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A First-Time Holiday Experience at Carowinds

New this year, WinterFest opens Nov. 24 at Carowinds, running select nights through Dec. 30. The Charlotte theme park will feature more than 5 million Christmas lights, live shows and several rides will be open.

Chase the Colors of Fall

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 fishing.

Explore Nicholas Sparks’ ‘Safe Haven’

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.

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