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Ski, snowboard, ice skate, snow tube and sled at nearly a dozen mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Take a stroll along beautiful beaches, enjoy shopping and dining, experience breathtaking sunsets and see why Wilmington was voted “Best American Riverfront.”
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
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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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Learn to ski or snowboard, visit museums and wineries, or plan an offseason trip to the beach.
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 in Hickory and High Point, find upscale fashion in Charlotte and Raleigh, and catch deals at outlet malls across the state.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop Cape Hatteras and other coastal lighthouses.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
Kids grow up fast, and the memories they and their parents hold dear often come from family trips. Here’s a list of things to do they’ll never forget.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
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The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
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 »
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. 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
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
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.
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.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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Founded in 1876 as the first cemetery for African-Americans in Durham. Margaret Faucette, founder of White Rock Baptist…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
In a world of sameness, Hofman Studios offers you something truly unique. Visit the gallery and working studio to view…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Every show, whether it is country, bluegrass, good-time oldies, gospel, comedy, celebrity tributes, or The Neuse River…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
A rich collection of more than 300,000 books, music recordings, video tapes, DVD’s, periodicals, newspapers, and 30…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Cedar Creek Gallery, winner of the Governor's Award for Excellence, offers for sale the work of more than 200 of…
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Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Educational water treatment facility. Tours are available by appointment so please call ahead.
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Local area artists feature their fine arts and crafts in this unique cooperative gallery.
Region: High Country
Jay Rotbergs varied life has ranged from work in institutions for the handicapped to teaching at Boston University and…
Stores located in Cross Creek Plaza, Office Max, Hobby Lobby, Baskin Robins, and more including several restaurants.
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Beautiful gift shop with Vera Bradley, hobo purses, Mary Frances purses, jewelry and collectibles, Department 56,…
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