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Five 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 fantastic day trip destinations all across our state.
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Thunder Road

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

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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 the big leagues.
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Gatsby’s Asheville

Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald defined the ’20s — the boom and bust, the roar and crash — a period that is easily reimagined in this timeless North Carolina city.
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Corolla’s Castle: The Whalehead Club

Today, Whalehead in historic Corolla stands quietly. But in the Roaring ’20s, when a wealthy industrialist and his wife built their dream home here on the Outer Banks, the Art Nouveau manse hummed — thanks to the couple’s reveling guests and the house’s electric power, which wouldn’t reach the rest of the island for 40 more years.
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Travel Ideas from Our Partners: July 2014

Don’t miss these great travel ideas and specials from our partners this July.
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North Carolina Summer Festival Spotlight:
July 2014

Take it from the fish out of water who’s playing the blues: A cool July starts with this guide to North Carolina’s mid-summer festivals.
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Carolina Skies: Stargazing at the Cline Observatory

For astronomy experts and enthusiasts, exploring our state means more than looking around — it means looking up.
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A Note on Ocracoke: The Ocrafolk Festival

The mark of a good festival is a marriage between venue and music.
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Beat the Heat: 10 Places To Cool Off In N.C.

Feeling the summer heat? We offer 10 places to cool off while exploring North Carolina.
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Five Triad Hiking Trails You Shouldn’t Miss

You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to find a great place to hike in the Triad region. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just getting started, here are five trails we recommend you try.
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