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Take in a baseball game at renowned ballparks in Asheville and Durham; watch world-class horse shows in Mill Spring; and cheer on the Charlotte Hornets during their playoff run.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
Our resorts and spas are honored frequently by travel publications and are idyllic spots for romantic getaways, relaxation weekends and weddings.
An area rich in history and culture, this region also is home to furniture making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, stay at a top-notch resort or cozy cabin, and hike trails including the highest peaks in the East.
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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.
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 more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
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.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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.
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.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
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.
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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington is a popular stop along the Intracoastal Waterway. See more »
The Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4, is an engineering marvel
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
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 »
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers. See more »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Leave your cars behind (you have to) when you visit Bald Head Island. See more »
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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.
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Mack and Mack is a design, cut and sew operation housed in historic downtown Greensboro, with two distinct lines of…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Check out our $25.00 bathing suits, $20.00 men’s swim trunks, and design your own T-shirt.
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For centuries, Pilot Mountain has served as a landmark for Native Americans, early explorers, and migrating wildlife.…
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15,000 sf of antiques, estate and designer furniture, toys, glassware, chandeliers, jewelry, persian rugs and much more.
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The Comedy Club of the OBX invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter.
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A Second Empire-style cottage built in 1883, the Propst House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Region: Charlotte Region
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