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Hike or go horseback riding, ride a bike through the countryside or rock climb, take a flatwater paddle — there’s plenty to do outdoors here.
For a breathtaking experience, spend some time biking in the North Carolina mountains when the seasons are changing or coming into bloom.
On North Carolina’s glorious “Golf Coast,” manicured courses and beautiful beaches set the stage for a first-rate golf vacation.
Whether you’re looking for a daring adventure or a more relaxing escape, this coastal region offers a backdrop of incredible beauty.
From 5 Diamond Hotels to world-class museums, up-and-coming chefs and award-winning breweries, the desire for better is always here.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
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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.
Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
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.
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.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
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.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
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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 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.
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.
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 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.
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.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
You'll find Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and 1,000 more manufacturers at this one-stop furniture destination.
"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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Rustic museum includes a craft shop, artifact display and a log cabin depicting how pioneers lived. Open to the public…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
A historic crossroads community featuring an old-time post office and important historic properties.
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem Museums & Gardens is home to the finest collection of…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Since 1985, Morning Star Gallery has offered friendly, professional service, and we hope to add you to our list of…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Come visit the seventh generation of local dairy farmers operating on the same homestead sine the 1930s.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
We have t-shirts, jewelry, wallets and gifts for the whole family. We carry GirlieGirl shirts, John Deere boots,…
Region: High Country
Native Vines Winery is the first Native American Indian-owned winery. We’ve been producing completely natural seasonal…
The locally owned Black Cat Shoppe is world famous for its family friendly mix of randomly inspired fun.
Region: Wilmington Area
3,000 acres of wilderness experience and outdoor adventure for families. Jeeps, ATVs, rock crawlers and off-road…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
This is a very long par-three golf course with four sets of tees to suit any golfers game. Some holes can be as long as…
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