Things to Do
Whether you're interested in having a world-class arts experience, taking a hike at a state park, researching your family history, meeting animals from around the world or stepping onto the hallowed ground where Civil War soldiers once fought, North Carolina has a place for you to visit and enjoy.
This page is your jumping off point to discover the unique places that tell the North Carolina story and the special events that bring this places to life. Happy exploring!
Authentic Arts Experiences
North Carolina has such a wealth of wonderful arts experiences that it's hard to know where to begin. Five web-based guides, produced by the N.C. Arts Council, highlight noteworthy cultural destinations available in different parts of the state.
Guides cover music, literature, craft, performing arts and more.
Your North Carolina Symphony
From selections from the greatest hits of classical music like Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to fan favorites from the world's best films to engaging concerts of accessible music specifically chosen with kids in mind, the nation's first state-supported symphony offers something for everyone.