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North Carolina offers 400-plus golf courses across the state, and many champions have been drawn to our world-class designs.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop one of our historic coastal lighthouses.
Tour through award-winning vineyards, sample something new in a tasting room or try some popular wines at one of our festivals.
The energy of the Charlotte region may have been sparked by its racing roots, but restaurants, nightlife and culture keep fueling the excitement.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
The breathtaking views at our coastal destinations are only rivaled by the aromas and tastes exuding from the wineries and breweries.
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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.
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.
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.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
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.
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.
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 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
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 Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
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 »
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
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
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 Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
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Adventurous class 111 Whitewater rafting trips on the Nantahala river. Half-day and full-day trips available. Guided or…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Beau Rivage Golf & Resort offers guests in-suite accommodations, space for in and outdoor wedding ceremonies,…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Walking tour of 30 sculptures depicting the history of downtown Asheville.
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
In the heart of Downtown Greensboro, featuring a half-acre of lawns surrounding a spectacular fountain, a pavilion for…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Located in historic uptown Wadesboro, Price’s Place is a collector’s delight, offering pottery and antiques from the…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
When in Halifax County, don’t miss a trip to Wildwood Learning Farm, only 20 minutes from Louisburg, Rocky Mount or…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Prepare yeself for a party alike no other! Hoist a pint or three in old Wilmingtons most actively haunted pubs. Hear…
One of the region’s largest indoor malls, Hanes Mall features more than 200 stores. Shopping mainstays like Belk,…
A contemporary fine art and craft gallery featuring the work of distinguished regional and local artists.
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Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
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