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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.
Get to know exotic species at the North Carolina Zoo, four coastal aquariums, wildlife refuges and other animal attractions.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, gardens, award-winning restaurants and craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Visit Cape Hatteras, stand where the Wright brothers took flight and watch wild horses run free along the shores of our northern coast.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
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The lake view in fall is quite the scene.
Boaters were eager to return to the water.
The conditions that limited last week have cleared.
This is the best time of year to target reef fish.
Soak up North Carolina’s stunning fall color in our overlooked wild places, from the mountains to the Piedmont to the Inner Coastal Plain.
From theme parks and casinos to amenity-filled resorts and an overnight winery, you can stay where you play at these North Carolina destinations.
Tucked in iconic mountains, Bryson City has a vibrant fall leaf viewing season, which you can enjoy while hiking, fishing, biking or riding the rails.
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.
There’s an incredible number of campsites at 30 of our state parks, so we’re helping you narrow down choices based on the experiences you’re seeking.
There’s no better place to enjoy fall fruits and fun seasonal activities than our farms and orchards.
Forget crowds, relish cooler air and warm water, and get a little sand in your shoes this fall on the beaches of North Carolina.
See what’s new at Pinehurst Resort, including The Cradle 9-hole course and a craft brewery on the way, while the championship golf remains as iconic as ever.
When visiting for Thanksgiving, spend time with family at holiday light shows, outdoor ice skating rinks, Christmas tree lightings and downtown parades.
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.
When the summertime crowds are gone, the appeal of this island on the North Carolina coast remains. See why you should experience Bald Head Island in the fall.
Chase the changing leaves of autumn as the colors spread from Mount Mitchell to Hanging Rock to Carolina Beach.
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It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
Whether it’s a hotel that caters to couples, romantic meals or a soothing spa, it’s easy to get away in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham.
Bootleggers once ran illegal spirits here, but today North Carolina has several legal distilleries around which you can plan an activity-filled weekend.
Discover the mountain town of Hendersonville, known for its beautiful scenery, adventurous outings, acclaimed breweries and cideries, and charming B&Bs.
Visit the neighboring mountain towns in the High Country, where you’ll enjoy hiking and water adventures by day, and local brews with sunset views by night.
Visit aquariums, a sea turtle center and zoo, go on boat tours and more as your family discovers Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Surf City.
Rekindle your romance during a three-day weekend in Brevard, an itinerary filled with dining, arts, picnics, spas, river fun and visits to waterfalls.
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 trip to Rutherford County, filled with iconic attractions such as Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and The Esmeralda Inn, and return with memories of a lifetime.
Escape to Winston-Salem for a few days with the busy women in your life, treating yourselves to great wine, amazing meals and a little pampering.
Plan a golf getaway to the North Carolina mountains, where five courses designed by Donald Ross dot the landscape around Asheville and Linville.
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.
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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.
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.
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