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North Carolina

North Carolina in a nutshell

From the misty mountains to the sunny coast, North Carolina offers such a great variety for visitors that it needs several vacations to discover the state. Natural beauty, history, arts, culture and adventure are just a few keywords.

In the mountains, surround yourself with scenic beauty while picnicking, hiking, golfing or even whitewater rafting and rock climbing. In the winter, ride the slopes on skis, tubes or snowboards. Find serenity on snowshoes.

In central NC, find one-of-a-kind shopping or tee off on one of the state’s 600 internationally known golf courses. Sample wine at one of North Carolina’s 45 wineries or step back in time at a Civil War battlefield.

Along the coast, dive into water sports like boating, swimming and saltwater fishing; climb historic lighthouses and bask in the warm sun on the Atlantic coastline. Savor Eastern Carolina BBQ and Calabash seafood.

North Carolina: Land of Diversity, Culture, History and Charme !

From the highest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi to the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern United States, North Carolina takes diversity to new heights. Across the state, visitors will find a rich cultural heritage, abundant history and modern cities. And 600 North Carolina golf courses provide varied terrain and challenges suitable for golfers of all skill levels.

The 300-plus miles of North Carolina coastline are dotted with picturesque lighthouses. A chain of barrier islands along the northern coast beckons visitors to familiar places such as Kitty Hawk, Duck and Cape Hatteras. Along the southern shoreline lie the historic Cape Fear Coast, Crystal Coast and Brunswick Islands. Each area has a unique style and offers spectacular beaches, events and activities in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Pilot Mountain, rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau, was dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976 and is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park.
Pilot Mountain, rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau, was dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976 and is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park.

The sun rises over Bogue Sound in Carteret County, NC
The sun rises over Bogue Sound in Carteret County, NC

   
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