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Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
Play a round at Pine Needles Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, and hike, ski and snowboard the highest peaks in the East.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
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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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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.
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.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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, 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.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
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.
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Specializes in traditional wood-fired salt-glazed, Raku and horse hair pottery. We also accept commissioned pieces.
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Picturesque mill house located on a 132 acres of pond which winds back into areas with abundant wildlife and indigenous…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Ardmore was merely cornfields until about 1915. Created as an influential middle-class neighborhood, it is dotted with…
This 18-hole course was designed by former US Open Champion David Graham. The course is very picturesque with varied,…
Flowers, plants and delightful gift items to please everyone
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Handcrafted reclaimed and unique woods (wormy chestnut, heart pine, barn oak, wormy oak, poplar, black cherry,…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
A 50,000-acre lake bordering North Carolina & Virginia with more than 800 miles of shoreline. Kerr Lake offers fishing,…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
For more than 40 years, this award-winning theater has been delighting audiences with elaborate musicals, comedies and…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Handcrafted wines full of Southern tradition. Join us in our tasting room with our solid walnut-top tasting bar or…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Ice skating open to the public at select times throughout the week and weekend.
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