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Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
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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.
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.
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 has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
Legendary Pinehurst No. 2 has been carefully restored just in time to host the men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships in 2014.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
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, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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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.
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.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
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Representing 500 American artisans, New Morning Gallery is one of the country’s top destinations for fine crafts.…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
The Richard Caswell Memorial rests on the banks of the Neuse River and tells stories that span two American wars. There…
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Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Rolling sand hills;Championship (6575 yards, 71.7 rating, 126 slope); Back (69.5 rating, 123 slope); Middle (5598…
The first zipline canopy in the Nantahala Gorge area of western North Carolina through the 20 acres of Falling Waters…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The Anson County Arts Council Gallery encourages local artists to showcase their art mediums and the Gallery a wide…
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Historic Hertford, incorporated in 1758, features waterfront homes and parks, antique and gift shops, cafes. A…
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Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Have fun at Kids@Play, our 1700 sq. ft. play space, enjoying rotating exhibits, programs & classes and unique…
Enjoy three walkabout loops in downtown: Riverside, Old Lumberton, and Plaza Loops.
Walk the streets of Lumberton amid…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
With the start of its new season, the Surry Arts Council has changed the name of the Downtown Cinema Theatre on 142 N.…
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