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Discover the Banker ponies that have roamed wild on our beaches for more than 400 years.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Savor local favorites from barbecue to Calabash seafood and Cheerwine to Krispy Kreme.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
Visit Cape Hatteras, stand where the Wright brothers took flight and watch wild horses run free along the shores of our northern coast.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
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From the highest mountains on the East Coast, to rolling hills and cityscapes, to 300 miles of beaches, you’ll find countless things to see and do in North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains are two of the most-visited attractions in the National Park Service, and Cape Hatteras holds the title of the country’s first national seashore. Unwind at award-winning spas or catch a performance of two of the nation’s longest-running outdoor dramas. Savor fresh seafood, local barbecue, and small-batch beer, wine and spirits. Or visit the past on Civil War trails and historic sites. However you define a great vacation, you’ll find it here.
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Discover iconic things to see and do all across North Carolina.
Visit museums, see film sites, meet local artisans and enjoy performing arts and nightlife.
Taste delicious local foods and raise a glass to award-winning craft beer, wine and moonshine.
Step back in time at historic sites, on pirate trails and with Cherokee traditions.
Find family fun at aquariums, farms, zoos, museums, and nature and amusement parks.
Bike, hike, surf, ski, paddle, hang glide, zip line, snow tube, visit waterfalls or take a scenic drive.
Enjoy romance and relaxation at our golf and luxury resorts and wedding destinations.
Play for fun or cheer on the pros at NASCAR races, extreme sporting events and games.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
This area in the Great Smoky Mountains is home to 250 waterfalls, including the highest in the East and some that starred in Hollywood movies.
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 has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
North Carolina, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.
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 the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
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This trip takes you on a trek to the top of Cold Mountain for breathtaking views, starting and ending in Asheville for a weekend of outdoor fun.
The Road to Nowhere ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you want to venture farther, you have to do it by foot.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
Just 45 minutes west of Winston-Salem, the Elkin area of the Yadkin Valley features world-class wineries perfect for a day trip or multiday wine trail.
Each of the wineries on this trail near Raleigh is family-owned and -operated and dripping with rich history dating back to the mid-1700s.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
Take a whirlwind tour of the outdoor adventure, craft beer and local art of the Land of Waterfalls, set to the music of the Crooked Pine Band.
History comes to life in Winston-Salem, where you'll find some of the nation's best-preserved colonial heritage sites at Historic Bethabara Park, Historic Bethania and Old Salem Museum & Gardens.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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Learn the history of the alpaca from the origin to the differences in colors and breeds. Then enjoy interacting with…
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Regions: Mountains, High Country
We offer year-round and seasonal beers available in our pub on draft or in bottles or growlers to take home. Our pub…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Southern Appalachian Brewery distributes craft-brewed ales. Conveniently located in downtown Hendersonville. Open…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Offers ball fields, playground, indoor swimming, classes, and other community team events. Trail head for Greenway…
Full service bead shop and handcrafted jewelry located in historic downtown West Jefferson.
First-run movies shown at 8:00PM nightly at this landmark theatre. Islanders know it’s THE place to be every week. $4…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, managed by the NC Botanical Garden.
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Kill Devil Hills
The Bird Store is a must when visiting The Outer Banks of NC! It is a shop in the “Old Nags Head” style chocked full of…
Interesting exploration location on the Newport River.
Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
Art Gallery in the Cowan Building on the campus of the historic Greensboro College. Features several exhibits annually.
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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