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Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
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.
Play a round at Nags Head Golf Links or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
The breathtaking views at our coastal destinations are only rivaled by the aromas and tastes exuding from the wineries and breweries.
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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.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
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.
From theme parks and casinos to amenity-filled resorts and an overnight winery, you can stay where you play at these North Carolina destinations.
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.
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 the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
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.
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This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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 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.
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 Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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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 »
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Asheville's Omni Grove Park Inn consistently ranks as a AAA Four-Diamond Hotel. See more »
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham incorporates local farmed goods and heirloom grains in its beers. See more »
The Heritage Bridge at Old Salem was designed with a 19th century look and showcases Moravian stars. See more »
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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.
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.
"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.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
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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Walking tour of history, architecture, culture, commerce and preservation with a longtime resident. Individuals or…
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Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
We have a wide variety of delicious apples at our family-owned orchard.
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Bring the family for a picnic or fish in the pond with from the overlook pier.
Region: Topsail Area
The orginial half of the building was built in 1884 and the north side addition was added in 1908. The building still…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Demonstrations on historic pottery techniques such as coil pottery and the canoe building techniques performed by…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Johnnie Mercer’s Pier is the only concrete fishing pier in the state of North Carolina.
Region: Wilmington Area
Designed by Fred Couples, the rolling land has been skillfully molded into a championship course reminiscent of the old…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Antiques and collectibles you will not find anywhere else.We gather unique, authentic antique furniture, accessories…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Specializes in functional and folk art pottery including face jugs, political, animal, and Biblical sculpture.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Offshore (Gulf Stream) and Inshore (Inlet and ocean) charter fishing with experienced local guides on beautiful,…
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