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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.
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.
Whether you’re looking for a daring adventure or a more relaxing escape, this coastal region offers a backdrop of incredible beauty.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
From 5 Diamond Hotels to world-class museums, up-and-coming chefs and award-winning breweries, the desire for better is always here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
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.
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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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
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
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
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 »
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
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
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 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 Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
Take a wild horse tour at Corolla or Shackleford Banks to see the Banker ponies that have roamed our coast for more than 400 years.
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.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
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Whenever you take to the great outdoors, Outdoor 76 is an outdoor shop that can outfit you with the best fly fishing…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The Avery County Historical Museum is housed in the old Avery County Jail. Learn more about our rich history, or their…
Region: High Country
Marina is on the Intracoastal Waterway and offers transient and long-term dockage, launch service and dry storage.
Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
Rising 110 feet, Jockey's Ridge is the tallest active sand dune on the East Coast. Enjoy hiking, hang-gliding,…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Yadkin Valley General Store is a Pennsylvania Dutch style store. It has that old time feel that makes you want to slow…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Shop for a variety of items. Find many of western North Carolina’s finest artists, furniture makers and craftspeople. …
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Nautical decor, jewelry, pottery and art. Elegant handmade folding knives, table knives and more.
Located at the gateway to the Smokies, Frog Level Brewing makes beers that are distinctive in their attitude and…
A combination indoor/outdoor facility with more than 2,500 interior & 7,500 exterior sq ft of surface featuring…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Over 5,000 square feet of affordable English and American furniture, prints, china, silver, brass and copper. Largest…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
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