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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.
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.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, charming fishing villages, abundant seafood and sunny shores.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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.
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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.
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte
Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro
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 »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery offers a taste of Tuscany in Wilkes County
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
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Browse through a backdrop of murals in the Downtown Arts District and experience numerous working studios, galleries…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Intriguing, expertly crafted and hauntingly beautiful, Images at the Crossroads is a richly hued masterpiece. Created…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Come experience the ultimate adventure. A one-hour hot air balloon ride over the Lake Norman area.
18 holes, par 71, open Monday-Sunday 8am-7pm on 125 acres in historical Farmville.
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
The Underwater Archaeology section of the NC Division of Archives and History operates this small museum with exhibits…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
This very special gallery is home to an extraordinary collection of fine American crafts, garden sculpture and…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Championship (6352 yards, 69.4 rating, 124 slope); Middle (5873 yards, 63.7 rating, 119 slope); Forward (4996 yards,…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Fish the waters off the Crystal Coast in our 44' Custom Carolina Sportfisher. Offshore or inshore - year-round.…
Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
Antique furniture, tools, clocks, glassware, primitives and much more. Open Friday and Saturday, other days by chance…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
We are a four season destination featuring tubing -- snow tubing in winter season and summer tubing on artificial turf…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
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