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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
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.
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.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
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.
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.
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.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
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.
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.
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.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
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.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
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.
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.
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.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
The Charlotte area, from its trendy neighborhoods and bustling city center to surrounding quaint towns, offers a variety of golfing and social activities.
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.
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The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
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
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
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
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
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.
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.
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.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
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The best investment in your family’s future is a visit to the past. At Tryon Palace, you can participate in a living…
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Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
The USO opened its doors in 1942 in Jacksonville. It has remained a haven for military and military families for the…
Region: Topsail Area
Join us for an afternoon relaxing on our porches with a glass of wine or cider and enjoying our gardens or picnicking…
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Regions: Mountains, High Country
Voted “Best Public Golf Course in North Carolina” by Charlotte’s Best magazine as well as one of the “Top 10 New Golf…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The Eno River Farmers Market in historic downtown Hillsborough offers farm fresh produce, cheese, meat, eggs, baked…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Bike Rentals: $15/day or $40/week, $10 delivery/pick up fee
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit, volunteer-based store that creates opportunities for artisans in developing…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Features seven sand volleyball courts; nine sets of horseshoe pits; an asphalt path system for walkers, in-line skaters…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Manufacturer of model trains and accessories.
Region: Charlotte Region
Associated Artists provides exhibition opportunities for beginning and professional artists. Located in the Milton…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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