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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina.
Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey with art exhibits, museums, outdoor drama and festivals.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
The Triad cities and their neighboring towns are rich in history and culture.
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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 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.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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 has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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.
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.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
Carowinds theme park in Charlotte offers more than 50 rides, from roller coasters to water slides. See more »
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers panoramic views as far as 75 miles. See more »
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.
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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The ultimate in family camping on the 3,750 acre/120 mile shoreline Hyco Lake. All the usual hook-ups available and…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Simpson World East provides racing souvenirs, racing products, plus safety gear and products for the racing industry…
Region: Charlotte Region
Womancraft Fine Handcrafted Gifts is a unique artist-owned and artist-run gallery that specializes in gift items…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Laurel Street. Full service salon. The color authority. Also featuring a complete line of nail care. Creative…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Patton Park is the City of Hendersonville’s largest park, located on 19 acres, with baseball fields, basketball courts,…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
AMF Bowling Lanes are some of the best in America and they’re right in Greensboro. Need a break from that business…
At 8.4 miles in length, the Reserve is the longest undisturbed barrier island ecosystem in southern NC. It protects…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Museum began as the private collection by Eva Blount Way (1869-1962).…
Region: Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Adjacent to the Dupont State Forest. The Recreation Area includes a campground with 160 sites, shaded by red maple,…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Known for its tight pine-lined fairways and small bentgrass greens. Streams and ponds come into play on nine holes. An…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
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