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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.
For a breathtaking experience, spend some time biking in the North Carolina mountains when the seasons are changing or coming into bloom.
Whether you’re looking for a daring adventure or a more relaxing escape, this coastal region offers a backdrop of incredible beauty.
From 5 Diamond Hotels to world-class museums, up-and-coming chefs and award-winning breweries, the desire for better is always here.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
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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.
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.
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.
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 Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
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.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
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 »
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
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 »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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This 18-hole course was designed by former US Open Champion David Graham. The course is very picturesque with varied,…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The only Harley-Davidson drag racing museum in the world, located on the second floor of one of the largest Harley…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
This course is encircled by the Blue Ridge Mountains and features tree-lined fairways and gently rolling slopes. The…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Five sets of tees to accommodate and challenge golfers of all skill levels. It includes bermuda fairways, immaculate…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Convenient to Wake Forest, nestled within historic Bethania, Long Creek Golf Club offers an affordable golf challenge.
Beautiful rolling farm land with extensive bridges and bulkhead. The course consists of big greens, a driving range,…
Oak Hills is short but tight. Accurate drives are a big plus. A player must cross water on 10 of the 18 holes.;Back…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Amenities include driving range, putting green, pro shop and snack bar.
The challenging 71 par demands excellent course management and patience as water comes into play on 15 of the 18 holes.…
Excellent location just outside of uptown Charlotte. Features Bermuda tees and fairways and bent-grass greens.…
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