Central North Carolina Travel Guide
Plan Your Central North Carolina Vacation
While visiting the Piedmont, it's easy to forget what state you're in. Though located in the geographic heart of North Carolina, this collection of growing urban areas and college towns is like nothing else in the Tar Heel State. This is a region looking ahead and on the move, and while it does lack a certain amount of tradition and charm, it has something that's perhaps just as special. Here, things are changing all the time, and often for the better. This constant evolution keeps the local culture vital.
It's not usually a problem to find a place to stay in one of the Piedmont's resorts, bed-and-breakfasts, or motels or... read more
In the Piedmont it's almost as easy to grab a bagel, empanada, or spanakopita as a biscuit. The region is still a center of... read more
Things To Do in Central North Carolina
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Raleigh museums: More than a dozen museums and historical sites—several within an easy walk of one another—cover every... Read more
The birthplace of barbecue is as hotly contested as a grand champion title at one of the nation's ubiquitous BBQ festivals. North... Read more
For a gentle introduction to the world of wine, look no further than North Carolina. With nearly 100 wineries sprinkled throughout its... Read more
Exploring the gorgeous gardens in North Carolina's Piedmont is a year-round pleasure. For starters, there are lots of them, and they are... Read more
Ask anyone in the Sandhills this question and you'll be met with stares of disbelief. Around here, the famed golfer and course designer is... Read more
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