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Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
Play a round at Lake Lure Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit mountain mineral museums.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Tour the Historic River District, board Battleship North Carolina, and enjoy the surf and sand at Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee 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.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
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.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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, 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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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.
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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
Ready to experience The Hunger Games? You’ve come to the right place. The road to Panem starts and ends here, where the movie was filmed.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, charming fishing villages, abundant seafood and sunny shores.
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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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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.
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.
Tweetsie Railroad family theme park in Blowing Rock
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery offers a taste of Tuscany in Wilkes County
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
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Specializes in unique functional contemporary pottery with an Oriental influence including altered, carved, stamped and…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
A monument honoring the living veterans of the United States. The monument consists of 6 flags, the US flag, and one…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Just Claying Around is a creative experience great for family, groups or to make a special someone something equally as…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
See the Silk Hope restored historic village with our most recent addition, the renovated Blacksmith Shop featuring Silk…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Picnic areas with grills, group picnic shelters, lighted softball field and tennis courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball…
Built in 1850, Amity Church is one of Hyde County’s architectural treasurers and the best example of a Greek Revival…
Specializes in wheel-turned and slab-constructed pottery featuring crystalline serving trays and high-fired stoneware…
Located in the Historic Post Office in Uptown Shelby, the Arts Center provides year-round, rotating exhibits and…
Come to Downtown Brevard and discover our beautiful sculpture trail! All sculptures are by local artists and include…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The Edenton Yacht Club sponsors and hosts many boating activities on Edenton Bay throughout the year
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
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