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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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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.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
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.
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.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
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.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
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.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
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From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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.
The Charlotte area, from its trendy neighborhoods and bustling city center to surrounding quaint towns, offers a variety of golfing and social activities.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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 NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
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
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
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 Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
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.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
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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Local artist specializing in glass art. Rob Levin is an internationally known glass artist who lives and works near…
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Region: High Country
Full-service spa: hair, nails, facials, and massage.
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Located across the street from Jockeys Ridge State Park, the largest live sand dune on the East Coast. Also located in…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Eighteen holes of championship golf. Semi-private facility. Best greens around Charlotte. Pen links-dominant bentgrass…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Many great treasures to be found from years past. Come in and check us out.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The ultimate in ladies shoes and accessories. A boutique specializing in personalized customer service.
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Ashe County, Blue Ridge Parkway, Art educational facility - classes available
Re-creates an authentic 18th-century Indian community. Cherokee artisans and guides demonstrate and explain the arts…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Situated in the Little River Valley, you'll find waterfalls and 80 miles of roads and trails wandering through…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Featuring a picnic shelter with tables and grills, outdoor basketball court, playground and multi-purpose field.
Region: Charlotte Region
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