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Things to do in North Carolina

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“The Bascom Center provides exhibitions of traveling artwork. It also has a learning center for ceramics and crafts. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Dream of catching a big Brown Trout record caught 24 lbs 10oz Try your hand at one of the top 10 Fly Fishing destinations would like to learn the art of fly fishing guides available to book . only 30 mins away from villa”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Think of chocolate everything! 😍 and drinks! They also have a good selection too! And great cocktails! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Great shopping outlet mill. This is the mall where you can get those amazing candied apples with all kind of toppings like marshmallows, chocolate, caramel drizzle, assorted nuts etc. Take note: This mall is most times crowded due to the large groups of people who plan trips in bus loads. But it is so worth it to visit this mall especially if you love sight seeing. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great spot for a beer or wine. Huge selection of beers on tap. Can also buy wine and beer retail and grab and go. The food here is also very good. I'm a fan of the pretzel, flatbread, and salad. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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“Lightrail/shortwalk, or car/uber there. The reboot. Part convenience store, part beer/wine bar, part deli, it's a hub for neighbors to hang. This one is in South End, and is a new 2018 re-build of a beloved one that was torn down to make way for progress. Funky vibe. Bonus: a Cluck Design Collaborative project. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Diner
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“The food there is amazing!!! You will not be disappointed (unless you don't like waiting in long lines) and it is always open 24/7.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“This is my favorite restaurant in Charlotte. The fast casual environment is perfect for families, or couples on the go. Order the limeña chopped salad and a side of sweet potato fries! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Food
“Community-oriented company, local hangout spot, the best beer in Knox (or so we think)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's quaint and close by! Not to mention the people and the food are equally fantastic!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“North Carolina's oldest and largest cheese manufacturer. Watch cheese being made in the factory viewing room. The retail store has all cheeses available plus fresh country butter, fresh fudge and hand-dipped ice cream. Something new for the kids (and kids at heart) is the Kandy Korner with over 150 varieties of new and traditional candies. They also have a great selection of NC Wines, and imported cheeses as well as Amish Foods.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“Elk Knob State Park is a 4,227-acre North Carolina state park in Watauga County, North Carolina, in the United States. Opened in 2003, it is one of North Carolina's newest state parks. Elk Knob State Park was established to preserve the natural state of Elk Knob, the second highest peak in Watauga County.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Inspired by the great American melting pot of culinary cultures and techniques, this is our next adventure in New American cuisine. We’re adding a dash of modern-day flavor to the traditional recipes we’ve loved for so long, creating upscale dining experience like no other in Hendersonville. So come see what we have in store and take a taste of what’s next.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“40 minute drive but the best movie theater in town with stadium seating and lots of fun shops and restaurants as neighbors. Free parking and you can walk to everything. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Food
“Beautiful vineyard in the NC mountains. Offering tastings, dinner and brunch, this is an easy drive from our airbnb!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Curry house with amazing food and great atmosphere. Enjoy 10% off dinner specials with the Asheville Go Local card!”
  • 28 locals recommend