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Dining in the Sweet Potato Capital

Take a journey into Southern food at Sweet Potatoes, the award-winning restaurant in Winston-Salem. Enjoy sweet potato pancakes topped with fried chicken tenders, sweet potato cornbread served with buttermilk and more.

Go on a Bike Tour from the Mountains to the Coast

Cycle North Carolina’s annual "Mountains to Coast" bike ride will go from Jefferson to Swansboro with several stops in between. The scenic ride takes place Sept. 30 – Oct. 7, and registration is currently open.

Quiz Your Wine Knowledge, Then Explore

Maybe you live by the five S's of tasting wine. Or maybe you just had to look up what that means. Take this fun quiz to learn about your wine drinking style, and see why North Carolina is home to many award-winning wineries.

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8 Unique Romantic Experiences

8 Unique Romantic Experiences

Plan your getaway around romantic experiences such as relaxing in a treetop cabana, taking a moonlit lighthouse tour and exploring a coastal town by bike.

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