North Carolina Weekend Getaways
Dash away for a romantic NC weekend getaway.
Many airlines offer discounts on last minute flights to North Carolina. With major airline hubs like Charlotte (airport code CLT), in Southwest and Raleigh-Durham (RDU) in Northeast portion, you won't have any trouble getting here.
No matter where you live in the US, there is a romantic North Carolina
weekend getaway just waiting for you. If you happen to live
in North Carolina, you have an opportunity to check out the romantic
places you never knew existed, right in your own backyard! To see specific weekend
getaways in different North Carolina regions, simply locate your
desired area and click. Here
are five ideas for a great NC weekend getaway:
1. Rent a Convertible and Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway offers scenic and spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains as the roll out from North to South in the far western portion of NC. There are great little towns with charming B&Bs to rest your head at night. Bring your camera!
2. Explore North Carolina's Wine Country
Taste some amazing North Carolina wines when you visit NC Wine Country. North and slightly West of Winston-Salem lies the Yadkin Valley Appellation with about 30 wineries to tour and enjoy. Within this region is the Swan Creek Appellation, home to five other wineries. Located between Greensboro and Durham is the Haw River Valley Appellation which has approximately six wineries. You can participate in guided tours of these regions or set out on your own.
3. Golfer's Weekend Paradise
Combine beautiful blue skies with 8,000 world-class lush green holes and you have the makings for a fantastic weekend getaway. Many of these courses are set in fine resorts and country club and offer weekend getaway packages where you can golf all day, get a muscles soothing massage in the late-afternoon, and enjoy fine dining at night. North Carolina is known for it's golfing opportunities and when you spend a romantic weekend here, you'll understand why.
4. Tour the Lighthouses of Eastern NC
There are seven magnificent lighthouses to tour here, each with their own unique history. Begin with Old Baldy, NC's oldest lighthouse which was build more than 200 years ago and marks the mouth of Cape Fear. Venture up the coast via highway or take a ferry ride to view each one. Make stops at the beautiful coastal villiages for some mouth-water seafood and fabulous sunsets as you go.
5. Hit the NC Beaches!
With more than 3,375 miles of shoreline (including the offshore barrier islands) and the largest sand dunes in the United States, the East coast of NC is a beach-lover's dream. Visitors looking for a weekend getaway can spend their time windsurfing, scuba diving, hang gliding, or just relaxing on the pristine beaches under the warm sun. Build sandcastles, take long walks, hunt for seashells, and make romantic memories to last a lifetime here on the beaches of NC.
North Carolina Cities
North Carolina Towns
Secluded North Carolina weekend travel for two just a short drive away!
If you happen to live in North Carolina, traveling to a small and
secluded place is easy. Lodging rates in small hidden towns like
Boone, Elizabeth City, Hickory or Carolina Beach can be much less
expensive. Many of the smaller towns in North Carolina offer great
little B&B's or cabin rentals
making a quick weekend escape easy and inexpensive. There are always
quaint little shops to explore as well as great home cooking at
local restaurants. Above all, small towns can offer real quiet and
seclusion for a perfect romantic weekend getaway.
A North Carolina Romantic Weekend Getaway right under your nose?
If you live in or near a North Carolina major metropolitan area like Winston-Salem,
Raleigh, Charlotte or Wilmington, there are many great deals and weekend
getaway opportunities at your own back door. There are world class resorts in
these great cities that offer tremedous savings during the travel off seasons. Many resorts
and spas offer packages designed to entice locals to come and
explore the pampering they offer. Although you aren't going far
from home, the right resort or hotel can make you feel as if you
are another world away.
North Carolina Weekend Getaway - Jet Away!
Hop a flight to see Blowing Rock or Tweetsie Railroad or attend Avery County Fine Arts & Mastercrafts Festival in Benner Elk in July
or Taste of the Beach in Kitty Hawk in March. Just because it's a weekend doesn't mean it won't be
memorable. The important thing to remember when considering far
away romantic travel with only a weekend to spare is to find something
specific you especially want to experience while you're there. Consider
checking out some of the great North Carolina events like Mocksville Gumbo Festival in February or Fremont Daffodil Festival in March.
A weekend is definitely not enough time to explore all of North Carolina,
but what could be more romantic than hopping a short flight to have
a romantic dinner and see a show on Saturday in Winston-Salem, and then
enjoy brunch Sunday morning and heading home. Maybe a wonderful
Greensboro resort offers a great weekend spa package for two, giving
you just enough time to relax, unwind and connect with one another.
The best thing about weekend getaways is they help give us great
ideas for future travel destinations. Imagine when you're coworkers
ask you "So what did you do this weekend?" you can say
"Well, on Saturday I had lunch... in Winston-Salem."
For additional North Carolina weekend getaway travel information including
other attractions, accommodations, and popular local events, you
can contact the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development at PO Box 29571, Raleigh, NC 27826-0571 Telephone: 919 733-8372.