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The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
The Brunswick Islands offers 45 miles of beaches, where you can fill your day boating, fishing, dining, playing golf and a number of family-friendly activities.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
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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.
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 Brunswick Islands are the ideal place for a family vacation that includes golf, with more than 30 top-rated courses ready to welcome you.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
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.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
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.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
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.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
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.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
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.
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The Charlotte area, from its trendy neighborhoods and bustling city center to surrounding quaint towns, offers a variety of golfing and social activities.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
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.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
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.
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.
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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Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
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.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
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.
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.
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Gentle rolling fairways with small but ample greens. Challenging but not extremely difficult. Great condition.
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Pinehurst No. 5 possesses an interesting variety of holes, long and short par fours, uphill and downhill approach…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Founded by BMX pro rider Daniel Dhers, the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex is the largest family-oriented,…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Jefferson Landing is perfect for romantic getaways, golf outings, business retreats and just plain relaxation. As a…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
In the heart of Cannon Village in Earnhardt’s hometown of Kannapolis, Dale’s boyhood friends and neighbors celebrate…
Region: Charlotte Region
University-owned public 18-hole golf course designed by architect Tom Fazio and his associates. Each hole has five tee…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Born to be a different breed of golf, this Tim Cate layout winds throughout a massive nature preserve. Featuring…
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
Original Wake Forest College course where Arnold Palmer played when he attended school there.;Championship (5704 yards,…
Championship (5665 yards, 66 rating); Middle (5263 yards, 64 rating); Forward (4370 yards, 68 rating); ;par 70,…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Voted toughest public course. Voted best neighborhood golf course by Charlotte’s Best magazine in 1997. Yardmark…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
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