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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina, home to more than 400 golf courses.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Across the state, people are seeking out food grown locally, which is why there’s a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants in every region.
Along these beaches, see relics from Blackbeard’s ship, meet playful otters, watch wild horses, climb a lighthouse and more.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
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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.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
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.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
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.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
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 North Carolina Golf Panel annually ranks the state’s top courses to help guide your choices when you come here to test your skills.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
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
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
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.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
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Your outdoor adventure store at the entrance to the Pisgah National Forest. Biking, hiking and the Pisgah Tavern.
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
A visit to historic Oxford is not complete unless it includes a stop at Stovall’s Gifts.
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
We provide the equipment, no admission fee! Find beautiful emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts, garnets, topaz and…
Solstice Cycles is a full-service bicycle shop offering a broad range of road, mountain, comfort and kids bikes. We…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Located at the gateway to the Smokies, Frog Level Brewing makes beers that are distinctive in their attitude and…
Indo Jax conducts Surf and Kiteboard lessons At Wrightsville, Carolina, and Topsail beach. We also offer week-long…
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Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Lakeside housekeeping cottages on Fontana lake. The housekeeping cottages are one room with two double beds in the…
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40-slip marina-floating docks with 30 & 50 amp electrical service.
Region: Brunswick Islands
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