From sunset sails to self-guided walking tours, take a deeper dive into this coastal destination and its nearby island beaches on a variety of excursions that explore the local food and beverage scene, arts, history, natural beauty, and more.
Forests, Swimming Holes, and Festivals: A Summertime Guide to Haywood County
When the season turns, head west to hike, splash, and celebrate in the mountains.
Just Add Water
How often can you stay in one area and watch the sun both rise and set over water? For visitors to the Currituck Outer Banks, the answer is “daily.” Water is an integral part of life here — from exploring on it to playing in it to simply enjoying being near it.
The New Coastal Bucket List
There are always old favorites on an annual trip to the coast, but on your next visit to Wilmington and its neighboring island beaches, update your vacation to-do list with amazing new eats, sips, stays, and more.
Just Kidding Around Charlotte
Grab your crew and hit the road! From hands-on museums and pint-size roller coasters to majestic raptors and sky-high ziplines, the Queen City offers up fun for children and adults alike.
A First Timer’s Guide to the Currituck Outer Banks
Ten can’t-miss activities and experiences — from climbing the Currituck Beach Lighthouse to seeing wild horses to “ghost crabbing” — for your first trip to the northern Outer Banks.
Road Trip: 10 Stops Along the Crystal Coast
From serene sea-kayaking to local shopping and dining, plan a diverse route through the state’s southern Outer Banks.
Fetching Dog-Friendly Fun in the Queen City
Find out where to walk, sit, sip, stay, and play with Fido in Charlotte.
Your Place to Play: Exploring Charlotte’s Gardens
Discover spring beauty, blooms, and birdsong in five enchanted gardens in and around the Queen City.