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Choose from more than 400 golf courses across North Carolina, but during the summer heat you may want to tee off in the cool air of our mountains.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with military history.
Our 300 miles of pristine beaches offer coastal towns, outdoor adventure, serene settings and fun for the whole family.
Travel to the Asheville area and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, award-winning restaurants, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Explore America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and relics from Blackbeard’s infamous ship.
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Coloring the edges.
Escape the hustle and bustle for some camping.
Follow the trails of leaves.
See color, birds, turtles and more.
Middle and lower elevation areas are beginning to pop with color.
Soar through fall color on a zip line, wind among it on a historic train, float above it in a hot air balloon or uncork it at a local winery.
Show-stopping foliage, spirited music and irresistible fare add color and texture to fall in North Carolina.
There's no time like fall to sample seafood at events like the Airlie Gardens Oyster Roast and the North Carolina Oyster and Seafood festivals.
Several of #NCBeer’s leading minds on craft brews share which seasonal beers they’re most looking forward to enjoying this fall – and why you will, too.
Tip a pint at Charlotte’s Oktoberfest; pair beer and bluegrass in Asheville; toast the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilmington and more.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
There’s no better place to enjoy fall fruits and fun seasonal activities than our farms and orchards.
Summertime crowds are gone, but the appeal of this island on the North Carolina coast remains. See why you should experience Bald Head Island in the fall.
Cyclists are fond of our state because of the many scenic routes, bike tours, local clubs and annual rides that take you from the mountains to the coast.
With National Folk Festival in Greensboro, Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, electronic mountain music and coastal jazz, you'll find a sound that suits you.
Celebrate the fall grape harvest at Childress, Raffaldini and Shelton vineyards and wine-tasting events from Charlotte to Bald Head Island.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through urban centers to the coast on hikes that take advantage of each region’s distinct landscape.
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Visit pirate hideouts, skulk around the town Blackbeard called home, see where his sunken ship is submerged, and see where he met his violent end.
There’s plenty to do in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, including great golf that will make you feel smarter just by the connection to area universities.
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.
These quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions are often their towns’ claims to fame, which is why you have to see them to believe.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
Our state is home to iconic college teams, pro basketball, football, hockey and racing, and sports museums and halls of fame you can visit year-round.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
In between rounds of golf in Beaufort, Morehead City and Emerald Isle, take strolls on quiet beaches, tour an old pirate ship or see wild horses roam.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
Make a weekend of great music at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, local food at Raleigh City Farm and plow-to-pint beer at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.
Gather your best girlfriends for a trip that will leave you all rejuvenated, thanks to the epic scenery and activities in the mountains.
Rekindle your romance during a three-day weekend in Brevard, an itinerary filled with dining, arts, picnics, spas, river fun and visits to waterfalls.
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Take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 328.3, where kids and families can enjoy apple picking, a butterfly garden, a bee hive and walking trails.
This award-winning museum is home to a world-class collection including 30 Rodin sculptures, a center for special exhibitions and a 164-acre Museum Park.
Tastings and tours are offered daily at North Carolina’s largest winery, located in Rose Hill. And on Saturdays, guests flock here to the live music series in the afternoon and murder mystery dinner…
Hunt for ghosts on Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, and at Korner's Folly in Kernersville.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
From peach picking on the coast, to cutting Christmas trees in the mountains, to sipping wine at a vineyard, the state is full of farm fresh fun.
Just when you think a place holds all the magic it can, nature adds even more brilliance. Let our fall colors take you flying, driving, hiking and fishing all set against stunning backdrops.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
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The Country Club of Whispering Pines is conveniently located in the beautiful North Carolina Sandhills, just 8 miles…
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Region: Pinehurst & Sandhills
Clayton River Walk on the Neuse is a beautiful 4-mile, 10-foot-wide paved trail that begins at the Wake County/Johnston…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
This is a major expanding shopping center that features more than a dozen specialty stores and service businesses. Food…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Winding streams and wooden bridges weave through this Willard Byrd-designed championship course. Golf Digest rating of…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Funky, electic, comfortable, natural fiber clothier. Jewelry, hair accessories, socks, shoes, and gifts.
Brevofield features Crenshaw bent grass greens that are large and well-cushioned with undulation kept to a minimum,…
Music venue and drinks. opened in two old buildings in downtown Kinston. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Five Star Shooting range in Cornelius
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Restored to its 1940s heyday, this grand emporium features vintage housewares, over 500 old-time cand favorites,…
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Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Cypress Landing is a Golf Digest “Places to Play” four-star rating New Choices magazine writes that "Chocowinity is a…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
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