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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.
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.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
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.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers panoramic views as far as 75 miles. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
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.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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Embrace the pace. Explore Island Farm, a living history site interpreting daily life on Roanoke Island in the…
“The richest mining property east of the Mississippi.” This was the message sent to England in the mid-1800s after gold…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The Blowing Rock is an immense cliff 4000 feet above sea level, over-hanging Johns River Gorge 3000 feet below. The…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
More than 5 miles of single track and 1 mile of greenway. Trails increase with difficulty the further you ride and are…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Birdsong Brewing is one of Charlotte’s newest microbreweries. Birdsong was founded in 2011 with a quest for better beer…
Ellis Maples mastered his craft under the guidance of legendary Donald Ross and then branched out to create some of…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
The Arts Council of Wilson manages two facilities: The Wilson Arts Center and the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. The Arts…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The Climbing Place is the largest indoor rock climbing facility in North Carolina. Great for kids and adults, The…
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