Visit North Carolina produces a variety of printed and online publications for travelers, potential visitors to the state and tourism industry professionals.

Official North Carolina Travel Guide

The Official North Carolina Travel Guide is a free publication packed with photos, features and easy-to-read attraction and lodging information to help potential visitors further their sense of discovery and exploration while in the state.  A new photo-centric design and state-of-the-art digital options bring natural, manmade and historic attractions to life in a handbook that's unique among state travel guidebooks.

The guide inspires travelers with alluring photographs and concise copy blocks in the style of an upscale catalog. Vibrant images of popular festivals, Southern culture, national parks and other attractions draw readers in and deliver essential information. Sections on beer and cult cuisine cater to travelers with an appetite. Exciting military-related sites are highlighted on pages that travel through history from the 1770s to modern times, from museums to air shows to Civil War and Revolutionary War locations.

Published annually at no cost to the State, the travel guide also gives North Carolina businesses and tourism industry partners affordable opportunities to advertise their region and attractions: the publication represents a $1.1 million investment by state travel partners in print and online advertising and cooperative marketing efforts. Destinations, attractions and accommodations are listed for free.

This publication is available, free-of charge:

  • In the state's nine Welcome Centers
  • By phone from the state's Call Center: 1-800-VISITNC
  • Online through
  • At travel trade shows worldwide..

For bulk quantities, please email your request, including shipping information, to

Electronic Newsletter

Newslink is a free newsletter published by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina - the public-private organization that markets North Carolina as a business and travel destination.

Targeted to travel industry, media and government representatives, Newslink is distributed to nearly 6000 subscribers weekly and contains valuable information on state programs; tourism-related research; state, national and international trends; media leads; updates on conferences and events, and more. Subscribe to Newslink or visit the Newslink archives to view current and past issues.

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