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Visit Biltmore in Asheville, Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, and more than 35 state and national historic sites.
Take a screaming thrill ride on a roller coaster or zip line, saddle up for a Wild West adventure, or make a splash at a water park.
Choose from more than 400 golf courses across North Carolina, but during the summer heat you may want to tee off in the cool air of our mountains.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
This tranquil beach destination located on our southeastern coast is a haven for visitors looking to unwind.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and dine in one of the country's hottest food cities.
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These North Carolina destinations aren’t just tourist attractions, they’re iconic experiences you’ll never forget. Watch wild horses run free on our beaches as they have for 400 years, or get a new view of the coast from atop a lighthouse or ferry. Stroll the streets of an 18th-century settlement, visit America’s largest home at Biltmore, or find décor for your own in the Furniture Capital. Here too, you’ll see places where characters came to life, from real-life pirate hideouts and music halls, to spots featured in blockbuster movies and Emmy-winning TV shows.
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Take a break with 300 miles of beaches, mountain waterfalls, theme parks and historic sites.
Our 300 miles of pristine beaches offer coastal towns, outdoor adventure and breathtaking views.
Visit Biltmore, Battleship North Carolina and more than 35 state and national historic sites.
Travel 250 miles of America’s Favorite Drive for breathtaking views and mountain heritage.
See the sites featured in The Longest Ride, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Homeland, One Tree Hill and more.
Shop handcrafted furnishings in Hickory and High Point, find upscale fashion in Charlotte and Raleigh, and catch deals at outlet malls across the state.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop Cape Hatteras and other coastal lighthouses.
This area in the Great Smoky Mountains is home to 250 waterfalls, including the highest in the East and some that starred in Hollywood movies.
From theme parks and casinos to amenity-filled resorts and an overnight winery, you can stay where you play at these North Carolina destinations.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
Kids grow up fast, and the memories they and their parents hold dear often come from family trips. Here’s a list of things to do they’ll never forget.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
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.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
Plan your trip around romantic experiences such as relaxing in a treetop cabana, taking a moonlight tour of a lighthouse and exploring a beautiful town by bike.
Get a close-up view of the wild horses that have roamed our beaches for 400 years on guided tours on the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
From Dirty Dancing in the mountains, to Dawson’s Creek on the coast, North Carolina has served as the backdrop for many of your favorite movies and TV shows.
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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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
This 40-minute drive takes you through one of the most scenic urban areas in the nation as it travels beside the tranquil Cape Fear River near the coast.
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.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham incorporates local farmed goods and heirloom grains in its beers. See more »
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
Asheville's Omni Grove Park Inn consistently ranks as a AAA Four-Diamond Hotel. See more »
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
The Heritage Bridge at Old Salem was designed with a 19th century look and showcases Moravian stars. See more »
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. See more »
History comes to life in Winston-Salem, where you'll find some of the nation's best-preserved colonial heritage sites at Historic Bethabara Park, Historic Bethania and Old Salem Museum & Gardens.
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Banjo lovers from all over the world gathered to celebrate a bluegrass legend at the January 2014 opening of The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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