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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.
Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
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.
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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.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
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.
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 has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
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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 Nowhere ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you want to venture farther, you have to do it by foot.
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.
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.
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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Chimney Rock State Park offers spectacular views of Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. See more »
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway
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
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
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
Tweetsie Railroad family theme park in Blowing Rock
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.
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.
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Hand-thrown stoneware both functional and decorative. Mon-Sat 10-5.
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Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
This gallery is located above the popular Cabarrus Creamery and showcases the work of local artists including…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Family owned vineyard and winery located on 33 acres nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Yadkin Valley. We…
Region: High Country
The Borden Building is one of two remaining buildings on the former campus of the Methodist Home for Children. What was…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The 469-mile parkway intersects Asheville at US25, 70 and 74, and NC 191. Craggy Gardens (MP 364, 25 miles north of…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
This hands-on museum is the perfect place to visit with young ones! Children enjoy art projects, exploring the kitchen,…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Designed by Ellis Maples, Reynolda Park Golf Course is located near the center of downtown Winston-Salem.
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
See 10 different, labeled plant collections, special garden displays and distinctive features within a 17-acre portion…
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For over twenty years, Oyster Bay has been a favorite choice for golfers. It is a true test of one’s mettle. It has…
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
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