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Old 12-24-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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So I recently spent a weekend in Gatlinburg TN. last weekend the snowy one! Anyhow, love the place but the drive is long with 1-40 closed. Are there other places closer, in the mountains, that offer the same sorts of attractions and shopping etc????

thanks!!
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: FL
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Gatlinburg is unique. For a tourist oriented spot try Blowing Rock (small) or Asheville, near the Biltmore.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Thank goodness, no!

You would love Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, though. It's 3.5 hours away -- 197 miles or so -- from Raleigh.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Myrtle Beach is a good comparable. The only other one I can think that has some similarities is Cherokee - about 5 hours from Raleigh.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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I agree Myrtle Beach is very similar. I love both places, one for the mountains, one for the beach. It would be nice if it were a bit closer though.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Thank goodness, no!
I was going to say the exact same thing
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