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Old 02-21-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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I've had good luck at Hilton Head for mild weather that time of year. Easy day trips to Charleston and Savanna. Good food. Love going to the ocean islands and Gullah area.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:04 AM
 
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I hate to recommend Myrtle Beach because there's so many crappy areas, but if you do your research you could probably find something decent with some kids activities. In the summer I'd recommend north myrtle, but I'm not sure how much there is to do around there off-season.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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well, what do you consider kid friendly but not kid centric that is indoors? If it were me I'd go to DC, you can be indoors or out. Weather could be anything from 30s to 80s. I have 3 kids and I'm kinda stumped about what you want TBH.
Yes, DC has a ton of museums, some of which the kids would love and some of it they would hate. Science and Natural History Museums are typically wins, but the Holocaust may not be my #1 choice for a pre-K, sensitive kiddo. Things like Williamsburg where some but not ALL exhibits are "Do Not Touch" so they can be both respectful and polite but have a chance to get out some wiggles. Quirky places to visit, fun restaurants (spy joints in DC and Milwaukee were big hits), etc.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:55 AM
 
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Just read that you are Track 4- I would go to Hilton Head but before the week of Spring Break and the Heritage (Pro golf tournament) which starts April 15.

There is a DVC (Disney resort) that is amazing but usually books out at 7 months.
I would look to stay at the Omni (kids activities) or Palmetto Dunes area.
You can rent bikes, pool, beach, dolphin tours, lighthouse, tons of restaurants.

We were at the Disney resort last Track 4 April break and loved the island.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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MerleFest (but, it's the 4th weekend in April)
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:18 PM
 
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Richmond, VA. There's a lot to do there with museums and historic sites. King's Dominion is nearby if you like theme parks.

Baltimore, MD is pushing your time limit but there is a lot in the inner harbor area like the aquarium that's indoors.

Charleston and Savannah are always winners.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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First three weeks of April can be pretty nice around our parts. You'll have to check the weather for the mountains, but I think Charleston would be beautiful then. The mountains are usually really nice then too, but occasionally you can hit a cold snap and snow, but it is not the norm, but not unusual. Tweetsie could be fun. I believe it is open on the weekends in April. You can go ziplining.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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if you do not have to stay at the same place in the same town....how about this?

take a museum tour. drive from town to town. two per day.
the first day, for example:
1. Airborne and Special Ops in Fayetteville, https://www.asomf.org
2. Fort Fisher Aquarium, Fort Fisher: NC Aquariums | Kure Beach, NC 28449

spend the night in Wilmington NC...then on to Day 2.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:29 PM
 
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If you haven't done the OBX, that would be my suggestion. April is generally quite nice (with some exceptions) out there and there are fun things to do for you AND your kids.

I'd also recommend Asheville if you've never been. There are lots of kid friendly activities, but also plenty of adult and family centered activities. The weather in April is also pretty decent up there (just lived there for the last 3 years), with a few cold snaps and the slight chance for winter precipitation.

Ocean Isle Beach is another thought, close to Myrtle Beach so you can go have some fun down there with the kids, but also nice and quiet. The beach there is so wide and wonderful for shelling and walking.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:59 PM
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April is a fine time to visit the NC mountains. Asheville is a great hub for a visit. You have the Biltmore estate, Black Mountain, Blue Ridge parkway (get off and walk/hike the Graveyard Trail), not too far from Brevard, and a ton of other things to do. I've been there multiple times in early/mid April and cold was not an issue (full disclaimer: I can't speak to this year).
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