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North Carolina, United States

Overview

North Carolina attracts visitors to its eastern coast for the beach, the Outer Banks, its western border to hike and hunt in the Appalachian mountains, and to the central piedmont to listen to Bluegrass and eat barbecue. Couch surf in Ashville, visit UNC or Duke, through hike the AT, or visit the city where the Wright Brothers flew their first plane. And eat some barbecue. Check out Matador's articles on hiking, driking, and diving in North Carolina.

Articles

Sights and sounds from the world’s gnarliest kayak race

A Matador guide to the best college towns in America

22+ awesome hiking spots in North America’s parks

Celebrate: North Carolina’s incredible state and national parks

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17 images of Asheville we can’t stop looking at

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Asheville might just be the top outdoors town in America. Here’s why.

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A guide to the best mellow adventure + beer pairings across North Carolina

Asheville’s musicians are blending traditional and contemporary sounds, and the results are phenomenal

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13 things only people who’ve been to Asheville understand

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Travel guide to the best state parks in North Carolina

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7 places to see incredible live music in North Carolina

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15 things only someone who’s been to North Carolina will understand

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8 awesome places in North Carolina you’ve probably never heard of

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13 experiences you can only have in North Carolina

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The food scene in North Carolina is one of the most innovative in the country. Here’s proof.

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11 reasons North Carolina is the most underrated state in the US

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North Carolina is the new leader in craft brewing. Here’s why.

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14 facts about North Carolina that will surprise you

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