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Take a day hike in a state park, an hourlong walk to a waterfall, or plan a through-hike on the Appalachian Trail.
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.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
Take a stroll along beautiful beaches, enjoy shopping and dining, and see why Wilmington was voted “Best American Riverfront.”
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Step behind the scenes of movies and TV shows filmed in North Carolina, including The Longest Ride, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Safe Haven, Homeland, One Tree Hill, The Last of the Mohicans and Dirty Dancing. Wilmington, known as Hollywood East, has 400-plus film credits to its name and features tours by land and water. And the Asheville and Charlotte areas offer the ultimate chance to recreate the action with Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours that teach archery and wilderness survival.
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Even if you haven’t been here, chances are you’ve seen Wilmington, Charlotte, Lake Lure and more of our destinations on the big screen.
A television series about an acclaimed restaurant and chef have put the spotlight on this Eastern North Carolina city. Here are more reasons to visit.
Masterminds brings big stars and big laughs. Take your experience to the next level by visiting the Asheville area where the movie was filmed.
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.
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.
Film lovers can return to the scenes of Iron Man 3 action in Wilmington, Raleigh, Rose Hill and more local spots where the movie was filmed.
Visit the Queen City to see places featured in Showtime's acclaimed show Homeland as well as spots where the actors spend their free time.
Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, The Choice hits theaters in February, and you can visit the places on the North Carolina coast where it was filmed.
From art to music, nightlife, history, culture, or food and wine, Winston-Salem has something for everyone – including you.
Celebrate the art of cinema at more than two dozen annual film festivals in Charlotte, Durham, Winston-Salem, Wilmington and Asheville.
Follow the footsteps of the Safe Haven movie cast and crew and explore the sites where the movie was filmed in Southport and Wilmington.
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See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
Be inspired by art and culture with this two-day visit to sculpture, photography, stained glass and folk art galleries in the Lake Norman area.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Explore Burgaw, Wilmington and Southport, the North Carolina town and cities that combine to serve as Chester’s Mill on the popular CBS television show.
Plan your film-inspired tour of North Carolina, stopping in places that served as the backdrops for The Hunger Games, Iron Man 3, Safe Haven and many others.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
Visit film locations from the Nicholas Sparks adaptation in this extended trip, framed by natural beauty and artistry, from the mountains to the coast.
Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Visit several of the locations where Max was filmed, and you’ll experience some of North Carolina’s most beautiful natural attractions.
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The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
Wilmington served as the backdrop for the hit TV drama One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2012
The Choice, in theaters February 2016, was filmed in Wilmington with its storyline set in Beaufort. See more »
Iron Man 3 was filmed in Wilmington, Raleigh and neighboring areas
Tree Hill might be a fictional place, but fans still flock to real-life locations in Wilmington to see the sites featured in the hit CW show.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
Visit the sites in Hildebran, Shelby and Brevard that stood in for District 12, the Hob and the Arena when The Hunger Games filmed here in 2011.
See what Safe Haven stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough had to say about their favorite places to eat and relax while filming in Southport.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox television show that puts a modern twist on American history.
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