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For a breathtaking experience, spend some time biking in the North Carolina mountains when the seasons are changing or coming into bloom.
On North Carolina’s glorious “Golf Coast,” manicured courses and beautiful beaches set the stage for a first-rate golf vacation.
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.
Whether you’re looking for a daring adventure or a more relaxing escape, this coastal region offers a backdrop of incredible beauty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
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 Brunswick Islands are the ideal place for a family vacation that includes golf, with more than 30 top-rated courses ready to welcome you.
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.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
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.
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.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
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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.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
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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Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
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
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
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
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 course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
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.
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.
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.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
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Visit the Stokes County Arts Gallery on Main Street in historic Danbury, and enjoy the work of our local talented…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Antiques, Silver, China, Objects of Art
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Located south of Table Rock in the wilderness area. The 400 foot wall presents classic face and crack climbs on the…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Revitalized railroad district, named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Frog Level has its own…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Organized in 1866 and founded in 1875, the congregation was led for many years by Dr. Augustus Shepard, father of NCCU…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
North Shore Golf & Country Club is located along the Intracoastal Waterway on the North Carolina coast.
Region: Topsail Area
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday May - October; eight miles east of Boone.
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See 10 different, labeled plant collections, special garden displays and distinctive features within a 17-acre portion…
Located in the rolling hills next to Puppy Creek, Bayonet offers a wide variety for golfers of all skill levels.…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
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