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Take in a baseball game at renowned ballparks in Asheville and Durham; watch world-class horse shows in Mill Spring; and cheer on the Charlotte Hornets during their playoff run.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
Our resorts and spas are honored frequently by travel publications and are idyllic spots for romantic getaways, relaxation weekends and weddings.
An area rich in history and culture, this region also is home to furniture making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, stay at a top-notch resort or cozy cabin, and hike trails including the highest peaks in the East.
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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.
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.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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.
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.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
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.
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.
The Charlotte area, from its trendy neighborhoods and bustling city center to surrounding quaint towns, offers a variety of golfing and social activities.
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Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
Bank of America Stadium, in Uptown Charlotte, is home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. See more »
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 »
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
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
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
Tryon International Equestrian Center hosts free events, including horse shows, festivals and concerts. See more »
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
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.
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.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
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.
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A natural area between urban communities where wildlife,vegetation,and streams are preserved and enjoyed. Paved and…
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Region: High Country
Located at the gateway to the Smokies, Frog Level Brewing makes beers that are distinctive in their attitude and…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
In 1925, Lemuel Lanier Drake created the Ansonia Amusement Company and built the Ansonia Theatre, a vaudeville theatre.…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The Historic New River winds through Boone, offering a meandering stream in places and a river for canoeing and inner…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Horseback Riding in the Pisgah National Forest. 1-3 hour rides offered.
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
OBX Sports and Outfitters is committed to providing high quality sports-related merchandise to our community here in…
Region: Outer Banks & Currituck
We have t-shirts, jewelry, wallets and gifts for the whole family. We carry GirlieGirl shirts, John Deere boots,…
Located in the antique barn and train shop is a seven-mile train consisting of 65 modules. Features mountains, bridges,…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Located in the heart of Welcome is the gallery for Hummingbird artist Dempsey Essick.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Neuse River Walk/Town Commons is along Front Street. Walking tour brochures at the Downtown Smithfield Development…
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