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In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
The Brunswick Islands offers 45 miles of beaches, where you can fill your day boating, fishing, dining, playing golf and a number of family-friendly activities.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
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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 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.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.
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.
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.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
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.
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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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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.
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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Carowinds theme park in Charlotte offers more than 50 rides, from roller coasters to water slides. See more »
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
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.
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.
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Region: Charlotte Region
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The Lower Haw State Natural Area is the former Haw River Division of Duke Forest. It runs on both sides of the river…
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2000 square feet of antiques, art and collectibles. Large collection of reasonably priced fine art, traditional works,…
The challenging 71 par demands excellent course management and patience as water comes into play on 15 of the 18 holes.…
Almost 13,000 square feet of concrete that boasts something for everyone, from the beginner to the extreme.
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The Center is dedicated to the promotion of increased knowledge, awareness and understanding of issues related to…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Womancraft Fine Handcrafted Gifts is a unique artist-owned and artist-run gallery that specializes in gift items…
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