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Play a round at Nags Head Golf Links or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
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.
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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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.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
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.
For the adventuresome golfer seeking something special, central North Carolina contains more than a few hidden gems.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
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.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
In the Piedmont, you can play one afternoon among the pines of the Sandhills and the next morning walk a fairway framed by towering hardwoods.
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.
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.
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.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
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.
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.
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From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
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.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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.
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.
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.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
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 course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
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
Bank of America Stadium, in Uptown Charlotte, is home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. See more »
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
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.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
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.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
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.
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Broadmoor Golf Links is a Par 72 championship course, ranging from 5900 to 7168 yards and is playable for every golfer.…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Enjoy a round of true mountain golf! This course features spectacular views and a friendly atmosphere with reasonable…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
A 4/10th mile clay oval where Late models, crate late models, stock 4, and pure stock 4 dirt machines race.
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Located outside of Pinetops, M.C.C. is an 18 hole championship course.
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Come play in our backyard! Drag racing held each weekend beginning in April. Gear Jammers, funny cars, motorcycles and…
Region: High Country
Beau Rivage Golf & Resort offers guests in-suite accommodations, space for in and outdoor wedding ceremonies,…
Regions: Coast, Wilmington Area
Seven Lakes Golf Club emphasizes the traditional and classic design elements that present a true Sandhills experience.…
Region: Pinehurst & Sandhills
18-hole golf course with practice range and short game area. Walk or ride on this challenging course located in gentle…
Fun for the whole family. Roller Skating, Climbing walls, obstacle course, slides, bounce house, arcade, snack bar and…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Just north of Greensboro. Brand-new clubhouse, pro shop and banquet facilities.
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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