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Get to know exotic species at the North Carolina Zoo, four coastal aquariums, wildlife refuges and other animal attractions.
North Carolina is a camper's paradise, whether you're looking to set up camp in the mountains, on the coast or in a state park near one of our urban cities.
Play a round at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville or one of our many other nationally recognized golf courses.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
This tranquil beach destination located on our southeastern coast is a haven for visitors looking to unwind.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and dine in one of the country's hottest food cities.
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Take a look around – fall is definitely here. And in North Carolina, it can’t be missed. You can feel it in the air. See it in the trees. Smell it in the campfires. Taste it in the food. No matter where fall takes you, from our colorful mountains to our exciting cities to our refreshing beaches, it just feels right in North Carolina.
Keep up with the changing scenes of the season with Visit North Carolina's fall color and activity reports. You'll learn when and where the colors are peaking and the best days to go hiking, camping and picnicking.
There are many fun things to do and places to go during fall in North Carolina, when beautiful colors and scenic activities converge. Take this tour and see why you don’t want to miss out this season.
Immerse yourself in Nicholas Sparks’ "Safe Haven" in the town of Southport, the setting for his book-turned-movie. Southport is also known as America’s Happiest Seaside Town, and fall is a great time to explore.
Experience how beautiful a trip to North Carolina can be. Whether it’s a vast, pristine beach or a quiet mountain hideaway, beauty is here to embrace and uplift you.
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Whether you're looking for scenic tours, cultural attractions, outdoor adventure or great local food and drinks, we’ve got you covered.
Tucked in iconic mountains, Bryson City has a vibrant fall leaf viewing season, which you can enjoy while hiking, fishing, biking or riding the rails.
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.
From first-time festivals to annual favorites, lively events fill the fall calendar in North Carolina.
We have more wineries and breweries than you can keep track of, but you’d be remiss if you didn’t try our local hard cider.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Discover the mountain town of Hendersonville, known for its beautiful scenery, adventurous outings, acclaimed breweries and charming B&Bs.
Plan a golf getaway to the North Carolina mountains, where five courses designed by Donald Ross dot the landscape around Asheville and Linville.
Visit aquariums, a sea turtle center and zoo, go on boat tours and more as your family discovers Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Surf City.
Escape to this innovative city for a girls' trip, treating yourselves to great wine, amazing meals and a little pampering.
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