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From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with military history.
Our 300 miles of pristine beaches offer coastal towns, outdoor adventure, serene settings and fun for the whole family.
Choose from more than 400 golf courses across North Carolina, but during the summer heat you may want to tee off in the cool air of our mountains.
Explore America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and relics from Blackbeard’s infamous ship.
Travel to the Asheville area and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, award-winning restaurants, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
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From the highest mountains on the East Coast, to rolling hills and cityscapes, to 300 miles of beaches, you’ll find countless things to see and do in North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains are two of the most-visited attractions in the National Park Service, and Cape Hatteras holds the title of the country’s first national seashore. Unwind at award-winning spas or catch a performance of two of the nation’s longest-running outdoor dramas. Savor fresh seafood, local barbecue, and small-batch beer, wine and spirits. Or visit the past on Civil War trails and historic sites. However you define a great vacation, you’ll find it here.
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Discover iconic things to see and do all across North Carolina.
Visit museums, see film sites, meet local artisans and enjoy performing arts and nightlife.
Taste delicious local foods and raise a glass to award-winning craft beer, wine and moonshine.
Step back in time at historic sites, on pirate trails and with Cherokee traditions.
Find family fun at aquariums, farms, zoos, museums, and nature and amusement parks.
Bike, hike, surf, ski, paddle, hang glide, zip line, snow tube, visit waterfalls or take a scenic drive.
Enjoy romance and relaxation at our golf and luxury resorts and wedding destinations.
Play for fun or cheer on the pros at NASCAR races, extreme sporting events and games.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
Before summer comes to an end, make plans to attend one of these popular festivals and signature events in September.
If it feels like summer is passing you by, stop what you’re doing and make plans to Reclaim Your Weekend with fun and adventures in North Carolina.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember visiting these great places, from a swinging bridge in the mountains to a retired battleship on 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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
North Carolina, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
The Road to Nowhere ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you want to venture farther, you have to do it by foot.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
This trip takes you on a trek to the top of Cold Mountain for breathtaking views, starting and ending in Asheville for a weekend of outdoor fun.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Just 45 minutes west of Winston-Salem, the Elkin area of the Yadkin Valley features world-class wineries perfect for a day trip or multiday wine trail.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
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 region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
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North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
Carowinds theme park in Charlotte offers more than 50 rides, from roller coasters to water slides. See more »
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. See more »
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers. See more »
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Step back in time for family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in Blowing Rock. See more »
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
Take a whirlwind tour of the outdoor adventure, craft beer and local art of the Land of Waterfalls, set to the music of the Crooked Pine Band.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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The Livery offers visitors over 3,000-square-feet of premier antique and vintage shopping. Located in the Haymont…
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Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Walking trails, sunset decks and production barn/tasting room on 22 acres of rolling hills in the Yadkin Valley. Choose…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
1874. This is one of the earliest houses in the Mitchell College District. Two-story frame Eastlake Victorian house…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Pure Popcorn offers over 50 flavors of delightful popcorn!
Region: Charlotte Region
Known as the Bureau of Information in 1926, this restored, beautiful, 19th-century dresser is the “World’s Largest…
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Rhudy’s has one of the largest selections of diamond, gold, and precious gem mounted jewelry in the southeast. With 40…
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
Enjoy the convenience, variety and selection in a beautiful, outdoor shopping village.
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Vast selection of oriental carpets. Unique as well as traditional furniture. Accessories, lamps, boxes, and mirrors.…
The memories people take with them from their experience here at the Maggie Valley Rock Shop are more precious than any…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
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