May 28, 2016

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 26 on North Carolina Weekend, enjoy the NC Black Bear Festival in Plymouth. Make a stop at Richard’s Coffee Shop in Mooresville. Explore Biltmore Village in Asheville. Discover the Western North Carolina Air Museum in Hendersonville. And the “House Special” samples the fare at the Breakwater Restaurant in Hatteras. (Please […]

Memorial Day road trips will be highest since 2005, spending up 1.2 percent

More than 38 million Americans, the second highest ever and the highest number since 2005, will travel during the long Memorial Day weekend, the AAA has predicted. Most of them will drive. About 34 million will take trips of 50 miles or more during that time, which AAA assumes will begin for many people on […]

Welcome Centers Celebrate North Carolina Culture for Travel and Tourism Week

N.C. Commerce’s nine Welcome Centers celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week earlier this month by joining with local tourism partners to personally thank North Carolina visitors for traveling to the state. In addition to highlighting the role travel plays in the U.S. economy, Travel and Tourism Week offered an excellent opportunity for North Carolina’s attractions […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 19 on North Carolina Weekend, enjoy a profile of Swansboro. “Collecting Carolina” looks at tobacciana collectibles in Wilmington. Enjoy Music on the Porch at the Bynum General Store in Bynum. Tempt your taste buds at Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem. And “After Dark” checks out the 21c Museum Hotel in […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 12 on North Carolina Weekend, take a tour of the Western Governor’s Residence in Asheville. Enjoy the First Bloom celebration at Witherspoon Rose Culture in Durham. Tour the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park, located on the Forsyth/Guilford county line. Lift a glass at Cypress Bend Vineyards in Wagram. […]

North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center Offers Training in Downtown Henderson, NC June 9th, 2016

Tourism-related businesses in the Henderson/Vance County area – including the surrounding counties – will have an opportunity to work with Visit North Carolina staff to learn about its research, development and marketing services, and discuss best practices in reaching travelers, the media and increasing tourism visitation and spending. Visit North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center […]

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. […]

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