Our States

North Carolina

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras
  • Carowinds, Charlotte
  • Whitewater Kayaking
  • North Carolina Barbecue
  • North Carolina Skiing
  • Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock
  • North Carolina Golf
  • Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway
  • North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro
  • Building Sandcastles
  • Outer Banks Sunrise
  • Civil War Reenactment
  • Hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge, Nags Head
  • South Brunswick Islands
  • Asheville
  • Biltmore Estate, Asheville
  • Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock
  • Tryon Palace, New Bern
  • Connestee Falls, Brevard
  • Grove Park Inn, Asheville
  • Pumpkins at a Farmers Market
  • American Dance Festival, Durham
  • Charlotte Skyline
  • Balloon Festival, Statesville
  • Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville
  • Christmas Tree Farm, Ashe County
  • Sailing Regatta
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
  • Shelton Vineyards, Dobson
  • Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama, Cherokee
  • Highland Games, Grandfather Mountain
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North Carolina welcomes you with charming historical towns, adventure and leisure, shopping and golf, and some of the kindest weather you'll ever meet. You can find unique, authentic experiences in each of NC's three distinct regions—the mountains, the piedmont and the coast.

Come explore the heart of NASCAR and visit the racing team shops to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the country’s best-loved sport. Prefer quieter sports? Take a hike in one of our state parks or go canoeing in the Great Dismal Swamp.

Our state is also a hotbed of culinary tourism. Dine in James Beard-recognized restaurants such as Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill or visit the Magnolia Grill in Durham. Farm to table dining is a natural across our state. You’ll get fresh trout in the mountains and freshly harvested seafood on the coast. Our Eastern-Western North Carolina barbecue rivalry is chronicled regularly in the national press. Even our wineries have opinions on what pairs best with our ‘cue. Beer lovers are weighing in now, too, as North Carolina has more microbreweries and brewpubs than any other state in the South.

So come see us. Come hungry. Come ready to explore.
North Carolina Department of Tourism
301 North Wilmington Street

Raleigh , NC 27601
(919) 733-4171



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