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Visit our winter sports resorts to enjoy the highest ski peak in the East and the gentlest of beginner slopes.
It's no surprise to find a rich history of aviation in the place where flight began.
Start with a sunrise and end with a sunset, which is one of the unique features of the Brunswick Islands.
This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey through art exhibits, museums and outdoor drama.
The energy of the Charlotte region may have been sparked by its racing roots, but restaurants, nightlife and culture keep fueling the excitement.
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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.
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.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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 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.
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.
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.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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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 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.
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 road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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 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.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery offers a taste of Tuscany in Wilkes County
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
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 »
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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Vintage finds & local treasures, NC peanuts, jams, pickles, ciders, and soaps. Local handmade cutting boards & bird…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
We offer photographs, jewelry, weaving and paintings by local artists. We also provide framing services.
Body Balance carries a line of yoga and fitness accessories, mats, blankets, blocks, and CDs. Classes in Yoga, Tai-Chi…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Take a step back in time and visit Martin Supply in downtown Williamston. From hoop cheese to locally made jams,…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Four-star rating from Golf Digest. Bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways. Picturesque stone bridges built amidst 1,500…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
We are a 132-acre rifle, pisto, and archery range facility with three retail stores on site. We offer a complete…
Regions: Coast, Topsail Area
Specializes in wheel-turned and slab-constructed pottery featuring crystalline serving trays and high-fired stoneware…
Enjoy the glide of an environmentally friendly Segway Personal Transporter with Moving Sidewalk Tours, Asheville’s only…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Factory closeouts, overstocks and showroom samples. Discover something different. Custom furniture available and…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Built by German immigrant Michael Braun in 1766, this two-story Georgian-style house is the oldest structure in Rowan…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
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