Tar Heel State:  10 Great Places to Visit in North Carolina

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The best cities in North Carolina span the mountains to the coast. It is a wonderful state to visit, filled with interesting and diverse destinations.

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Whether you want to spend a weekend escape hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains, visit the state capital area, or have a beach getaway, North Carolina has you covered.

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Raleigh is known for great breweries, museums, art, and restaurants. Poole’side Pies, from culinary James Beard Award Nominee Chef Ashley Christensen, is a local favorite.

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Raleigh, NC

Just 30 minutes north of Raleigh is the walkable, popular city of Durham. Be sure to check out Chet Miller for the best souvenirs and the rooftop bar at Unscripted Durham Hotel.

Durham, NC

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Head to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to visit Asheville. This city is known for its laid-back vibe and stunning scenery.

Asheville, NC

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Old Salem is a must-visit area of Winston-Salem, where visitors are invited to walk around and discover the city’s history in an open-air setting.

Winston-Salem, NC

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This completely casual island has outdoor bars to enjoy live music during the peak summer season, plenty of coastlines to relax in the sand, and beautiful restaurants.

Ocracoke, NC

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