The Official 2023 North Carolina Travel Guide is now available. The publication is designed to inspire real-life trips across the state.
Drawing on authentic experiences found in all 100 counties, the new guide creates fresh ways to explore cities, towns and the outdoor wonderlands at the heart of 2023’s Year of the Trail celebration.
“The Year of the Trail points the way to thousands of miles of pathways where nature lovers of all abilities can walk, paddle, pedal or otherwise immerse themselves in scenic beauty and outdoor adventure,” said Visit NC’s Wit Tuttell.
“Yet as the Travel Guide shows, visitors can follow byways built on music, sports, culinary pursuits or other interests,” Tuttell said. “Maybe best of all are the details – the shops and retro motor lodges, the special places to stop for views, the must-have souvenirs – that inspire travelers to make the most of the journey as well as the stay.”
To underscore the diversity of travel options, the guide features a different cover for each of the state’s three major regions.
In the mountains, a shot of the dog-friendly Bearwallow Mountain Trail near Hendersonville sets hillside greenery against blue skies and mountain peaks.
ARTivity on the Green, Winston-Salem’s photo-ready downtown art park, represents the creative spirit that infuses the state’s Piedmont cities.
The coastal cover, depicting White Lake Holiday Resort in White Lake, invites discovery of the inland beaches surrounding North Carolina’s phenomenal bay lakes.
The Official 2023 North Carolina Travel Guide is free. The print edition is available at the state’s nine Welcome Centers or by calling (800) 847-4862 (800-VISIT NC). Readers can also link to VisitNC.com/travel-guides to request a copy, access the digital edition or download a PDF version.
Bulk orders of the Travel Guide are available by emailing your request and physical delivery information to Pam Jarett at the Call Center. The Travel Guide is available at no cost for distribution by visitor centers, attractions, accommodations and other tourism-related businesses.