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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.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
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.
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 a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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.
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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This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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.
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 road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
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.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
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The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery offers a taste of Tuscany in Wilkes County
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
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.
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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Handmade pottery by Michael Mahan. Tree platters, meditation bells, dinnerware, and southwestern glaze. Contemporary,…
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Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
At Atlantic Brew Supply, we hope that you will make us your home for all your professional craft brew hardware needs.…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Self-guided walking tour of the Henderson Downtown Historic District which is listed in the National Register of…
Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for the…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Display of artifacts reflecting life on the farm and in textile mills in late 18th and eary 19th century Rutherford…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Canoe, Kayak, Rafting--all types of paddling trips. Area outfitters provide canoe, white water canoe, sea kayak, and…
The museum represents all genres of music and recognizes hundreds of musicians, producers, music executives and writers…
Region: Charlotte Region
18-hole mini golf course, video arcade, gem mining. Open mid-April through October, 9am - midnight.
This 124 acre park features a large and new playground area, picnic shelters, outdoor basketball courts, lighted tennis…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Specializes in handmade decorative porcelain in rare crystalline glazes, gas-fired stoneware and hand-turned,…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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