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Get to know exotic species at the North Carolina Zoo, four coastal aquariums, wildlife refuges and other animal attractions.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
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.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, gardens, award-winning restaurants and craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Visit Cape Hatteras, stand where the Wright brothers took flight and watch wild horses run free along the shores of our northern coast.
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North Carolina is a sports fan’s dream. Play golf statewide or watch the pros at two PGA events held here annually. In addition, Pinehurst Resort hosted the 2014 PGA Men’s and Women’s U.S. Open Championships. Minor League Baseball teams play throughout the state. This is the birthplace of NASCAR, and the speedway in Concord hosts three major race weekends a year. You'll also find a range of pro sports here, including football and basketball in Charlotte and hockey in Raleigh.
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Play a round at Pinehurst No. 2 or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Visit Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Hall, and Childress, Petty and other team shops.
Root for the home team at NFL, NBA, NHL and Minor League Baseball games statewide.
Test your driving distance when you take on two of the world’s longest golf holes – one in the Brunswick Islands and one in Black Mountain.
Intimate venues, catchy promotions, loveable mascots, unique food and affordable prices mean the minors serve up major fun at 11 ballparks across the state.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
Whether it’s a green guarded by boulders or a trout stream tumbling beside a fairway, golf is at its peak in the North Carolina mountains.
Though the cars and settings vary, you’ll find racing excitement and a chance to watch NASCAR’s future stars at short tracks across North Carolina.
Cyclists are fond of our state because of the many scenic routes, bike tours, local clubs and annual rides that take them from the mountains to the coast.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Experience the excitement of NASCAR not only at the track but also on Lake Norman, at the state's Auto Racing Hall of Fame and Red Rocks Café.
The High Country offers some of the best mountain biking trails in the state. With peaks of 5,500 feet, the thrill of biking here is hard to beat.
The North Carolina Golf Panel annually ranks the state’s top courses to help guide your choices when you come here to test your skills.
Renowned designers have carefully carved courses along the water, dunes, marshlands and maritime forests of coastal North Carolina.
Legendary Pinehurst No. 2 was carefully restored just in time to host the men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships in June 2014.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
Take a swing at this lineup of scenic golf courses, including Grandover Resort in Greensboro, The Currituck Club in Corolla and High Hampton Inn in Cashiers.
The annual CIAA Tournament brings 20-plus college basketball games and hundreds of parties and fan events to Charlotte in late February / early March.
The Brunswick Islands are the ideal place for a family vacation that includes golf, with more than 30 top-rated courses ready to welcome you.
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Watch world-class riders compete at Tryon International Equestrian Center during a weekend that’s filled with mountain sights, tastes and adventure.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
You'll find many things we're famous for near Asheboro and Lexington, including the Childress and Petty racing museums, the North Carolina Zoo and barbecue.
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.
When you want to get the guys together for a weekend, Charlotte checks all the fun boxes, including craft breweries, pro sports teams and nightlife.
Experience the legacy of golf course designer Donald Ross by playing some of his most well-known works during a three-day trip to Pinehurst and Southern Pines.
There’s plenty to do in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, including great golf that will make you feel smarter just by the connection to area universities.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
In between rounds of golf in Beaufort, Morehead City and Emerald Isle, take strolls on quiet beaches, tour an old pirate ship or see wild horses roam.
The Pinehurst area is steeped in golf history and tradition, but it’s also a place with deep historic roots dating as far back as the mid-1700s.
The Charlotte area, from its trendy neighborhoods and bustling city center to surrounding quaint towns, offers a variety of golfing and social activities.
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Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
Bank of America Stadium, in Uptown Charlotte, is home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. See more »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
Tryon International Equestrian Center hosts free events, including horse shows, festivals and concerts. See more »
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
North Carolina has an abundance of college and professional sports teams, and you’ll find memorabilia on display at halls of fame and collectors’ stores.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
On the northern Outer Banks, a round of golf includes beautiful scenery, ocean and sound views, and courses suited to both novice and professional golfers.
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