Central North Carolina Travel Guide


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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.


Central North Carolina Hotels

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


Central North Carolina Restaurants

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


Central North Carolina Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Raleigh museums: More than a dozen museums and historical sites—several within an easy walk of one another—cover every... Read more

  • North Carolina Barbecue

    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

  • North Carolina Wineries

    For a gentle introduction to the world of wine, look no further than North Carolina. With nearly 100 wineries sprinkled throughout its... Read more

  • Piedmont Gardens

    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

  • Who Is Donald Ross?

    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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