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Enjoy glowing gardens, festive neighborhoods, decked-out downtowns and star-bright boat parades.
See Santa on the Chimney, feast your eyes on gingerbread houses and experience a Jonkonnu.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
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Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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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.
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.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Tweetsie Railroad family theme park in Blowing Rock
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery offers a taste of Tuscany in Wilkes County
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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Diggs Gallery is one of the South’s leading showcases dedicated to African and African-American art. The gallery is a…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The first public park in the United States solely devoted to Dr. King and the civil rights movement, it is bordered by…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Important shorebird habitat featuring a dynamic landscape of tidal flats, slat marshes, dunes, & ocean beaches. The…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Cheoah Point Recreational area has a beach, boat launch & campground. There is a gradual slope into the water with…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Play one of the hottest new courses in North Carolina. The course offers the feel of playing at the mountains, the…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The Lincoln Cultural Center is a cultural arts facility which features an historical museum, galleries, performance…
Horseback riding and gem mining along beautiful scenery.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The Depot is one of the most attractive, multi-purpose recreation facilities in the City. With recent renovation, the…
The Garner Performing Arts Center is a wonderful venue to host or attend a special event. The renovated auditorium…
We are a friendly, family oriented horse farm in Raleigh offering beginner and intermediate western riding lessons to…
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