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Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
North Carolina offers 400-plus golf courses across the state with temperatures that allow play year-round.
With roots in moonshine, several distillers continue the tradition of making white whiskey, as well as vodka, gin and rum.
This area is an outdoor playground year-round, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
The Triad cities and their neighboring towns are rich in history and culture.
The greater Topsail area is one of three quieter beach destinations on the southeast coast of North Carolina.
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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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Stroll gardens, take a road trip to the beach or mountains and explore the season’s 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
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.
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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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 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
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
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 »
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
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
You'll find Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and 1,000 more manufacturers at this one-stop furniture destination.
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.
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.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
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.
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Canoe trips at 9 am and 1 pm or rent the canoe for the entire day. Located in Johnston County, off Hwy. 70, just…
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Unique production brewery in the Queen City’s NoDa neighborhood crafts small-batch premium beers, offering something…
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The Clay County Historical & Arts Museum is housed in the Old County Jail Museum which was constructed in 1912 and used…
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At St. James Plantation, golf is played on 81 holes designed by some of the games most-celebrated names, such as…
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Winston-Salems first shopping center continues to change with the times with a variety of shopping, dining and…
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Children’s department store, children’s clothing and shoes, better toys, infant & youth funiture."53 Years of Only The…
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North Carolina rock climbing guides and instructors. Climbing and rappelling in the NC Mountains; Caving / Spelunking…
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A Colonial Quaker Homestead built in 1730. From its location on the Perquimans River, the Newbold-White House tells the…
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