One of readers, Maria, asked me to post her question about favorite day trips from the Raleigh area. Here's your chance to share your favorite places to visit in NC that involve a day or short weekend trip. I have also included a number of resources with great ideas for NC day trips!
Here is the e-mail she sent:
"I HAVE ONLY LIVED HERE A FEW YEARS AND WOULD LOVE TO DO SOME DAY TRIPS TO SOME COOL PLACES AROUND HERE ON THE WEEKENDS....WE HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL BEACHES, ORTAN PLANATION (WHICH IS NOW CLOSED) AND UP TO GRANDFATHER MTN....CAN YOU MAYBE POST THIS FOR SOME ADVICE FROM ALL THE GREAT SMART SHOPPERS YOU HAVE?
Here are some of the resources for finding day trip destinations that I suggested to Maria as well:
Trails.com HERE has a bunch of great ideas for day trips in NC.
Our State Magazine HERE has a section called Dates and Events (in the Travel section) that lists festivals, plays, concerts, tours and more throughout NC. Also look at the Small Towns section in the Travel section for more ideas of places to visit.
Raleigh-durham.visitsouth.com: Click HERE for another good resource for finding day trips from the raleigh-durham.visitsouth.com website.