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In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
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.
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.
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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.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
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.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
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 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.
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 Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
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.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
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.
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.
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.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
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.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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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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 steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
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
The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
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.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
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.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
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.
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.
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Sporty course that usually enables the golfer to score well. Hole No. 4 is a par 3 across a pond, and No.15 is a par-4…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Provides a challenge for all levels of player. Course boasts three par fives, four par threes, and eleven par fours.…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
18 holes, par 71, open Monday-Sunday 8am-7pm on 125 acres in historical Farmville.
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
One of Eastern North Carolina’s top-rated public golf courses designed by Gene Hamm. Annually recognized as one of Golf…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The Tradition Golf Club was designed by John Cassell, II and opened for play in 1996. This par 72 course has retained…
Region: Charlotte Region
For the racing enthusiasts or spectators, enjoy weekly racing programs and special events. Whether you like fast cars,…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Winner of the Best New Course in NC award for 2001. Davis Love, III’s first signature course in North Carolina.
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
At St. James Plantation, golf is played on 81 holes designed by some of the games most-celebrated names, such as…
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
18 holes/par 70. This Donald Ross course measures 6,600 yards from the championship tees. Byron Nelson won the fourth…
A private country club which allows visitors to the area to use by contacting the golf pro.
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
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