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Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
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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.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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.
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 Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages 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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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.
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 Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
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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.
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
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
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Gallery featuring the works of more than 70 local potters and craftsmen.
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
This beautiful park offers recreational opportunities for everyone. It includes a 1911 Gustave A. Dentzel Menagerie…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
A 1,000-seat performing arts space and banquet rooms for nearly 300. Featuring performances as part of the DeWitt…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Sluggers offers batting cages, summer baseball, parties that include horseshoes, ping pong and tokens for the batting…
A one-of-a-kind indoor water park featuring a giant slide, lazy river, vortex pool, and water playground. For the more…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Ashe Park was developed in 1973 on 65 acres of land. Here you may find yourself enjoying several different types of…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
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The Bridal & Pageant Connection specializes in evening wear for special occasions including military balls, weddings,…
Troopers is a family owned and operated military surplus store, with military goods and other merchandise at…
The gardens feature a collection of North American native plant material in an informal landscape design, for education…
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