North Carolina October 19, 2015
Here Are 11 Unforgettable Weekend Trips To Take In North Carolina
With mid-October here, the weather is perfect, the leaves are changing, and we should be taking advantage of all the diverse beauty and activities in our state. Luckily, if you want to be at the beach or the mountains, you’re guaranteed a reasonable drive that makes for a perfect weekend getaway. Wondering what to do? Here are 11 ideas.
1. Check out the fall foliage at a State Park
North Carolina has plenty of state parks to choose from. Based on your location in the state, find your perfect one
2. Go on a unique date with your other half.
From drive-thru zoos, to hopping on board a train...spend the weekend breaking out of the monotony and do something unique with your partner. Find some ideas
3. Hop on board for the 'Moonshine Experience'.
Traveling along the Great Smoky Railroad's Nantahala Gorge Excursion, this train ride is for adults only. Situated in a first class cabin car, guests are served the triple-distilled Midnight Moon moonshine. It's not just beverages, but some interesting history lessons you'll get as well. Learn about the thriving economy of bootlegging in the Appalachia, and read about Swain County's Major Redmond, one of the most famous moonshine outlaws of the 19th century. The ride runs through Nov.1st and early departure trains are served breakfast. If moonshining isn't your cup of tea, GSMR offers other ride options.
4. Or ride the ghost train at Tweetsie!
Don't miss the ghost train at Tweetsie Railroad this October.
5. Speaking of spooky, book your stay at a haunted hotel!
We're nearing Halloween, so you have no excuse not to freak yourself out at one of these
6. Visit one of North Carolina's award-winning vineyards.
From vineyards to wineries, find which one you want to visit first
7. Book a weekend of RnR at a BnB.
Bed and Breakfasts' are a perfect way to relax and treat yourself. North Carolina has some great ones to choose from, with sites, cities, and beautiful scenery not too far. Find your perfect fit
8. Take a hike.
North Carolina has an abundant amount of hiking trails to
. Don't let this amazing weather go to waste!
9. Then pitch a tent!
With ideal camping season coming to an end in Western, NC, don't let these last few weekends go to waste. Plan a camping trip
10. Get ready for Halloween and give yourself a spook.
11. Get lost
Which one will you do first? What did you think of our list? Did we leave anything out? Tell us in the comments below!