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Ski, snowboard, ice skate, snow tube and sled at nearly a dozen mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Take a stroll along beautiful beaches, enjoy shopping and dining, experience breathtaking sunsets and see why Wilmington was voted “Best American Riverfront.”
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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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
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.
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 has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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.
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.
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The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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 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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. See more »
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
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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Art shows and concerts are held throughout the year at the Arts Center, administered and overseen by the Madison County…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Although only 10 minutes from Charlotte, Crystal Springs will take you on a secluded round of golf through two states…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Epiphany Boutique has the latest in chic fashions for every style and season. Featuring the hottest trends in unique…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Twin City Stage performs six main stage shows each season, four as straight plays (non-musicals) and two as musicals.…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Get close to nature by visiting Charlotte Nature Museum, located in one of the Charlotte community’s finest residential…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
There are more than 250 scenic waterfalls in Transylvania County, “Land of the Waterfalls.” Many of the falls are…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The course is relatively short with greens about 5,000 square feet. Most fairways are tree-lined, some are open. Five…
Welcome to the Columbus County Community Farmers Market - since 1998, one of the finest local markets in the area. The…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Enjoy exhibits on the area’s past and present culture, including prehistoric and Tuscarora Indian artifacts, tobacco…
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