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Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Play a round at Nags Head Golf Links or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
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.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
The breathtaking views at our coastal destinations are only rivaled by the aromas and tastes exuding from the wineries and breweries.
This area is rich in culture, history and landscapes, and it honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey.
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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.
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.
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.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
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.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
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.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
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.
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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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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.
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.
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Asheville's Omni Grove Park Inn consistently ranks as a AAA Four-Diamond Hotel. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
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 »
The Heritage Bridge at Old Salem was designed with a 19th century look and showcases Moravian stars. See more »
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham incorporates local farmed goods and heirloom grains in its beers. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
You'll find Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and 1,000 more manufacturers at this one-stop furniture destination.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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Elk River Evergreens is one of the largest choose and cut Christmas tree farms in the High Country with over 30,000…
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Region: High Country
Raise your spirit. Enliven your home. Stop by and see all the wonderful, fresh merchandise that we carry. Books, cards,…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Discover a beach surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Welcome to the Beach at Lake Lure.
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Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Come out and meet the animals!
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Your community-owned natural foods grocery store. Food co-op with food bars.
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Harris Motor Speedway is a dirt race track offering a variety of races from bicycles to race cars. Food and alcohol are…
Browse through a backdrop of murals in the Downtown Arts District and experience numerous working studios, galleries…
Tazmaraz is a eclectic women’s boutique catering to women of all ages. We offer a wide variety of boutique labels and…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Opened and managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Goose Creek Gameland is a series of waterfowl impoundments,…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
The Banner House Museum is the renovated home of one of the founding families: Samuel Henry Banner, his wife Jane, and…
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