August 1, 2015

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 30 on North Carolina Weekend, relax at the Inn at Brevard. Discover various works at Buffalo Creek Gallery in Shelby. Tempt your taste buds at Caprice Bistro in Wilmington. Lift a glass at the Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery in Asheville. And the “House Special” samples the fare at Ed’s […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 23 on North Carolina Weekend, tempt your taste buds at The Tavern at Jack’s Neck in Belhaven. Go behind the scenes at Opera Wilmington in Wilmington. Discover Ashe County Cheese in West Jefferson. Tour Tapoco Lodge in Robbinsville. And check out the scene at the Nightbell Restaurant & Lounge in […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 16 on North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” examines genealogy at the State Archives of N.C. in Raleigh. Find a treasure at the Highway 21 Three Day Road Market in Harmony. Check out Science on a Sphere at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Relax at the Inn at […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 9 on North Carolina Weekend­, visit Lexington Glassworks in Asheville. Enjoy the food and music at the Spruce Pine BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival in Spruce Pine. Take in the art at Wilkes Art Gallery in North Wilkesboro. Tempt your taste buds at Straightaway Cafe and Pub in Black Mountain. And […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 2 on North Carolina Weekend­­­­­, take in one of the performances during the Lees-McRae College Summer theatre in Banner Elk. Marvel at the lorikeets at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach. Tempt your taste buds at Queen’s Feast during Charlotte Restaurant Week. Enjoy the variety of performances […]

Visit NC to Use Periscope to Promote #NCMusicDay to Visitors

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 25, 2015) ? Music lovers can pick up the beat at events taking place across North Carolina on Friday, thanks to the #NCMusicDay showcase on the Periscope live-streaming app. The broadcast results from a partnership between Visit North Carolina and the North Carolina Arts Council, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and […]

N.C., Triangle outpace nation in tourism and travel spending for April

According to figures released Tuesday (yesterday) by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, tourism and travel spending across the U.S. “decelerated” during the first quarter of 2015, growing at an annual rate of just 2 percent. That’s down from the 4.9 percent increase the nation saw in the final quarter of 2014. BEA attributed the […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of June 18 on North Carolina Weekend, bring out your inner Pinball Wizard at the Asheville Pinball Museum in Asheville. Stroll along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk in Carolina Beach. Tee it up at Knight’s Play Golf Center in Apex. Take a tour of Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure. Sample the “House […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of June 11 on North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” examines the collections of the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Take to the sea for a cruise on the Belle of Topsail in Surf City. Get in the spirit of competition at the Annual Southeastern Masters Track and Field Meet in Raleigh. […]

New quarter commemorates the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

The U.S. Mint has announced that the Blue Ridge Parkway will be commemorated with a special coin as part of its ongoing series honoring “America the Beautiful.” Coin collectors, Parkway enthusiasts and everyone else can start looking for the Parkway quarter at stores and banks beginning this month. The coin has the standard image of […]

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