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    Off the beaten path

    So maybe you’ve lived in North Carolina a long time, and you think you’ve seen and done it all. These are some of the more unusual destinations readers shared with us. Now really, have you seen it all?


    For nature lovers

    No matter where you live in North Carolina, you don’t have to go far to find a scenic spot in the great outdoors. These are some places that offer unique ways to experience the natural beauty that makes our state great.


    Mark your calendar

    Your favorite festivals


    Kid-friendly places

    Where to have a great trip with the young’uns


    Places in North Carolina to beat the heat

    Sure, the trees – JC Raulston Arboretum’s main draw – are outside, but they also offer plenty of shade. Part of N.C. State University, the arboretum is a working research and teaching facility, so expect to see students and faculty at work while you stroll; they’re a ...


    Destinations for Tar Heels who love to eat

    The State Farmers Market is open 365 days a year. The main open-air building houses a mix of local farmers selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, bakers proffering French bread and German baked goods and plant growers hawking flowers, trees and shrubs. In the upper building called the Market Shoppes...


    Get away from the Triangle on a tank of gas or less

    Don’t have time or money for a week at the beach? No problem! Here’s a selection of destinations just far enough outside the Triangle to feel like a getaway but close enough that one tank of gas should get you there and back.


    Your top spots in North Carolina

    Explore your favorite places in North Carolina with an interactive experience.

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