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North Carolina

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites

The Tar Heel State

A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere. Explore the family-friendly attractions of North Carolina and add them to your vacation plans using our United States trip app.
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Places to visit in North Carolina

Asheville BEST FOR: Garden, Nightlife, Art Gallery Raleigh BEST FOR: Natural History Museum, Art Museum, Park Greensboro BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Science Museum, Historic Site Cherokee BEST FOR: Casino, Specialty Museum, Waterfall Charlotte BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Theme Park, Science Museum

Hidden gems in North Carolina

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Kid-friendly things to do in North Carolina

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Nature in North Carolina

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Shopping in North Carolina

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