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.

A Guide to Downtown Durham

Residents of this resilient city have embraced the nickname “Dirty Durham” as a symbol of the grit and determination of its shop owners, restaurateurs, and community advocates.

The Bungalow by Shallowbag Bay

A few things have changed in Manteo since the 1920s, when a boatbuilder constructed his house, piece by piece, using a Sears kit. Croatan Cottage now welcomes guests to recall a simpler time, when plans for a dream home came from a catalog.

36 Amazing Historic Places to See in North Carolina

The National Register of Historic Places has documented some 95,000 structures, sites, and districts across the country. In North Carolina, around 2,900 properties — from churches and cotton mills to farms, homes, and schools — have earned this designation. Now, these special spots representing our state’s history are known nationwide.