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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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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.
Kayak, boat, paddleboard, scuba dive and more on our beaches, lakes and rivers.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
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.
The High Country offers some of the best mountain biking trails in the state. With peaks of 5,500 feet, the thrill of biking here is hard to beat.
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.
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.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
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.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
Test your driving distance when you take on two of the world’s longest golf holes – one in the Brunswick Islands and one in Black Mountain.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
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.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
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.
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See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
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.
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The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
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.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
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.
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Originally built in 1897 as a combined Atlantic Coast Line passenger and freight depot, the Fair Bluff Depot Museum has…
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Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Frog Holler Wine Tours is now offering wine and vineyard tours to our guests and anyone from the general public over…
Region: High Country
At St. James Plantation, golf is played on 81 holes designed by some of the games most-celebrated names, such as…
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
Latta Equestrian Center features show grounds, guided trail rides, horseback riding lessons, and a tack shop at Latta…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports is a guided hunt and sporting clay shooting destination. Hunts include mallards, quail and…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Prices Creek General Store has what you need for fishing, hunting, and hiking.
Enjoy swimming, cable water-skiing, sandy beaches, paintball games, mountain bike and trails, playgrounds, picnic…
This is the most unique gift store and gallery for dog lovers that you’ll ever visit! The Outer Barks offers gifts for…
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Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Built on one of the highest points in Davidson County, with Crenshaw bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways over-seeded…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
One of the top venues for original live music in the Triangle, with performances ranging from local bands to national…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
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