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North Carolina offers 400-plus golf courses across the state, and many champions have been drawn to our world-class designs.
Tour through award-winning vineyards, sample something new in a tasting room or try some popular wines at one of our festivals.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop one of our historic coastal lighthouses.
The breathtaking views at our coastal destinations are only rivaled by the aromas and tastes exuding from the wineries and breweries.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
The energy of the Charlotte region may have been sparked by its racing roots, but restaurants, nightlife and culture keep fueling the excitement.
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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.
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.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.
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.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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 a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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.
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Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Carowinds theme park in Charlotte offers more than 50 rides, from roller coasters to water slides. See more »
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers panoramic views as far as 75 miles. See more »
Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. 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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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Join us for an afternoon relaxing on our porches with a glass of wine or cider and enjoying our gardens or picnicking…
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Regions: Mountains, High Country
This former bank building (c.1913), headquarters of the Craven Arts Council & Gallery, is both a cultural and…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
The historic Dismal Swamp Canal is a 22-mile, hand dug canal completed in 1805. It is the oldest man-made waterway…
A 35-ft. tower located in downtown Boone, with over 4,000 square feet of climbing surface. Offering belay services and…
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1/8 mile asphalt dragstrip
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Experience historic City Market, home to art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops. The original cobblestone…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Image Designs offers a wide range of gifts - personal and corporate. Located in an old freezer locker in historic…
Charter the Musicman and experience the adventure of Southeastern North Carolinas' Inshore, Offshore and Gulfstream…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Mill Creek specializes in Amish meats & cheeses, whole food options, gluten-free & GMO-free foods, whole grains,…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Local ferry tours of Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks.
Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
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