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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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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.
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.
North Carolina has a wide range of world-class hotels and spas offering a variety of soothing settings, treatments and value-packed packages.
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.
These rugged mountains are home to nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, countless animal species, scenic tours, historic sites and waterfalls.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Celebrate our “First in Flight” heritage at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320.
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.
Though long ago lighthouses protected adventurers from our treacherous coastline, today they offer some of the most incredible views you’ll see.
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.
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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 Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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.
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.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
From an early declaration of independence to modern-day Special Forces, North Carolina is overflowing with history near Interstates 95 and 40.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
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The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
High Point Showplace, the hub of the High Point Market
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery attracts visitors with its Tuscan-style tasting room, tours and events. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. See more »
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is a popular spot for families of all ages. See more »
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Barker House in Edenton, home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea Party
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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Elk River Evergreens is one of the largest choose and cut Christmas tree farms in the High Country with over 30,000…
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Region: High Country
Raise your spirit. Enliven your home. Stop by and see all the wonderful, fresh merchandise that we carry. Books, cards,…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
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
Come out and meet the animals!
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Your community-owned natural foods grocery store. Food co-op with food bars.
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Harris Motor Speedway is a dirt race track offering a variety of races from bicycles to race cars. Food and alcohol are…
Browse through a backdrop of murals in the Downtown Arts District and experience numerous working studios, galleries…
Tazmaraz is a eclectic women’s boutique catering to women of all ages. We offer a wide variety of boutique labels and…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Opened and managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Goose Creek Gameland is a series of waterfowl impoundments,…
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
The Banner House Museum is the renovated home of one of the founding families: Samuel Henry Banner, his wife Jane, and…
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