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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.
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.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, award-winning restaurants, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Travel to the Asheville area and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
Explore America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and relics from Blackbeard’s infamous ship.
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Now’s your chance to see peak fall color in the High Country.
A serene fall getaway from the city.
Connect with nature before the weather turns chilly.
Expect cool fall temperatures this weekend.
Take in mountain views and see clear across town.
Chef and TV personality Vivian Howard and other culinary experts share their favorite fall drinks – beers, wines and ciders – and where to find them.
There are countless natural wonders in North Carolina, and you have to look no further than the beauty of our state and national parks, from spring to fall.
The restaurateur, cookbook author and star of "A Chef’s Life" shares her favorite places, insider tips and essential experiences in this VisitNC.com series.
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.
Planning a trip to North Carolina’s outdoor adventures is easy, whether you’re visiting Brevard in the Blue Ridge Mountains or on the Outer Banks of the coast.
Tip a pint at Charlotte’s Mecktoberfest; pair beer and bluegrass in Asheville; toast the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilmington and more.
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.
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.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through urban centers to the coast on hikes that take advantage of each region’s distinct landscape.
Show-stopping foliage, spirited music and irresistible fare add color and texture to fall in North Carolina.
Masterminds hits theaters Sept. 30, bringing big stars and laughs. Take the experience to the next level by visiting the Asheville area where the movie was filmed.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
Plan a weekend of fun and adventures in the North Carolina mountain town of Franklin, where fall foliage, events and a charming downtown await.
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.
There’s no better place to enjoy fall fruits and fun seasonal activities than our farms and orchards.
North Carolina has more wineries and breweries than you can keep track of. But you’d be remiss if you didn’t visit one of our emerging cideries.
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These quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions are often their towns’ claims to fame, which is why you have to see them to believe.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
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.
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.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
Rekindle your romance during a three-day weekend in Brevard, an itinerary filled with dining, arts, picnics, spas, river fun and visits to waterfalls.
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.
Gather your best girlfriends for a trip that will leave you all rejuvenated, thanks to the epic scenery and activities in the mountains.
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.
Bootleggers once ran illegal spirits here, but today North Carolina has several legal distilleries around which you can plan an activity-filled weekend.
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How much fun is fall in North Carolina? So much, we took a massive pile of leaves and shared it with our neighboring state. Watch them dive in.
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.
Hop aboard this specialty car on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City. The five-hour, scenic trip entertains you with a sampling of local cheeses, fine wines and dinner.
Several new boutique hotels are opening throughout North Carolina in 2016 and 2017, and one of the most intriguing is The Mayton Inn in downtown Cary.
Hunt for ghosts on Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, and at Korner's Folly in Kernersville.
Mountain bikers will rejoice during a visit to the town of Beech Mountain. Enjoy scenic views and downhill trails at Beech Mountain Resort, and ride eight miles of trails along the town’s Emerald…
Grandfather Mountain is a sanctuary where guests can see wildlife, hike alpine trails and walk a Mile High Swinging Bridge.
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