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There are more than 175 breweries and brewpubs in North Carolina, and most of them offer tours and feature taprooms.
The rich cultures of North Carolina are depicted throughout our many museums and cultural institutions.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop one of our historic coastal lighthouses.
The Triad cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point are rich in culture, with destinations that include wineries, shopping, golf and dining.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Take a stroll along beautiful beaches, enjoy shopping and dining, and see why Wilmington was voted “Best American Riverfront.”
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Come out for some colorful activities.
Weather made its impact on fishing conditions on the Outer Banks.
If you headed to the Gulf Stream, you were pleased.
Get ready for a celebration.
Plan a picnic with a scenic backdrop.
There’s no better place to enjoy fall fruits and fun seasonal activities than our farms and orchards.
Plan a weekend of fun and adventures in the North Carolina mountain town of Franklin, where fall foliage, events and a charming downtown await.
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.
Each fall, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers becomes a location for one of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country.
Show-stopping foliage, spirited music and irresistible fare add color and texture to fall in North Carolina.
Masterminds brings big stars and big laughs. Take your experience to the next level by visiting the Asheville area where the movie was filmed.
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.
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.
Soak up North Carolina’s stunning fall color in our overlooked wild places, from the mountains to the Piedmont to the Inner Coastal Plain.
This state is filled with majestic mountains, rivers, waterfalls and forests, and when you’re done with your scenic hikes, visit these nearby breweries.
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.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
Chef and TV personality Vivian Howard and other culinary experts share their favorite fall drinks – beers, wines and ciders – and where to find them.
It's time to get in your last bit of fall fun – from enjoying colorful foliage to hiking and camping during pleasant temperatures to sipping seasonal beers.
Chase autumn colors from the mountains through urban centers to the coast on hikes that take advantage of each region’s distinct landscape.
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.
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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.
Bootleggers once ran illegal spirits here, but today North Carolina has several legal distilleries around which you can plan an activity-filled weekend.
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.
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.
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.
Gather your best girlfriends for a trip that will leave you all rejuvenated, thanks to the epic scenery and activities in the mountains.
These quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions are often their towns’ claims to fame, which is why you have to see them to believe.
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.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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.
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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…
Hunt for ghosts on Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, and at Korner's Folly in Kernersville.
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.
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.
Grandfather Mountain is a sanctuary where guests can see wildlife, hike alpine trails and walk a Mile High Swinging Bridge.
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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