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The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
In our state, great shopping ranges from upscale fashion and discount outlets to furniture emporiums and custom showrooms.
Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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.
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.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
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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Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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 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.
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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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 »
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
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 North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
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.
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.
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The Center, located on former Caldwell property, shares the couple's story and displays archeological finds from the…
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Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
This 21-mile trail is part of the Albemarle Region Canoe and Small Boat Trails System. It is made to order for the…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Northcross Lanes is a great facility that offers bowling, laser tag, video arcade, and a pool.
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The first winery and distillery in NC under the same roof, stop by for tours of the winery and distillery, then spend…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Quilt shop offering most any quilt related service, from piecing to finishing; full long arm service. Inventory of…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Kill Devil Hills
Site of the world’s first controlled-powered flights by the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903. Museum exhibits,…
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At High Hampton you are 3600 feet closer to heaven. Mixed hardwoods and evergreens accent this 1400 acre estate. Each…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Cary Towne Center is home to five department stores—Belk, Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney and Sears—and to great stores…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
We have a bar and game room area complete with pool tables, dart boards, fuzz ball, and more! We also have a banquet…
Region: Topsail Area
Coastal Plains Raceway Park provides the best racing action in eastern North Carolina. For great family fun, a company…
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