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Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
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.
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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, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
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.
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.
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.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
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.
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.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
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.
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.
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.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
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
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
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.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
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.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
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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Wheels Through Time is the museum that runs! We have the world’s premier collection of rare American vintage…
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Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Plant your feet within the walls of the Petty Family compound where 10 NASCAR championships and more than 250 race wins…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Naturally located on a hilly terrain with a wide, unmatched topographical range, the highest vantage points lead to a…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
The 9-hole executive course at Red Bird Golf Links highlights the best of North Carolina golf. Designed by Reid Horne;…
Players enjoy a beautiful backdrop and use almost all of their clubs with this challenging layout - excellent greens…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Completely renovated in 1999, the East Course is a traditional parkland layout, carved through the pristine forest,…
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
Tree-lined course built in 1912. Full line of golf equipment. Banquet and meeting rooms available.;Championship (6684…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
A mountain course in the Piedmont! The perfect shot-makers course with Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens.;Back…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Beautiful Ellis Maples Design- Hosted 2004 Hooters Pro Golf Tour- 2003 NC State Four Ball Championship
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Every golfer can enjoy regardless of handicap, and it emphasizes strategic play with the demands on players escalating…
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