Whatever takes you into the North Carolina Mountains, don’t miss making a stop at Mast General Store. Just follow the winding Highway 194 into Valle Crucis, and you will find the original Mast General Store. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and named as one of the finest remaining examples of an old country general store. History buffs, shoppers, and kids will really enjoy this place.
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If it’s a big adventure you’re after, look no further than the US National Whitewater Center. It’s the official Olympic Training Center for whitewater slalom racing and right in Charlotte’s own backyard. Don’t let their name mislead you. Rafting is a major draw, but it’s way more than just rafting. Rock climbing, mountain biking and aerial sports including zip lining and rope courses are other big hits at this place of pure awesomeness.
Traveling across town or to another city to experience a different culture, some history or beautiful art will enrich your children’s lives. Sightseeing with kids requires advanced planning and pacing the day differently. Use our guide to eliminate some mishaps and increase the chances for a good time for the whole family. [Read more…]