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Visit Biltmore, Battleship North Carolina and more than 35 state and national historic sites.
Play a round at Nags Head Golf Links or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Meet craftspeople as captivating as the pottery, glass, sculptures and woodcarvings they create.
Pair Revolutionary and Civil War historic sites with local flavor ranging from fine dining and craft beer to muscadine wine and barbecue.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
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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.
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.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
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.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
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.
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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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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.
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Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Chimney Rock State Park offers spectacular views of Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. See more »
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery offers a taste of Tuscany in Wilkes County
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
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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Specializes in finely crafted ceramic forms, extraordinary vessels, and unique handmade tiles; custom tile…
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Saturdays from 8 am - 12 pm. Rain or Shine. Where all the cool cows buy their flowers, herbs and pies!
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Features 42,000 square feet of event space; 308 spacious two-room suites; an 11-story atrium with water features; the…
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The Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State University is an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. This 18-hole, 6,915-yard,…
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Established (48 years) Gift Shop. Carrying Souvenirs, Moccasins, Fenton Glass, Candles, Flags, Handpainted Items,…
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Former home (1926-94) of the famous Durham Bulls and film location for the movie “Bull Durham.” Now a Minor League…
This is a working artist who has recently designed his new studio and gallery and is a master at pottery.
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