Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas by exploring America’s first permanent English colony, Jamestown Settlement. Near the actual site of our original colony, your family will be transported back to the first days of America in 17th century Virginia. The excitement will build as you learn about the early days of our great nation. History comes alive through film, gallery exhibits, and outdoor living history.
Yearning for a family vacation where education and fun can be experienced at this same locale? Colonial Williamsburg is the perfect place for a family to learn a bit of history while away from home. Your family is bound to have tons of fun stepping back into America’s past.
Beautifully situated on Sunset Mountain in Asheville, The Grove Park Inn is a fabulous destination to experience, especially during the Christmas season. Christmas is here in every imaginable way, especially since this historic inn is hosting its 22nd Annual National Gingerbread Competition. The caliber of entries shows visitors that there is truly an art to making gingerbread creations. So, head on up to Asheville for a Christmas escape into the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains.
This Christmas season, indulge your family with a trip to see America’s largest home, The Biltmore Estate, beautifully decked out for the holidays. The Biltmore House is an impressive 250-room French Renaissance chateau tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains. When Christmas comes around, Biltmore gets ready in a grand way. Dozens of decorated trees, thousands of ornaments, and endless evergreen garlands grace the interiors of this national treasure. A day trip to this magnificent place will not disappoint your family.
If you love Myrtle Beach, then you will love Pigeon Forge. The setting may be the Great Smoky Mountains instead of the Grand Strand, but many of the attractions will feel really familiar. Off the main strip, visitors can choose from a wide range of ways to be entertained from amusement rides, miniature golf, outdoor adventures, arcades, go-cart racing, and dinner shows. It takes just over 3 ½ hours to get there from Charlotte, so skip the beach and head to Pigeon Forge for your next weekend away. [Read more…]