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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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North Carolina is a sports fan’s dream. Play golf statewide or watch the pros at two PGA events held here annually. In addition, Pinehurst Resort hosted the 2014 PGA Men’s and Women’s U.S. Open Championships. Minor League Baseball teams play throughout the state. This is the birthplace of NASCAR, and the speedway in Concord hosts three major race weekends a year. You'll also find a range of pro sports here, including football and basketball in Charlotte and hockey in Raleigh.
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Play a round at Pinehurst No. 2 or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Visit Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Hall, and Childress, Petty and other team shops.
Root for the home team at NFL, NBA, NHL and Minor League Baseball games statewide.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
The North Carolina Golf Panel annually ranks the state’s top courses to help guide your choices when you come here to test your skills.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
One of the country’s most historic college tournaments brings more than 20 basketball games and hundreds of parties and social events in late February.
Though the cars and settings vary, you’ll find racing excitement and a chance to watch NASCAR’s future stars at short tracks across North Carolina.
Whether it’s a green guarded by boulders or a trout stream tumbling beside a fairway, golf is at its peak in the North Carolina mountains.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
Legendary Pinehurst No. 2 was carefully restored just in time to host the men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships in June 2014.
The Brunswick Islands are the ideal place for a family vacation that includes golf, with more than 30 top-rated courses ready to welcome you.
Cyclists are fond of our state because of the many scenic routes, bike tours, local clubs and annual rides that take you from the mountains to the coast.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
In the Piedmont, you can play one afternoon among the pines of the Sandhills and the next morning walk a fairway framed by towering hardwoods.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
From Asheville to Zebulon, Minor League Baseball fans can enjoy a warm breeze, the crack of a bat, and dozens of our finest craft beers.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
Experience the excitement of NASCAR not only at the track but also on Lake Norman, at the state's Auto Racing Hall of Fame and Red Rocks Café.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
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Our state is home to iconic college teams, pro basketball, football, hockey and racing, and sports museums and halls of fame you can visit year-round.
You'll find many things we're famous for near Asheboro and Lexington, including the Childress and Petty racing museums, the North Carolina Zoo and barbecue.
There’s plenty to do in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, including great golf that will make you feel smarter just by the connection to area universities.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
The Charlotte area, from its trendy neighborhoods and bustling city center to surrounding quaint towns, offers a variety of golfing and social activities.
In between rounds of golf in Beaufort, Morehead City and Emerald Isle, take strolls on quiet beaches, tour an old pirate ship or see wild horses roam.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
The Pinehurst area is steeped in golf history and tradition, but it’s also a place with deep historic roots dating as far back as the mid-1700s.
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The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
Bank of America Stadium, in Uptown Charlotte, is home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. See more »
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
North Carolina has an abundance of college and professional sports teams, and you’ll find memorabilia on display at halls of fame and collectors’ stores.
On the northern Outer Banks, a round of golf includes beautiful scenery, ocean and sound views, and courses suited to both novice and professional golfers.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
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Adagio is a musical term which means performed slowly and passionately. We named the vineyard and winery after Adagio…
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The Amish Trading Post has been a tradition of Amish built quality since 1995.
Park on the Neuse River. Site of the annual BBQ Festival on the Neuse and the summertime concert series Sand in the…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Eclectic home decor, jewelry and gifts.
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Come enjoy a day at the Spa at Skin Deep Spa.
From 1958-2011, the iconic Sunset Beach swing bridge linked the island and the mainland. The bridge and Tender house…
Region: Brunswick Islands
The Winston Cup Museum is a tribute to RJR's 33 year sponsorship of NASCAR and preserves NASCAR history and…
Specialty shopping in a unique atmosphere. “Slow down, stroll through Zak’s where you’ll find new items, antiques and…
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