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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.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Play a round at Nags Head Golf Links or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
The breathtaking views at our coastal destinations are only rivaled by the aromas and tastes exuding from the wineries and breweries.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
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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.
North Carolina is filled with locally owned coffee shops, each offering a bit of homegrown flavor and insight into the cultures of our towns and cities.
New breweries continue to open at a fast pace across our state. Each of these brings a refreshing element to the beer scene and is well worth a visit.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
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.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through urban centers to the coast on hikes that take advantage of each region’s distinct landscape.
There’s no better place to enjoy fall fruits and fun seasonal activities than our farms and orchards.
There are many reasons the Blue Ridge Parkway is called “America’s Favorite Drive,” and those include stops at must-see mileposts here.
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.
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.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
Relaxation is important to your vacation, so get lost in a great book – with a North Carolina setting in the pages and in your real-life getaway.
North Carolina is packed with adventures, so start exploring early. You’ll find perfect sunrise views at these spots, from beaches to mountaintops.
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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.
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.
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.
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 three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
These quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions are often their towns’ claims to fame, which is why you have to see them to believe.
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.
Rekindle your romance during a three-day weekend in Brevard, an itinerary filled with dining, arts, picnics, spas, river fun and visits to waterfalls.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
Gather your best girlfriends for a trip that will leave you all rejuvenated, thanks to the epic scenery and activities in the mountains.
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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.
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.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
Hunt for ghosts on Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, and at Korner's Folly in Kernersville.
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.
Grandfather Mountain is a sanctuary where guests can see wildlife, hike alpine trails and walk a Mile High Swinging Bridge.
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.
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.
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Dating from about 1904, this is one of the largest and best-preserved railroad stations in eastern North Carolina. The…
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Region: Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Golf Digest rating of 4 stars in its “Places to Play.” Voted the best course in Western North Carolina.;Championship…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
A delicious assortment of homemade jumbo cookies baked on site. Enjoy chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, or Crumbles…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Libman produces all of his work on the lathe without any embellishments after the fact, creating a very traditional…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Bertie County Art Council offices plus a small museum and gift shop.
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
Playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, picnic shelter, concession stand, soccer field, t-ball…
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
Serves as the gateway to the 1108-acre McDowell Nature Preserve and is the source for educational programs and…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
A lovely setting for a picnic and the site of Pleasure Island’s annual “Light up the Lake” celebration during the…
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Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Four-star rating from Golf Digest. Bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways. Picturesque stone bridges built amidst 1,500…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Public swimming pool and tennis courts.
Region: High Country
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