Ski, snowboard, ice skate and snow tube at 10 mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Dine on delicious homegrown foods in scenic settings from the city to the country.
Browse luxury brands, vintage specialties and one-of-a-kind antiques at shops statewide.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
Play a round in the Home of American Golf, visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, and explore nature trails and historic sites.
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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.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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.
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.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
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.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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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Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
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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Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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.
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.
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Shop more than 1,000 furniture lines under one roof at Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Cars aren't allowed on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Chimney Rock State Park offers spectacular views of Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. See more »
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Pinehurst Resort will host the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery offers a taste of Tuscany in Wilkes County
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
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The Bayside Marina and Grill hosts fishing tournaments, fishing guide service, fishing off bank and also serves lunch…
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As the Carolinas' premier shopping destination, SouthPark offers an experience like no other. SouthPark is home to one…
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Each year, the Gregg presents a series of changing exhibitions of the finest regional, national and international…
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Beautiful historic market building housing an eclectic collection of shops, from fresh flowers to jewelry, to clothing…
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Bennett Vineyards is the largest muscadine and scuppernong vineyard in the Carolinas and lies on a 138-acre parcel of…
1870s brick farmhouse and 10 farm buildings; early 20th century boarding house & tourist retreat now owned by Henderson…
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Located in Historic Saluda, with live music and outdoor dining available, The Purple Onion features a variety of…
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