Located in the heart of our state, Raleigh is a fascinating place to visit. North Carolina’s Capitol City is brimming with family attractions that are both fun and educational. You’ll find it a budget-friendly destination! Check out the following free or low cost attractions, and then find a day or weekend to experience this great city. My girls and I spent a couple of days in Raleigh and here’s what we liked best.
Just the thought of summer casts a spell on people, conjuring dreams of carefree beach days lasting until the sun slips below the horizon. When this happens to you, make your way to Hilton Head Island, a glorious island paradise that will bring to life your magical beach dream. This barrier island lures many to its shores to enjoy all its broad beaches, sub-tropical weather, low-rise oceanfront development, world-class golf and tennis, and hundreds of restaurants and shops.
When it’s time for a mountain retreat, program your GPS for Cashiers. There you’ll find the High Hampton Inn, an idyllic place for a mountain getaway. Many outdoor activities and scrumptious meals will instantly make you a devotee of this wonderful mountain resort. [Read more…]
Just east of the port city of Wilmington, is Wrightsville Beach, a 4-mile long ocean playground along the Atlantic Ocean. Wilmington’s residents along with vacationers from around the state have found a perfect haven at Wrightsville Beach. My daughter and I spent a couple of fabulous days there and here’s what we liked best. [Read more…]
As part of a wonderful trip to Sedona, we used a couple days and ventured up to The Grand Canyon. Day-trips on a tour bus are available, but we opted to drive up on our own and stay overnight. This gave us more time at one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Knowing we didn’t want to do a quick drive-by plus you never know about the weather, I booked us a cabin on the rim a year in advance! I’m a planner and it’s important to be one while arranging a trip to one of America’s most visited national parks. [Read more…]