote nature center located on a 700-acre nature preserve. Featuring hands-on exhibits, one-mile nature trail,…
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Jackie Zagon and her husband, Elliot Susser, are artists working in many media. They do landscapes, wildlife, still…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Club offering pool, beer and wine.
Operated by a local artist. Featuring, Upscale Antique Furniture and Decor, Civil War Prison prints, T-shirts,…
The Chandlery Ship’s Store is an amazing combination of wine shoppe, convenience store, fresh food market and bait &…
Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
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