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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.
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 more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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.
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.
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.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
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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Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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.
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.
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 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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Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
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
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.
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.
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The newest craft brewery in Western North Carolina, Beech Mountain Brewing Co.will be open year round to serve skiers,…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Hand-turned miniatures 1/2 to 2 inches. Functional pieces with sgraffito landscape designs. Tues-Sat 9-5.
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Neat treasures under one roof in a marketplace venue that would be a fun experience for any shopper!
An eclectic mix…
Triple S Ranch is dedicated to providing visitors with a facility that is ideal for individuals, groups and families…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The course is relatively short with greens about 5,000 square feet. Most fairways are tree-lined, some are open. Five…
Local outfitter specializing in trout fishing on the Davidson River.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
A sustainable 165 year old family farm offering tours and workshops featuring hops, blueberries, medicinal herbs,…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Outer Banks Speedway is home to several racing events all throughout the year!
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Gallery featuring local ceramic artists including wood works, glasswares, and fiber mediums; also local pottery from…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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