Best North Carolina Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top North Carolina Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
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This park is close to major population centers, but its lush greenery and pleasantly rounded peaks create a soothing aura of tranquillity. ...
Published by Hunter Publishing Gatlinburg, TN - Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

2. Biltmore and Much More: Asheville, NC Weekend Getaway
Those who haven’t visited Asheville owe it to themselves to spend a day at the Biltmore Estate—that luxurious monument to unparalleled ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Asheville, NC - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

3. Corn-fusing, but Fun: The Amazing Maize Maze Weekend Getaway
Like its Oklahoma cousins, this cornfield outside Huntersville, just north of Charlotte, grows as high as an elephant’s eye. Only ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Huntersville, NC - Great Adventures in North Carolina

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 4. Absolutely Gorge-ous: Exploring Linville Gorge Weekend Getaway
Linville Gorge is one of four major gorges in western North Carolina. The others—Hickory Nut, Nantahala, and Cullasaja—are beautiful ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Nebo, NC - Great Adventures in North Carolina

5. Coastal Diversion: Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Swansboro Weekend Getaway
Okay, so the drive to the “Crystal Coast” may be a stretch for an chapter that purports to highlight destinations within two hours ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Morehead City, NC - Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham

6. Fun in the Sun: Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach Weekend Getaway
This day trip, a straight shot from Raleigh-Durham east, mixes history, Hollywood, beaches, amusements, and great food. The area offers ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Wilmington, NC - Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham

7. Of Pirates and Pastimes: Beaufort Weekend Getaway
Travel east past Morehead City to Beaufort, the “crown jewel of the Crystal Coast.” With homes dating back to the 1700s, Beaufort ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Beaufort, NC - Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham

8. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina & Tennessee Weekend Getaway
The landscape is mysterious and majestic. But it’s accessible rather than remote. Natural assets and proximity to several metro areas ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Cherokee, NC - Fodor's Great American Vacations

9. Back in Time: Williamston, Windsor, and Edenton Weekend Getaway
Travel back to the roots of North Carolina on this day trip, which takes you to three eighteenth-century towns, including North Carolina’s ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Williamston, NC - Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham

10. The Amusement Parks of North Carolina Weekend Getaway
This chapter describes these North Carolina Amusement Parks: Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley, Goldston's Beach and Pavilion ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Charlotte, NC - The Amusement Park Guide

11. Land of the Blue Mist: Cherokee, NC and Great Smoky Mountains National Park Weekend Getaway
Awaken in a quaint bed-and-breakfast enveloped in a Smoky Mountain mist clinging to the hills and hollows. When the vapor burns off, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Cherokee, NC - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

12. Magical, Mysterious Mountain Balds Weekend Getaway
OK, so you can’t sing like Julie Andrews. But you can twirl across a mountaintop with your arms open and pretend. Best of all, you ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Asheville, NC - Great Adventures in North Carolina

13. Blue Ridge Baseball: Bluefield, Lynchburg, Shenandoah Valley League Baseball Trip Family Vacation
The Blue Ridge Mountains are the stunning backdrop for several mountain ballparks, beginning with tiny Bluefield, West Virginia, where ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Bluefield, WV - Fodor's Baseball Vacations

14. Cataloochee Ranch Weekend Getaway
North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most beautiful and serene places in all of North America, a fact not lost on ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Maggie Valley, NC - 100 Best Ranch Vacations in North America

15. North Carolina Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on North Carolina excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of North Carolina ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Raleigh, NC - Fodor's USA

16. Splash! Sliding Down North Carolina's Natural Water Slide Weekend Getaway
Want to see how brave you really are? All you have to do is sit down in Looking Glass Creek and go with the flow as it spills down ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Brevard, NC - Great Adventures in North Carolina

17. "Will We Get Wet" Whitewater Rafting in North Carolina Weekend Getaway
“Will we get wet?” asked Ellen. Does it rain in Seattle? “What happens if I fall out?” Becky queried. “We’ll pull you back in. One ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Bryson City, NC - Great Adventures in North Carolina

18. From Rails to Trails: Asheville, Chattanooga Baseball Trip Family Vacation
Asheville, North Carolina, is home to McCormick Field — an intimate, modern stadium set into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Asheville, NC - Fodor's Baseball Vacations

19. Mayberry: Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain Weekend Getaway
On this day trip, you’re headed to Mayberry. The fictional TV town was fashioned after Mount Airy for The Andy Griffith Show. Griffith ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Mount Airy, NC - Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham

20. Kiteboarding & Windsurfing on Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekend Getaway
Wind is a dominant and driving force at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It shapes the islands and the trees and changes the disposition ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Buxton, NC - Exploring Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores

 
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