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Old 12-18-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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What places do you suggest for a day or two day trip to some place around Charlotte (probably around 4 hrs drive) for this coming long weekend?

PS: We are in early 30's.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Asheville - great restaurants and breweries, funky stores. Visit the Biltmore House and go see the gingerbread house display at the Grove Park Inn.

Charleston is always a great city to visit too, even in the winter.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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What places do you suggest for a day or two day trip to some place around Charlotte (probably around 4 hrs drive) for this coming long weekend?

PS: We are in early 30's.


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Old 12-19-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Here and There
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Yes, this ^^^
SNOB is delicious!!!

Asheville is a great time, too, just depends on what you're looking to do!
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill SC
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Charleston for sure!! See if the Charleston Resort & Marina is available, it is not right downtown but they offer a free trolly there. We just stayed theer a few weekends ago and it is truly has one of the best viewsof the water I have seen. I compared the beauty to the carribean Have fun my husband and I are in our early 30's also and we love going there! Check out the rooftop bar on top of the vendue inn also...super fun!
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Consider me the minority, but I do really like Columbia. Riverbanks zoo will easily take up half your day.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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What places do you suggest for a day or two day trip to some place around Charlotte (probably around 4 hrs drive) for this coming long weekend?

PS: We are in early 30's.
Linville Caverns, Maggie Valley, Asheville area, Blowing Rock, Cherokee (casinos), Chimney Rock and area, Winerys near Elkin (Shelton Vineyards) , Mt. Airy (Mayberry), Winston Salem (Moravian vlllage), McAdenville Christmas lights, Whitewater rafting center, Brattonville (filming of Patriot) with historic homes, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Davidson, N.C. Zoological Park, Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge foothills, Kings Mountain battlefield, Cowpens Revolutionary War memorial,
the German Schnitzel Haus in Hickory (consistantly voted the best or second best German restaurant in the U.S.)
I am back. If you go to Charleston, be sure to visit the old plantations a few miles out of the center of town, ie Middleton, etc. Lots to do all around Carleston. Also, Wilmington is a nice town to visit.

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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Linville Caverns, Maggie Valley, Asheville area, Blowing Rock, Cherokee (casinos), Chimney Rock and area, Winerys near Elkin (Shelton Vineyards) , Mt. Airy (Mayberry), Winston Salem (Moravian vlllage), McAdenville Christmas lights, Whitewater rafting center, Brattonville (filming of Patriot) with historic homes, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Davidson, N.C. Zoological Park, Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge foothills, Kings Mountain battlefield, Cowpens Revolutionary War memorial,
the German Schnitzel Haus in Hickory (consistantly voted the best or second best German restaurant in the U.S.)
I am back. If you go to Charleston, be sure to visit the old plantations a few miles out of the center of town, ie Middleton, etc. Lots to do all around Carleston. Also, Wilmington is a nice town to visit.

Linville Caverns, >> Been there few months back, really great experience. Can go one more time.

Maggie Valley, >> Need to see what kind of activities/attractions here..

Asheville area, >> Yes, that's in list, along with Biltmore

Blowing Rock, Cherokee (casinos), Chimney Rock and area, >> Made a trip for fall colors

Winerys near Elkin (Shelton Vineyards) , Mt. Airy (Mayberry), Winston Salem (Moravian vlllage),

McAdenville Christmas lights, >> Been there last year, we felt it was kind of ok, not that great.

Whitewater rafting center, Brattonville (filming of Patriot) with historic homes, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Davidson, N.C. Zoological Park, Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge foothills, Kings Mountain battlefield, Cowpens Revolutionary War memorial,
>> Been to above early this year and in summer, but thanks for the list.

the German Schnitzel Haus in Hickory (consistantly voted the best or second best German restaurant in the U.S.)
>> Good, I'll try, never been to a German restaurant.

I am back. If you go to Charleston, be sure to visit the old plantations a few miles out of the center of town, ie Middleton, etc. Lots to do all around Charleston.
>> Charleston is beautiful place, can go anytime.

Also, Wilmington is a nice town to visit.
>> Hmm..never been to Wilmington, let me look up what's there?


Thanks for the list.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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One of the posts I read about 'Hot Air Balloon', is there any nearby Charlotte? Is this season, I mean will people go for these during this time of the year?
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Dollywood I was told was a special place this time of year. They have a big christmas theme With luck you might see a little snow.
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