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Discover the Banker ponies that have roamed wild on our beaches for more than 400 years.
Savor local favorites from barbecue to Calabash seafood and Cheerwine to Krispy Kreme.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Visit Cape Hatteras, stand where the Wright brothers took flight and watch wild horses run free along the shores of our northern coast.
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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 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.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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.
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.
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.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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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.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
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
Chimney Rock State Park offers spectacular views of Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. See more »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
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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A 35-ft. tower located in downtown Boone, with over 4,000 square feet of climbing surface. Offering belay services and…
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Regions: Mountains, High Country
Floyd’s City Barber Shop is a real-life barber shop. Owner Russell Hiatt use to cut Andy Griffith’s hair. Russell has a…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Welcome to Bee Global, a working candle studio offering handcrafted beeswax creations. Since 1996, we have combined…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Make a splash at Dan River Adventures! Fun for the whole family. Tubing trips, kayak trips and canoe trips. All trips…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Art gallery featuring local artist Sherry Williams Thurston. Sherry is a prominent North Carolina artist, especially…
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Regions: Coast, Topsail Area
Visual Art Exchange is a gallery and artists association located in historic City Market. VAE offers monthly group…
Known as “The Gem Capital of the World,” Emerald Hollow Mine provides an educational, fun experience for both young and…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Located eight miles southwest of Asheboro, this 18-hole course, designed by Mike Strantz, was voted 7th Hardest Course…
Roanoke Island Festival Park’s Museum Store celebrates 400 years of Outer Banks history with “How To” demonstrations,…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
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