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Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit mountain mineral museums.
Play a round at Lake Lure Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
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.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
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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.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
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.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
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.
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.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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 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.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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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.
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.
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 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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, charming fishing villages, abundant seafood and sunny shores.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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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.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery offers a taste of Tuscany in Wilkes County
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Chimney Rock State Park offers spectacular views of Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. See more »
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
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Gallery featuring artwork, jewelry and crafts from local artisans. Shows scheduled throughout the year. Operated by the…
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Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
We offer photographs, jewelry, weaving and paintings by local artists. We also provide framing services.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The Arts Council is a nonprofit arts organization that supports visual, performing and liberal arts, as well as…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Open Wednesday - Saturday 12pm-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Producing home-style fruit wines; Muscadine, Blackberry,…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
13 outdoor courts and 8 indoor courts.
Cedar Creek Stables is a public horse back riding facility with trail rides, gem mining, fishing and picnic area.
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Features works by numerous artists in a variety of media.
Located in a circa 1920 filling station, attractively renovated into an art, antique and gift shop. Featuring…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Tanglewood showcases plant varieties from around the world. The rose garden in front of the manor house contains more…
North Carolina’s destination Harley-Davidson dealer since 1961 where you’ll find wonderful clothing and accessories.
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