Travel to North Carolina with the help of Our State magazine, North Carolina’s premier statewide magazine devoted to travel, food, people and places.

An Ode to the College Town of Davidson

More than points on a map, college towns are safe havens for intellectual curiosity. They’re the treasured places where...

The Rural Academy Theater

Why would a band of performers traverse western North Carolina in a wagon? Because in entertainment, delivery matters.

The Other Side of Stokes County

Linked by a strong sense of place and preservation, four residents — and friends — define their county beyond...

Last-Minute Day Trips in North Carolina

Even if you don't have the time to take a weeklong summer vacation, you're still in luck. There are...

Our Americana: Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville’s annual fair has a special craft: to elevate daily life from average to artistic.

Mill Town Memories

Mill town residents have not forgotten what textile work, and the life they built around it, meant to them.

Honest-to-Goodness: Candor Peach Festival

Candor, North Carolina's peach capital, gives us a summer love to gush about.

Thunder Road

The heart-racing, thrill-seeking, breathtaking story of North Carolina’s favorite roller coaster.

Beach Ball: The Morehead City Marlins

College baseball players from across the country come to small Southern towns like Morehead City for a taste of...