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Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
North Carolina offers 400-plus golf courses across the state with temperatures that allow play year-round.
With roots in moonshine, several distillers continue the tradition of making white whiskey, as well as vodka, gin and rum.
The greater Topsail area is one of three quieter beach destinations on the southeast coast of North Carolina.
The Triad cities and their neighboring towns are rich in history and culture.
This area is an outdoor playground year-round, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
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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.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
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.
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Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
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.
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.
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 road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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 Nowhere ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you want to venture farther, you have to do it by foot.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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Carowinds theme park in Charlotte offers more than 50 rides, from roller coasters to water slides. See more »
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
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.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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Nestled in Downtown Jefferson, Foster Tyson Park offers a peaceful place for individuals and families to walk with its…
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Regions: Mountains, High Country
Sycamore Farms Sheep Farm guided tour of a real working sheep farm.
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
For more than 20 years, High Point Furniture Sales has represented over 150 of America's finest manufacturers.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Visitors to the World Methodist Museum will see history come to life as the Museum unveils the story of John Wesley,…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Discover a beach surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Welcome to the Beach at Lake Lure. Relax under…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Specialty shopping in a unique atmosphere. “Slow down, stroll through Zak’s where you’ll find new items, antiques and…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Ever wonder how man’s alphabets and languages developed? This museum explores ancient alphabets from around the world…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
A fine art and contemporary craft gallery featuring NC pottery, regional paintings, hand blown glass, tiles, wood, and…
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Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Formerly known as Plantation Golf Club. 4-1/2 star rating from Golf Digest. Ranked #2 in the Sandhills by our local PGA…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Outer Banks Speedway is home to several racing events all throughout the year!
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