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North Carolina has something for everyone, with the highest mountains in the eastern U.S., 300 miles of pristine coastline, quaint towns and vibrant cities. From the mountains to the sea, explore the natural, scenic beauty, discover outdoor adventure or try one of 500 golf courses, including the legendary Pinehurst No. 2. Discover a favorite among 100 wineries and 60 craft breweries, tour historic and cultural treasures, sample farm to table delicacies and get the thrill of motorsports in the "home" of NASCAR.
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- By Outside MagazineHow to Spend 24 Hours in AshevilleJust when you think this small North Carolina mountain town has reached peak cool, more chefs receive James Beard Award nominations and the outdoor access gets even better. From road-cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway to paddling the French Broad to hiking and biking Pisgah National Forest’s hundreds of miles of singletrack, here’s how to spend the perfect day in the South’s hippest mountain town.8 items
- By EaterHow to Eat Your Way Through Charlotte in One DayCharlotte is a fast-growing city that sprawls way beyond the Uptown skyline, so it’s overwhelming to try to see all it has to offer in a single day. From starting the day with an artfully handcrafted cup of coffee to topping it all off with a speakeasy-style cocktail, here’s how to jump around town for the best variety of dining (and drinking) experiences. Read more: https://charleston.eater.com/2018/10/30/18042114/24-hours-in-charlotte-north-carolina7 items
- By Wine EnthusiastCity Guide: Durham, North CarolinaGuide: https://enth.to/DurhamNC Durham, North Carolina, has a spirit that can’t be defined, but that’s how residents like it. The former tobacco town has emerged as a sweet, forward-thinking Southern city—with a food and drink scene to match. Thanks to a supportive community, an array of locally owned shops, restaurants, bars and cultural centers shine here.18 items
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