North Carolina: Nothing Compares


Matador is excited and honored to be able to partner with Visit North Carolina to produce videos, stories, and travel guides on this incredible state, a place that stretches from mountains to sea, encompassing world-class outdoor adventures, super cool cities and small towns, extraordinary cuisine, and a unique version of Southern culture and hospitality.

Scroll down to see what Matador found on our exploration of North Carolina, and why the tagline “nothing compares” is completely apt.

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North Carolina trails: Welcoming everyone into the outdoors

Come find your North Carolina trail.

Celebrate: North Carolina's incredible state and national parks

There's never been a better time to get outside in NC and enjoy the scope and diversity of the state's public lands, from Mountains to Piedmont to Coast. #visitnc

Welcome to the Green: World's most hardcore whitewater community

As a paddler, you operate on flow. You start with roll classes, move up to class I-II runs, and, years later, maybe you'll find yourself on The Green. #visitnc

Travel guide to the best state parks in North Carolina

This year marks NC State Parks’ 100th anniversary. Here's a rundown of some of the best. #visitnc

7 places to see incredible live music in North Carolina

From Ben Folds to Fred Durst to Nina Simone, there's a reason North Carolina has bred its fair share of musicians—music in this state is taken seriously, and these venues are here to prove it. #VisitNC

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

Do you speak the language of North Carolina? Read on to find out. #VisitNC

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

Most visitors to North Carolina don't realize there are 300+ waterfalls here. And pinball museums. And sand dunes as high as buildings. And wild horses. That you can camp with. Yeah. #VisitNC

13 experiences you can only have in North Carolina

Road trips out to sea? Standing a mile high with no ground beneath your feet? Rafting with Olympians before breaking for barbecue? Nowhere but North Carolina. #VisitNC

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

North Carolina has developed one of the most innovative food scenes in the country—a strong example of the economic, cultural, and environmental benefits of locavorism. #VisitNC

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

In what other state could you take a box of Krispy Kremes on an epic road trip from the peaks of the Appalachians at sunrise to miles and miles of coastline by sunset? And feast on BBQ during pit stops, of course. #visitnc

18 reasons you should NEVER take your kids to North Carolina

Beware—these innocent visits could quickly turn into a permanent move! #visitnc

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

Beyond the migration of national craft breweries to our area, or the awards or accolades, or even the individual beers themselves, what makes North Carolina the leading craft beer state is simply the people. #visitnc

14 facts about North Carolina that will surprise you

From the Appalachians to the Atlantic, with a history as rich in barbecue as it is in the Revolutionary War, North Carolina tells a complex story. #visitnc