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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.
North Carolina offers 400-plus golf courses across the state, and many champions have been drawn to our world-class designs.
The energy of the Charlotte region may have been sparked by its racing roots, but restaurants, nightlife and culture keep fueling the excitement.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
The breathtaking views at our coastal destinations are only rivaled by the aromas and tastes exuding from the wineries and breweries.
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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.
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.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
From the misty mountains to the storied Outer Banks, North Carolina is perfectly designed for spending quality time with the one you love.
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.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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, 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.
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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This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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 Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
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.
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.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is home to more than 1,600 animals
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
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers panoramic views as far as 75 miles. See more »
Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, one of 23 spots on the Historic Barbecue Trail
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
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.
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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St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, offers a unique…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
With 276,000 acres in North Carolina and 244,000 acres in Tennessee, the park is the largest protected land area east…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The 213-acre public lake is open for public recreation including canoe and flat-bottom boats, fishing, picnicking, and…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Educational water treatment facility. Tours are available by appointment so please call ahead.
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Full and half-day fishing charters are offered on six-passenger boats from 34' to 54'. Full-day troll for tuna,…
Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
Although only 10 minutes from Charlotte, Crystal Springs will take you on a secluded round of golf through two states…
The park offers basketball, baseball/softball, tennis courts, vollyball, swimming pools, championship 18 hole disc golf…
CLE continues to provide programs of varied interest and eclectic design. From educational seminars to entertaining…
With a vintage flair you will be relaxed, pampered, warm and welcomed.
Currituck Banks is an excellent example of an undisturbed barrier island and low-salinity estuarine system. The site…
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Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
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