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Old 05-11-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Where would you go for a weekend trip? We were originally thinking of heading down to the Blue Crab Festival in Little River, SC. We're rethinking that now, but we still would like to get away for the weekend. It will be me and my wife, plus our two girls who are almost 5.

We were thinking of going to a beach originally, but we're going to Myrtle Beach next month, so now we're thinking the mountains.

Any suggestions for something fun to do or someplace neat to go?
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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You may want to consider Biltmore in Asheville.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Where would you go for a weekend trip? We were originally thinking of heading down to the Blue Crab Festival in Little River, SC. We're rethinking that now, but we still would like to get away for the weekend. It will be me and my wife, plus our two girls who are almost 5.

We were thinking of going to a beach originally, but we're going to Myrtle Beach next month, so now we're thinking the mountains.

Any suggestions for something fun to do or someplace neat to go?
This is a no-brainer

For kids that age head to Tweetsie Railroad!

Park Schedule & Prices | Tweetsie Railroad

Then enjoy some fun and food in nearby beautiful, quaint Blowing Rock
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Dollywood? Dolly Parton's Great Smoky Mountain Family Amusement Park
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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I definitely agree w/Lovesmountains. There's a ton to do in the mountains this time of year, and it's so close by!
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:23 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Virginia Creeper Bike Trail. Damascus, VA.

I had a five and a seven year old go down it. One portion is 17 miles downhill. Do a search, I have posted about it a million times. This is one of the greatest things you can do. Anywhere.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Grandfather Mountain!
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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Blowing Rock is great place to visit. Go to Valle Crucis to the Mast General Store and get "old-timey" candy and toys. Moses Cone park and Julian Price Park (near Grandfather mountain) are great for a hike ( they have some easy trails suitable for 5 year olds) and a picnic. The mountains are beautiful this time of year, too. '

Or go to Bryson city and take a ride on the Great Smoking Mountain Railroad. It's not far from Asheville. There are some nice parks/campgrounds in that area, too. I think 5 is kind of young to get much out of a trip to the Biltmore Estate, but it's a great adult trip -
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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Virginia Creeper Bike Trail. Damascus, VA.

I had a five and a seven year old go down it. One portion is 17 miles downhill. Do a search, I have posted about it a million times. This is one of the greatest things you can do. Anywhere.
I second this!
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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Virginia Creeper Bike Trail. Damascus, VA.

I had a five and a seven year old go down it. One portion is 17 miles downhill. Do a search, I have posted about it a million times. This is one of the greatest things you can do. Anywhere.
This sounds AWESOME! I have a stupid question though - how do you get back up?
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