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See our beaches by ferry or from atop one of our historic coastal lighthouses.
North Carolina offers 400-plus golf courses across the state, and many champions have been drawn to our world-class designs.
Tour through award-winning vineyards, sample something new in a tasting room or try some popular wines at one of our festivals.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
The breathtaking views at our coastal destinations are only rivaled by the aromas and tastes exuding from the wineries and breweries.
The energy of the Charlotte region may have been sparked by its racing roots, but restaurants, nightlife and culture keep fueling the excitement.
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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.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
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.
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.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
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.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
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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.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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.
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 hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
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
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 is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
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.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
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.
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Bottomland hardwood forest. Provides a safe and legal canoe and kayak access to the Deep River.
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