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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.
North Carolina offers 400-plus golf courses across the state, and many champions have been drawn to our world-class designs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
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It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
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 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
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The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
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
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
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
You'll find Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and 1,000 more manufacturers at this one-stop furniture destination.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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.
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.
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Regions: Coast, Topsail Area
Santa’s Land Fun Park & Zoo offers family fun with a Christmas theme. In addition to rides, visit Santa and his elves,…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Family owned and operated, the orchard grows 12 varieties of apples and other fruits. The Farm Market offers fresh…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Visit an antebellum plantation house and stroll along a “village street” of historic structures, including the…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The Oakboro Railroad Museum is a new facility constructed in the same location as the previous train depot. The Museum…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Play 18 holes in an enjoyable atmosphere featuring beautiful, well-kept greens. Electric and pull carts available.…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Located on the 3rd floor above the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh, the North Carolina Sports Hall…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
More than 110 acres of themed gardens, a dozen sparkling fountains and a grassy outdoor amphitheater for concerts and…
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North Mills River Recreational Area is part of Pisgah National Forest and located in Henderson County, just 13 miles…
Owned by Ben and Kim Myers, the Yadkin Valley Wine Company produces a line of wines under the Fruit Crate Wine Label.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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