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Whether you crave art, history, sports, nightlife or food, Winston-Salem offers a long list of things to see and do.
Visit our winter sports resorts to enjoy the highest ski peak in the East and the gentlest of beginner slopes.
It’s an alluring destination for vacationers drawn by history, quiet beaches and recreational activities such as golf.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
Its sounds, creeks, estuaries and rivers are perfect for year-round sailing, fishing and riding the ferries.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
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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.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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.
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.
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.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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.
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Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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 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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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.
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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 »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers panoramic views as far as 75 miles. See more »
Pinehurst Resort hosted the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships in 2014
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. 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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
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Platinum Salon and Spa is a “one Stop Shop” salon, which allows you to step out of the “business” of the day and into…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Closest whitewater rafting to Asheville. NOC offers 3 experience levels within an hour’s drive from downtown Asheville.…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Family Entertainment Park/ Waterpark: thrilling slides, relaxing lazy river & wave pool, kids splash; go-karts,…
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Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Departures are from the Beaufort Town Docks, across the street from the Inlet Inn, in downtown Beaufort.
Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
Located on the site of what was once the Southern Railway Company’s largest steam locomotive repair facility. Visit…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Tour the Red Oak Brewery! See lagers brewed in the Bavarian style according to the 1516 Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law).
Over 20,000-sq-ft. of the finest treasures. Master craftsman furniture, heirloom silver tea sets, etched lamps, canvas…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Ayr Mount is a meticulously restored 1815 plantation home. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
The Fat Cat Ltd. is a private art gallery located in Oak Ridge, NC. We offer easy access to a broad and fine selection…
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