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AUG 2018

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2 0 1 8 / 2 0 1 9 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 71 Tempting Tastes Even celebrity chef Bobby Flay was won over by the tangy, vinegar-based, world-famous barbecue ready to tempt your taste buds at the Barbecue Center in Lexington. Serving up the Southern staple since the 1950s, this iconic Lexington restaurant will be sure to please with real pit-cooked barbe- que. Try the Tailgate Special with plenty of pulled pork and all kinds of delicious down-home fixings. Elegance & Outdoor Activity Step into the world of the Vanderbilts as you immerse your- self in the elegant surroundings of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. Choose accommodations at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, the mod- erately priced Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate or Cottage on Biltmore Estate, offering personal- ized services. Explore 8,000 acres of outdoor activities, including carriage rides, fly fishing, horse- back riding, river float trips and so much more. Stroll over to Antler Hill Village & Winery where you will experience free wine tastings, live music, unique shops and farm-to-table dining among the offerings. Coastal Beauty Cape Hatteras National Seashore along the Outer Banks of the Atlantic Ocean – the nation's first national seashore – presents a vision of unparalleled coastal beauty. Walking along the beach, visi- tors have the chance to experience all kinds of marine life, including federally protected and endangered species such as the piping plover, seabeach amaranth and sea turtle. In the winter, seals can be spotted on the beach, and five species of sea turtles are found there throughout the year. For those who would like an extended visit, Cape Hatteras National Seashore pro- vides campgrounds for those who want to stay and take advantage of fishing, hiking, waterfowl hunting or exploring national treasures such as the Cape Hatteras Light Station. n From the nautical beauty of the Outer Banks to the majestic landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina resonates with options for anyone who appreciates natural beauty. Experience eclectic cultures that dot the mountain region of the state, offering homespun bluegrass, one-of-a-kind jewelry and art, quilting and more. A visit to the state wouldn't be complete without trying the world-famous North Carolina barbecue or the taste bud-tingling combination of fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese. For history buffs, North Carolina beckons with 27 historic sites. Let your imagination soar at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, where the brothers took their first flight, and don't miss out on walking the decks of the USS North Carolina, a World War II battleship located across the river from downtown Wilmington. Asheville ...........................C2 .........................72 Blowing Rock ....................D1 .........................73 Chapel Hill .......................G2 .........................73 Charlotte ............................E3 ......................... 73 Crystal Coast .....................J3 .........................74 Durham .............................G2 .........................74 Fayetteville .......................H3 .........................74 Goldsboro .........................H2 .........................76 Greensboro....................... F1 .........................76 Greenville .......................... I2 .........................76 Hendersonville ..................C2 .........................78 High Point ........................ E2 .........................78 New Bern ........................... I3 .........................78 Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Area .......G3 .........................80 Raleigh ............................G2 .........................80 Shelby............................... E3 .........................82 Wilmington .......................H4 .........................82 Winston-Salem ................ E1 .........................82 City Map Location Page A B C D E F G H I J K North Carolina Ocracoke Beach 1 2 3 4 Mountains, Beaches & Barbecue Barbecue Center in Lexington Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Photos courtesy of VisitNC.com

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