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Explore Nicholas Sparks’ ‘Safe Haven’

Immerse yourself in Nicholas Sparks’ "Safe Haven" in the town of Southport, the setting for his book-turned-movie. Southport is also known as America’s Happiest Seaside Town, and fall is a great time to explore.

Why Fall Should Be Your Favorite Season

There are many fun things to do and places to go during fall in North Carolina, when beautiful colors and scenic activities converge. Take this tour and see why you don’t want to miss out this season.

Chase the Colors of Fall

Keep up with the changing scenes of the season with Visit North Carolina's fall color and activity reports. You'll learn when and where the colors are peaking and the best days to go hiking, camping and picnicking.

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8 Unique Romantic Experiences

8 Unique Romantic Experiences

Plan your getaway around romantic experiences such as relaxing in a treetop cabana, taking a moonlit lighthouse tour and exploring a coastal town by bike.

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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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