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The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
The Brunswick Islands offers 45 miles of beaches, where you can fill your day boating, fishing, dining, playing golf and a number of family-friendly activities.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
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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.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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.
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.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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 more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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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.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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.
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 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.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
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, Charlotte Region
Believed to be the oldest river in North America, canoeing past scenic rock outcrops, farmlands, woodlands; 26.5-mile…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
The nursery is open year-round and the pick-your-own seasons bring families and visitors to Smith's for fresh produce…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Sporty course that usually enables the golfer to score well. Hole No. 4 is a par 3 across a pond, and No.15 is a par-4…
Specializes in finely crafted ceramic forms, extraordinary vessels, and unique handmade tiles; custom tile…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Specializes in functional pottery including dinner and tableware handmade in more than 20 glazes.
Self-driven, fully-guided Jeep rentals that puts you in the driver’s seat. Once you have been briefed on the 4x4…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Explore, discover and experience the world of science, nature, animals and water at the Science Center!
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Welcome to the Columbus County Community Farmers Market - since 1998, one of the finest local markets in the area. The…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Self-guided float trips - using raft, tube, kayak, Funyak, ducks or canoes - down the scenic Tuckaseegee River Gorge.…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
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