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In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
The Brunswick Islands offers 45 miles of beaches, where you can fill your day boating, fishing, dining, playing golf and a number of family-friendly activities.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
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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.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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.
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.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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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.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy 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.
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.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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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Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers panoramic views as far as 75 miles. See more »
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
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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We have 5 beautiful Rainbow Trout ponds. You can fish for $4 per pound. We clean and pack them on ice.
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Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
AMF Bowling Lanes are some of the best in America and they’re right in Greensboro. Need a break from that business…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Challenging par-72 golf course offering small, fast bentgrass greens and a 90 cart path rule, weather permitting.…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Organized in 1866 and founded in 1875, the congregation was led for many years by Dr. Augustus Shepard, father of NCCU…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Visit and your every need and desire is met with old-fashioned hospitality and exceptional care. From any of our…
In the heart of historic downtown Nashville, you’ll find out that this center is one of the area’s most unique cultural…
Maggie Valley Carpet Golf is a nice oldie with classic obstacles and some unique pieces as well.
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Bowling at its best! Spare Time is one of North Carolina’s premier bowling centers.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Govenor Zebulon B. Vance and his family lived in the Vance House from April to June of 1865 after the evacuation of…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Scheduled and private tours to birdwatching sites throughout North Carolina.
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
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