Amos Mosquito’s is a casual, fine dining restaurant that serves an eclectic, made from scratch menu. They have a unique, outdoorsy décor and a covered patio overlooking Bogue Sound. The winner of the Queen Anne’s Revenge package will receive dinner for two (2) at Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant.
Make plans to visit Asheville and find yourself immersed in the unmistakable mountain vibe. Asheville has become well known for their culinary cool, their burgeoning beer scene and their thriving artistic community. Add to that miles of panoramic vistas and you have a recipe for an unforgettable escape from the daily grind. Get more information about Asheville at www.exploreasheville.com.
Find North Carolina vacation rentals in Atlantic Beach and discover the gem of North Carolina’s coastline, also referred to as the Crystal Coast. Explore the area's rich history, scenic beauty and authentic coastal charm and create everlasting family vacation memories. Situated on the Bogue Banks, Atlantic Beach is within reach of a wealth of activities. With more than 200 privately owned Atlantic Beach rentals, Atlantic Beach Realty has vacation properties to fit every size, location and budget. A family-owned and operated business, Atlantic Beach Realty knows how valuable your vacation time is to you. They work hard to help make your stay pleasant and memorable. The winner of the Queen Anne’s Revenge dive package will receive a three-night stay in an oceanfront condo provided by Atlantic Beach Realty.
Located in the heart of the Beaufort's Historic District is the Beaufort Historic Site, which depicts 18th and 19th century coastal Carolina. The Site houses nine historic buildings as well as the Welcome Center on almost two acres. The third oldest town in North Carolina, Beaufort is dedicated to preserving its rich history and retaining the charm of its early day. Recently honored as "The Coolest Small Town in America” by readers of Budget Travel, Beaufort has been discovered for its vibrant downtown filled with great shopping, wonderful restaurants, boats in the harbor and friendly people everywhere. The winner of the Queen Anne’s Revenge dive package will receive two passes to the Beaufort Historic Site.
Discover the awe-inspiring wonder of Biltmore in Asheville. Begin with the breathtaking beauty of 250-room Biltmore House – America’s largest home - and century-old gardens. Explore the 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard through a variety of activities from horseback riding to rafting. Please your palate at the award-winning winery and restaurants, then browse the shops for unique items inspired by George Vanderbilt’s estate. Finally, savor the long-lasting benefits of a luxurious getaway at our four-star inn. The winner of the Biltmore Behind the Scenes package will get to experience Biltmore like no one has before.
At Bistro-by-the-Sea, guests enjoy a family-owned and operated, laid back atmosphere. Impeccably designed food is prepared made-to-order as diners often relax to live entertainment. The owners and staff at the Bistro welcome every foodie that appreciates creative cuisine, boutique wines, unique spirits and live music. Winner of the Queen Anne’s Revenge prize package will receive dinner for two from Bistro-by-the-sea.
Using some of the best ingredients from local providers, Circa 81 takes pride in offering a farm/sea to table menu as much as possible. Diners enjoy small plates, large plates and brunch specialties featuring the best of what local fishermen and farmers have to offer in this Morehead City establishment. The winner of the Queen Anne’s Revenge package will receive dinner for two at Circa 81.
The Crystal Coast is perfectly positioned along North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks. The pristine beaches and scenic natural wonders provide the backdrop for a vacation escape filled with rich history and fascinating stories. Get more information about lighthouses, wild horses and more at crystalcoastnc.org.
Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Executive Chef Scott Crawford and Chef de Cuisine John Childers masterfully redefine American cooking by presenting classic ideas translated with local, seasonal ingredients and precise technique, brightening each ingredient's flavor and purpose. The winner of the Dinner Party package will receive a three-course dinner for two (2) with wine pairings.
Dive into family fun and adventure at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Nearly 40 other exhibits and thousands of animals take you on an unforgettable journey from North Carolina’s mountain waterfalls to its saltwater depths offshore. Watch playful river otters frolic. Make contact with stingrays and other creatures in the touch pools. See a rare white loggerhead sea turtle. The winner of the Queen Anne’s Revenge package will receive two tickets to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.
Visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort for a taste of coastal cultures and maritime history, from Blackbeard's history in North Carolina to exhibits featuring the state’s rich seafood industry, life-saving stations and lighthouses, and sailboats and motorboats. The Museum is the official repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground near Beaufort in 1718. The winner of the Queen Anne's Revenge dive package will receive a guided tour of the Maritime Museum.
Deeply involved with the state’s heritage, the Office of State Archaeology preserves properties, artifacts, and archaeological sites important to North Carolina. OSA protects endangered sites, unmarked burial grounds, and shipwreck sites inland or within North Carolina’s protected area in the ocean; including Blackbeard’s flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The second part of the official 2013 dive season runs from August 5 through October 31. The Underwater Archaeology Branch hopes to recover additional cannons and artifacts from the shipwreck, just a few miles off the coast of Beaufort.
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours lets participants get to know North Carolina’s cities through their best restaurants and food shops. Guided by foodies and surrounded by them, visitors go behind the scenes to chat with chefs and artisans and enjoy their food throughout some of the state's most delicious cities. The winner of the Dinner Party package will receive two (2) passes for the downtown Raleigh Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour.
The Renaissance Asheville Hotel is nestled among the Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With the completion of the hotel’s multi-million dollar renovation to its public space and restaurant, this Asheville hotel proves itself to be one of the best hotels in downtown Asheville. The winner of the Biltmore Behind the Scenes package will receive a three-night stay in the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.
Come explore the Crystal Coast from a perspective unlike any other. On an aerial tour with Southern Air, you’ll get a “birds-eye” view of the many attractions that make Carteret County one of the most unique coastal communities in the country. The winner of the Queen Anne’s Revenge package will get to experience the Beaches and Banks Tour. This 45-minute tour includes all sites in the Cape Lookout 30-minute tour, but also allows you to fly down Atlantic Beach to Pine Knoll Shores and extends around the southern tip of Cape Lookout up Core Banks, considered one of the most beautiful places to fly in all of North Carolina.
Raleigh's first gastropub, The Oxford specializes in cuisine with an adventurous twist on familiar foods, all made from scratch with honest ingredients. Combining the best elements of traditional pubs and upscale fine dining, at this downtown destination you'll find everything from stepped-up-a-notch pub cheese to lamb meatloaf and cinnamon spiced duck breast. The winner of the Dinner Party package will receive a gift card valid toward a dinner for two (2) at The Oxford.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a singular, sophisticated triumph in North Carolina’s northeastern Piedmont region. The state’s most highly rated hotel, it boasts stunning interiors punctuated with privately curated fine art, 150 spacious guest rooms and suites, world-class cuisine, a stimulating spa, gracious staff, and a serene woodland setting. The six-story hotel is nestled against a 3-acre lake and resides on 12 acres, still only six minutes to RDU Airport, 10 minutes to PNC Arena and 15 minutes to downtown Raleigh. The winner of the Dinner Party package will enjoy a three-night stay for two (2).
This is the destination you've been waiting for, because it's so many destinations in one. The fun, lively vibe coursing through tree-lined streets packed with funky cafes and pubs. Endless hot spots and historical treasures, exciting hockey games and incredible area-wide celebrations. Raleigh is North Carolina's state capital and so much more. Get more information about the sights, sounds, flavors and more at www.visitraleigh.com.
Translating to "Alive" in Hindi, Zinda is a New Asian style restaurant combining a variety of tastes and flavors to create exciting dishes that heighten the senses. Boasting an inventive menu featuring Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and other Asian cuisines, Zinda offers delicious food flavored to perfection and an atmosphere unlike any other in Raleigh. Located in the heart of Downtown on Fayetteville Street, the energy of the city makes Zinda come alive. The winner of the Dinner Party package will receive a gift card toward a dinner for two (2) at Zinda.