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There are more than 130 breweries and brewpubs in North Carolina, which is more than any other Southern state.
Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit offbeat and one-of-a-kind museums and monuments.
Enjoy fall golf and an ever-present ocean breeze on coastal golf courses.
This tranquil beach destination located on our southeastern coast is a haven for anglers, boaters, campers and visitors looking to unwind.
The Triad cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point are rich in culture, with destinations that include wineries, shopping, golf and dining.
Discover the charm of this area’s art galleries, farm-to-fork dining, local craft breweries and natural attractions.
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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.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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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Carowinds theme park in Charlotte offers more than 50 rides, from roller coasters to water slides. See more »
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. See more »
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers panoramic views as far as 75 miles. See more »
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
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.
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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This 65,000-sq.-ft. museum features classical to contemporary works of art, including Duke’s permanent collections as…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
We are committed to bring beauty and richness into your life through the hands, heart and soul of our artisans and…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Yarn Shop is stocked with a wide variety of beautiful natural fiber yarns, accessories, high quality tools, and…
Pullen Arts Center offers specialty studio programs such as pottery and jewelry making, painting, printmaking, weaving,…
Food history, restaurant dish and myriad tastings along the way are served by chef/food writer Liz Biro. Thurs. & Sat.…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is located on 10 acres, with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Vineyard…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Recently added a paved walking and bicycle trail that follows the path of the Virginia Creeper train.
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Four indoor batting cages and two full-size basketball courts make this a children’s year-round sports center. NerWorks…
Located at Saunooke Village, the Museum highlights Cherokee’s past through displays of art and cultural items such as…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
This Hyde County lake is North Carolina’s largest natural lake. It averages only two feet in depth, but it is 18 miles…
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