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Fall in North Carolina | Bucket List of Best Things to Do

Fall in North Carolina is a truly special time of year when the state comes alive with vibrant colors, festive food, and the ushering in of long-awaited events. There's a multitude of activities spanning the state from the coast to the mountains that shouldn't be...

OC Aerial offers indoor all-in-one fun

OC Aerial, the all-new Durham in-door adventure park is commemorating its grand opening on September 10 with an action-packed day of discounts, special guests, and fun for the whole family DURHAM, N.C. (September 2, 2022) — OC Aerial, the Triangle’s ultimate...

Traveling NC By Train: 6 Things You Should Know

Traveling NC By Train is a special experience and if you're planning to climb aboard soon, there are a few things you should know first. Our family spent a day exploring Amtrak's Piedmont Line together. We decided to take our sons on a one and a half hour train ride...

Hi, I am Megan.

CHIEF CURATOR / TASTER / EXPLORER

As the proud founder of NC Eat & Play, I want to welcome you to our community. I created this space to help locals discover great food and activities for sensible budgets and everyday play. I’m proud to serve as a Chief Curator and influencer for North Carolinians, where every day, my team and I highlight and celebrate local businesses and establishments in North Carolina.

Like many, I consider my home the center of everything. I live in the greater Raleigh area where many of the food and play stories are naturally covered, but not all. I have a large audience following us from all over the state, and I participate in covering cities and towns far in wide as much as possible.

“We wholeheartedly want to inspire others to live abundantly local and enjoy all the riches of North Carolina.” – Megan Nichols

Megan, founder of NC Eat & Play
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Fall in North Carolina | Bucket List of Best Things to Do

Fall in North Carolina | Bucket List of Best Things to Do

Fall in North Carolina is a truly special time of year when the state comes alive with vibrant colors, festive food, and the ushering in of long-awaited events. There's a multitude of activities spanning the state from the coast to the mountains that shouldn't be...

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6 Most Haunted Locations in NC

6 Most Haunted Locations in NC

Spooky season is one of our favorite times of the year, and North Carolina has plenty to offer to satisfy your paranormal needs. Whether it is Halloween or any other season, you will definitely want to check out these thrilling locations in our amazing state. There...

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Fall in North Carolina | Bucket List of Best Things to Do

Fall in North Carolina | Bucket List of Best Things to Do

Fall in North Carolina is a truly special time of year when the state comes alive with vibrant colors, festive food, and the ushering in of long-awaited events. There's a multitude of activities spanning the state from the coast to the mountains that shouldn't be...

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Guide to Wrightsville Beach (Where to Eat, Stay, + Play!)

Guide to Wrightsville Beach (Where to Eat, Stay, + Play!)

Wrightsville Beach is a walkable beach town in North Carolina that breathes life into all those who visit it. Wrightsville is the beach with the shortest travel time from many areas of the state, including Raleigh. That and its proximity to UNCW make it a popular...

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Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

I (Harrison) would argue that the lakes are some of the best parts of living in North Carolina, with Lake Gaston being my favorite. Even though there were a few lakes around me growing up, my family always made the one-hour drive from Raleigh to Lake Gaston to get our...

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