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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
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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.
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.
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 has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
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 more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
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.
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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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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 Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
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.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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.
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Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
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.
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Located across Taylor's Creek from historic downtown, the Reserve's estuarine ecosystem is protected for research,…
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Region: Crystal Coast
Constructed by the College of Engineering, the NCSU Solar House serves as a resource for industry, citizens and…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
We offer organic and wheat-/corn-free dog treats, bakery treatsm great toys, shampoos, harnesses and collars. Plus…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
The oldest and largest winery in the South has been producing award-winning wines for more than three generations. Free…
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Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Greensboro’s minor league baseball park - NewBridge Bank Park - is the home of the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers,…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Kitty Hawk Kites is a North Carolina based adventure and retail leader, and home to the largest hang gliding school in…
Region: Outer Banks & Currituck
Fine wine retail shop. Relaxing patio wine bar. Live music on weekends. Lots of good music, fun, & food.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
During berry season pick your own delicious blackberries, black and red raspberies, blueberries and more. Clean, mowed,…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Pure Popcorn offers over 50 flavors of delightful popcorn!
Region: Charlotte Region
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