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Old 03-28-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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New to Charlotte and my wife and 23 yr old daughter are coming to visit this weekend. They are not outdoorsy type. Thinking about driving to myrtle beach or charleston. What is the easiest drive to do in a day?
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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New to Charlotte and my wife and 23 yr old daughter are coming to visit this weekend. They are not outdoorsy type. Thinking about driving to myrtle beach or charleston. What is the easiest drive to do in a day?
If you are just talking about the two locations...Charleston is the easier drive of the two.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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You could head to the mountains. Asheville or Boone.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Huntersville, NC
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Another possibility is Wilmington on the NC coast.
This is a good website for visiting NC.

Explore North Carolina
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Biltmore Estate in Asheville. Kids are free. BILTMORE in Asheville, North Carolina, Americas Largest Home and More!
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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New to Charlotte and my wife and 23 yr old daughter are coming to visit this weekend. They are not outdoorsy type. Thinking about driving to myrtle beach or charleston. What is the easiest drive to do in a day?
Actually, I think most of SC is expecting rain this weekend. So maybe a trip up to Asheville would be best. You could take them on the Biltmore House tour - that is quite the sight - "America's largest house"!

BILTMORE in Asheville, North Carolina, Americas Largest Home and More!
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Day trip? Definitely mountains, IMHO.

Charleston is a tough day trip if you are not spending the night.

Mt Mitchell is 120mi or so from my driveway (SE Charlotte) and is the highest point on the East Coast and south of Canada.
And besides it is absolutely gorgeous.



View from restaurant where they serve delicious home cooked meals (call first to ensure they are open):



We love hiking day trips at Chimney Rock as well, that is around 90 miles away:










It is definately NOT a day trip being 300 mi or so away but I visit Cape Lookout several times a year, following my great grandfather who starting fishing/camping there in the 1920s. I took this pic at sunset a few years ago:




Last fall waking with my children on a deserted beach as we watch the sun rise out of the sea - priceless:





Transplants, NC is a gorgeous place.
Good weather, beaches, mountains, low prop taxes compared to where you moved from.
Please vote in a way that keeps our taxes low, we do not want to be another NE USA.

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Old 03-29-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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beautiful pictures, and your girls are absolutely adorable!
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:01 AM
 
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How about Childress Vineyards?

Childress Vineyards

I haven't been there personally, but have heard its a fun trip and a beautiful place. It's only about 1.5 hours - 2 hour drive.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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How about Childress Vineyards?

Childress Vineyards

I haven't been there personally, but have heard its a fun trip and a beautiful place. It's only about 1.5 hours - 2 hour drive.
That is a great suggestion and it is easy to get to in about a hour north from Charlotte.
Why you are in the area you could also stop at Bob Timberlake Gallery
His art gallery makes you feel like your are entering a lodge and he built part of his child hood home in the design the building and landscape is a master piece Davidson County, NC art: Bob Timberlake Gallery
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