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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.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
Our resorts and spas are honored frequently by travel publications and are idyllic spots for romantic getaways, relaxation weekends and weddings.
The Triad cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point are rich in culture, with destinations that include wineries, shopping, golf and dining.
Travel to the Asheville area and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
Along these beaches, see relics from Blackbeard’s ship, meet playful otters, watch wild horses, climb a lighthouse and more.
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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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Stroll gardens, take a road trip to the beach or mountains and explore the season’s festivals.
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.
Whether you want a family vacation, getaway with your significant other or to reunite with friends, we have the trips for your best spring break yet.
From theme parks and casinos to amenity-filled resorts and an overnight winery, you can stay where you play at these North Carolina destinations.
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.
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.
Whether featuring views of a city skyline, mountains or beach, these hotel rooms with luxurious tubs are all the reason you need to plan a trip.
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.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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, staying overnight at a vineyard and taking a bike tour inspired by movies.
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.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
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.
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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.
North Carolina is home to iconic college teams, pro basketball, football, hockey and racing, and sports museums and halls of fame you can visit year-round.
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.
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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
Stay at a boutique hotel, dine at top restaurants or take a food tour. Plus, explore a museum park and state park during your visit to the neighboring cities.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Journey to the Great Smoky Mountains region of our state, falling in love with Bryson City and Cherokee, from the waterfalls to acclaimed hotels.
You'll feel reinvigorated after a few days enjoying the quaint shops and cafés, charming inns and peaceful hikes of Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk.
Visit the North Carolina towns where "Three Billboards" was filmed, touring real places that served as the fictional town of Ebbing.
Planning a trip the whole family loves can be a challenge – except here. Enjoy the beaches and waterfront attractions in Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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Fullsteam Brewery in Durham incorporates local farmed goods and heirloom grains in its beers. See more »
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
For more than 400 years, wild horses have roamed beaches of the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast. See more »
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
The Heritage Bridge at Old Salem was designed with a 19th century look and showcases Moravian stars. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. See more »
Asheville's Omni Grove Park Inn consistently ranks as a AAA Four-Diamond Hotel. See more »
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
Step back in time during holiday celebrations at Old Salem and Reynolda House, or take a tour through the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park.
Take a wild horse tour at Corolla or Shackleford Banks to see the Banker ponies that have roamed our coast for more than 400 years.
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
You'll find Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and 1,000 more manufacturers at this one-stop furniture destination.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
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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