Visit North Carolina

North Carolina warmly invites you in, captivates your imagination and makes it nearly impossible not to take hold. From the highest mountains in the eastern United States, to 300 miles of pristine coastline, to quaint small towns and vibrant city life, you'll be surrounded by a whole new level of beauty.

In the mountains, explore breathtaking views while hiking, golfing, rafting and ziplining. Gaze in awe at fall colors that peak from September to November or race down the slopes during the winter months. You can also become a North Carolina artisan at the John C. Campbell Folk School, with classes in traditional and contemporary art, writing, cooking, music and more.

In central North Carolina, sample wine at dozens of vineyards, tee off at Pinehurst No. 2, and experience the home of NASCAR. Foodies can indulge in culinary delights from James Beard nominees and barbecue pitmasters alike. And those looking for nightlife will enjoy our cities filled with entertainment and culture, like Greensboro's historic downtown.

Along the coast, dive into water sports, climb historic lighthouses, and savor Calabash seafood. Or see wild horses frolic through Currituck and the Outer Banks, race down Jockey's Ridge, and find the catch of a lifetime in Gulf Stream waters.

Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, mountains or beaches, the rhythm of city life or the tranquility of nature, your stay in North Carolina will definitely stay with you.