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Which coastal style best reflects your dream space?

North Carolina has some of the most stunning coastlines in the US, making it no surprise that coastal design is popular for homes across the state. But "coastal" isn't a one-size fits-all. From the elegance of Coastal Hamptons to the charming nostalgia of Coastal...

Host An Amazing Backyard Soiree with Furnitureland South

Essential Design Ingredients For Outdoor-Worthy Grill Spaces Contributed by an NC Eat & Play Partner: Furnitureland South Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes outdoor grilling and entertaining. It’s the perfect time for festive soirees (a fancy way...

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See this special memory at the beginning of when we started NC Eat & Play and were featured in The Omega Sports Neighborhsip Series. READ MORE. 

Hi, I am Megan.


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.

“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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OC Aerial offers indoor all-in-one fun

OC Aerial offers indoor all-in-one fun

OC Aerial, an all-in-one in-door adventure park opens its Durham facility and commemorates its grand opening on September 10 with an action-packed day of discounts, special guests, and fun for the whole family.

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The Real-Tour Experience sponsored by The W Group.

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Fresh. Local Ice Cream

Fresh. Local Ice Cream

Welcome to The NC EAT & PLAY Podcast. Today, we will be talking to Jason, co-owner of FRESH. Local Ice cream and their General Manager, Jessica. I started NC Eat & Play to highlight and celebrate local businesses, establishments and “worth-the-trip”...

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