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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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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.
One of the country’s most historic college tournaments brings more than 20 basketball games and hundreds of parties and social events in late February.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
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.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
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.
From Asheville to Zebulon, Minor League Baseball fans can enjoy a warm breeze, the crack of a bat, and dozens of our finest craft beers.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
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.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
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.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
Cyclists are fond of our state because of the many scenic routes, bike tours, local clubs and annual rides that take you from the mountains to the coast.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
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.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
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Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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.
Our state is home to iconic college teams, pro basketball, football, hockey and racing, and sports museums and halls of fame you can visit year-round.
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.
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.
The Charlotte area, from its trendy neighborhoods and bustling city center to surrounding quaint towns, offers a variety of golfing and social activities.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
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.
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The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. 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
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
Tryon International Equestrian Center hosts free events, including horse shows, festivals and concerts. See more »
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
Bank of America Stadium, in Uptown Charlotte, is home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. See more »
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
Here, golfers can choose from more than 30 scenic and challenging courses including Cape Fear National and the courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
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.
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
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Catawba Creek Golf Course is quietly nestled along the winding Catawba Creek Watershed, just 4 miles from I-85.
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Region: Charlotte Region
Golf Digest rating of 4 stars in its “Places to Play.” Voted the best course in Western North Carolina.;Championship…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Emerald Lake Golf Course combines the beauty of nature with the challenge of a championship golf course. Players will…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
A fun and exciting 18-hole facility guaranteed to test all of your golfing skills.;Championship (6400 yards, 69.2…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
448 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 67.9 and it has a slope rating of 108.
We're passionate about providing a destination golf experience at one of the finest PGA public golf courses in the…
Located mere footsteps from the Village of Pinehurst lies one of North Carolinas premier golf resorts. Talamore Golf…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Larkin Golf Club features beautiful rolling terrain and scenic views that golfers of all abilities will enjoy!
Located approximately three miles north of Robersonville on Hwy 903, this nine-hole course is open to the public except…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
Home of the Curtis Strange Shrine Golf Classic. Site of 1992 and 1993 PGA Tour Qualifying School. Championship (6,924…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
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