Mountains

Take in natural beauty at new heights

The mountain region offers many recreational and cultural opportunities. Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic drive spanning 252 miles in North Carolina. Visit Asheville, a city home to a thriving art scene, musical talent, outstanding restaurants and more. Learn about the history of local American Indian tribes at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in the Great Smoky Mountains. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also worth a trip for its hiking trails, Kayaking / white water rafting, camping sites, waterfalls and diverse wildlife.

Piedmont

A blend of urban sophistication and Southern charm

The Piedmont region, located in central North Carolina, is a metropolitan hub including the cities of Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Winston-Salem, among others. Many travel to this region for its award-winning wine, with more than 70 vineyards and wineries to choose from. The Pinehurst area, recognized as the Home of American Golf, is a draw for pros and enthusiasts alike. Other highlights include the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, BBQ trail, luxury resorts and spas, museums, nightlife, NASCAR and more.

Coast

Our beaches are just the beginning

The coast region’s main attraction is its 300 miles of barrier island beaches. See famed lighthouses and wild horses at Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores. These scenic, pristine beaches also are the perfect place for outdoor adventures from fishing to surfing. Enjoy sun and sand at a resort or vacation rental at beach destinations such as the Outer Banks, Brunswick Islands or Topsail Island. You’ll also find charming coastal towns to explore, including Southport and Wilmington.

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