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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.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
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.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
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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.
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.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
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.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
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.
Even when they’re 50, your kids will remember the great places to make memories for a lifetime waiting all across our state.
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 has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
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Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
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.
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.
Take an arts tour that includes Ben Long's famous frescoes, Appalachian arts and culture, outdoor drama, North Carolina wine country and more.
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.
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.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
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.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Carowinds theme park in Charlotte offers more than 50 rides, from roller coasters to water slides. See more »
Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. See more »
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh
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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(c. 1767 - 1879) Historic Cemetery. 59 graves associated with early European settlement in western North Carolina.…
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Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Area’s #1 Trek dealership with a full line of accessories (Orbea, Serotta, Pinarello, Cervelo). Performance training…
Region: Charlotte Region
Ocean Isle Beach
A great golf course -with a great location on the Intracoastal Waterway in Ocean Isle. A “must play” destination for…
Region: Brunswick Islands
We offer an array of goods and services; Antiques, custom matting and framing, photographic services, and we function…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Located at restored 1924 Newton Depot. See close-up views of restored train engines & rail cars.
Come enjoy beach riding through the waves, island-hopping, the beautiful scenery, and wildlife.
Region: Crystal Coast
Trains from the early 1900s to the present. There are several tracks set up with working trains, and visitors can work…
Lila Swaim Park is fun for all families
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The mountain bike trail is a single track trail that switches back and forth along the perimeter of the park for 5…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Come by and browse our selection of primitive and eclectic antique furniture, clocks, toys, memorabilia, and just about…
Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
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