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For a breathtaking experience, spend some time biking in the North Carolina mountains when the seasons are changing or coming into bloom.
Hike or go horseback riding, ride a bike through the countryside or rock climb, take a flatwater paddle — there’s plenty to do outdoors here.
On North Carolina’s glorious “Golf Coast,” manicured courses and beautiful beaches set the stage for a first-rate golf vacation.
Whether you’re looking for a daring adventure or a more relaxing escape, this coastal region offers a backdrop of incredible beauty.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
From 5 Diamond Hotels to world-class museums, up-and-coming chefs and award-winning breweries, the desire for better is always here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
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.
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.
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.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
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.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
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.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
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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.
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.
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.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
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.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
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.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
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A 1,600-seat performing arts facility presenting a professional artist series September through May. Broadway musicals…
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Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
The refuge contains North Carolinas largest natural lake, Lake Mattamuskeet, its prominent feature. Measuring 7 miles…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Provides Hot Air Balloon rides.
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The Dismal Swamp Trail is a 3 mile asphalt trail, between Hwy 17 and the Dismal Swamp Canal. This path weaves among the…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Visit www.greatmountainmusic.com for upcoming schedule.
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Greater Coastal Canine offers a complete dog store and training center. From a large selection of holistic foods,…
Region: Outer Banks & Currituck
This building houses steam pumpers and an extensive collection of early fire-fighting equipment along with rare…
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The challenging 71 par demands excellent course management and patience as water comes into play on 15 of the 18 holes.…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The finest contemporary showroom in North Carolina, offering living room, bedroom, dining room, and an excellent…
With 250 acres, Greenfield Lake Park and Gardens is the perfect way to spend the day outdoors. With plenty of space for…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
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