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Hike or go horseback riding, ride a bike through the countryside or rock climb, take a flatwater paddle — there’s plenty to do outdoors here.
On North Carolina’s glorious “Golf Coast,” manicured courses and beautiful beaches set the stage for a first-rate golf vacation.
For a breathtaking experience, spend some time biking in the North Carolina mountains when the seasons are changing or coming into bloom.
From 5 Diamond Hotels to world-class museums, up-and-coming chefs and award-winning breweries, the desire for better is always here.
Whether you’re looking for a daring adventure or a more relaxing escape, this coastal region offers a backdrop of incredible beauty.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
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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.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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.
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.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
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.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
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The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
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.
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.
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Step back in time with the Battleship North Carolina! Moored in quiet dignity and majesty, the battleship beckons you…
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Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Climb rugged peaks rising 800 feet above the surrounding countryside and watch raptors soar in the wind currents. The…
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Region: Charlotte Region
Boiling Spring Lakes
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
The challenging 71 par demands excellent course management and patience as water comes into play on 15 of the 18 holes.…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The former mid-century car dealership is Durham's largest music venue with a 500-person capacity. Features nationally…
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Head Brewer Billy Klingel started brewing beer in his garage in the 1990s. Several test batches later Oyster House…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Stork News Children’s Boutique has been helping Cumberland County announce newborns since 1984. They offer a selection…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Antique mall featuring more than 125 dealers in 35,000 square feet of space in the heart of downtown Asheboro.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Just outside of the hustle and bustle and miles from your troubles, 401 Par Golf Inc. sits among rolling hills…
Crafting fine wine is a labor of love at Mountain Brook Vineyards. Our vintages are small to produce the highest…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
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Enjoy an authentic coastal experience on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, with waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches. From…
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