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Old 07-17-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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I will be taking a 5 day trip out in late august to raleigh and wondered if anyone had suggestions for side trips? I'd like to go out to the coast and inland/mountains, but am not sure where to start. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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Boone, Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Wilmington, OuterBanks. Lot's to see and do in all of those places! HAve fun!
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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Those pretty much match what I'd recommend, except that I'd add Blowing Rock to the mountains (very close to Boone).
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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More specifically: Kitty Hawk, Wright Brothers Memorial, Ocracoke, the Lighthouses, USS North Carolina, Linville Gorge, Blowing Rock, Joyce Kilmer National Forest, Grove Park Inn, Biltmoore House,

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Old 07-18-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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Joyce Kilmer is quite a haul from Raleigh. As much as I love it, I wouldn't recommend it in the time allowed. You can get a good feel for the NC Mountains by exploring near Blowing Rock (Grandfather Mtn and Tanawha Trail are nearby) and near Asheville (Mt. Pisgah and Shining Rock Wilderness/Graveyard Fields). Once you move here (and you know you will ) and have a vacation, take several days and explore west of Asheville in detail.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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Mountains are about 4-6 hours away from Raleigh, the beach is about 2 hours and the Outer banks is about 4.
Myrtle Beach is also about 4 hours away.

There's a place called, "Mystery Hill" in blowing rock (mountains). Coolest place EVER.
Mystery Hill

Of course, you could always pick up a Frodor's book of the NC coast and one for the mountains. Lots to do and see, definately a "vacation" state!
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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Everything suggested above is outstanding information and excellent places to visit. However, keep this in mind. Temperatures in most of North Carolina in August will be in excess of 90+ degrees with humidities that will almost match. The beaches will usually have a breeze, but could be even hotter. On the other hand, the mountains will feel like paradise in the 80's and somewhat lower humidity.

Just some food for thought.

Take Care
Matt
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