May 6, 2016

North Carolina attracts record visitor spending

Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Monday that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2015 with a total of $21.9 billion, a 2.7 percent increase compared to 2014, which outpaced the national average for growth last year of only 2.1 percent. Additionally, tourism industry-supported employment topped 211,000 jobs to set another record for the […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 5 on North Carolina Weekend, relax at the Balsam Mountain Inn in Balsam. Take in a show at the Old Theater in Oriental. See what’s in season at the Vollmer Farm in Bunn. Explore The Mayton Inn in Cary. And find something sweet and unique at The Asheville Bee Charmer […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 28 on North Carolina Weekend, make sure to join in the NC State Parks Centennial Celebration with visits and special events across the state.  Stop by the Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill for regular events and its seasonal apothecary items. Enjoy the entries at the Annual British Classic Car […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 14 on North Carolina Weekend, explore in Part 2 the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail near Mocksville. Take to the trees at Skywild at the Greensboro Science Museum in Greensboro. Discover the Hinson Art Museum at Wingate University in Wingate. See what’s in bloom at the Wilson Rose Garden in Wilson. […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 7 on North Carolina Weekend, take in the “Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light” exhibit at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem. Enjoy Part 1 of a series on the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail at several sites in the western Piedmont to northwest counties. Learn a time-honored art at Silver […]

NC Beer Month kicks off this Friday

The fourth annual NC Beer Month begins this Friday with more than 80 breweries and dozens of destinations across the state participating. Co-sponsored by Visit North Carolina and the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild, NC Beer Month is designed to draw the attention of beer travelers with special events throughout April and to solidify North Carolina’s stature as […]

Participate with Welcome Centers for National Travel & Tourism Week

This year’s National Travel & Tourism Week is May 1-7. Each year, North Carolina’s nine Welcome Centers celebrate the occasion by inviting travel partners to help thank visitors for traveling here. Tourism Week provides an excellent opportunity to bring your message directly to visitors in the state seeking travel information. Attractions, accommodations and other tourism-related […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of March 24 on  North Carolina Weekend, see what’s in bloom at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. Take in “The Mummy Treasure of Al Faiyum” exhibit at the Iredell Museum in Statesville. Step back in time with a walking tour of Bath. Lift a glass at Call Family Distillers in Wilkesboro. […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of March 17 on North Carolina Weekend, step back to a simpler time at R.A. Fountain General Store in Fountain. Consider judging a book by its cover at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro. Go airborne at Defy Gravity Trampoline Park in Durham. Enjoy the great outdoors at William B Umstead State Park in […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of March 10 on  North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” visits Replacements, Ltd. in McLeansville. Step back in time at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site in Statesville. Get down on the farm during the Annual Southern Farm Days in Lake Waccamaw. See what all’s going on at West End Mill Works in Winston-Salem. […]

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