Top Memorial Day Destinations in North Carolina
Top Memorial Day Destinations: Asheville and Wilmington
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still deciding where to spend the long weekend, Our Community Media has got you covered. We have identified the top 20 Memorial Day weekend destinations for the unofficial kickoff to summer, and two North Carolina cities made the list: Asheville and Wilmington.
Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is 130 miles from Charlotte. No trip to Asheville would be complete without three things: a visit to the Biltmore, a drive on Blue Ridge Parkway, and a craft beer at a local brewery. With more than 460 miles of views that include mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-visit spot. When you’re ready to stretch your legs, hikes (from strolls to challenging treks) abound.
Coastal Getaway in Wilmington
Wilmington is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a coastal getaway for Memorial Day. Wilmington was ranked 13th for its beaches, gardens, and museums. “When you’re ready to go from fresh to saltwater, visit one of three beaches within driving distance of Wilmington: Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, and Wrightsville Beach,” the magazine states. Wrightsville Beach is around a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Charlotte.
While visiting Wilmington, stroll the Riverwalk and visit the Battleship North Carolina. Wilmington has been the backdrop for several television series and movies and is a popular tourist destination.
Full List of Top Memorial Day Weekend Destinations
1. Ocean City, Maryland
2. Arlington, Virginia
3. Saint Augustine, Florida
4. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
5. Galveston, Texas
6. Asheville, North Carolina
7. Savannah, Georgia
8. Jacksonville, Florida
9. Corpus Christi, Texas
10. Panama City, Florida
11. Columbus, Georgia
12. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
13. Wilmington, North Carolina
14. Naples, Florida
15. Biloxi, Mississippi
16. New Braunfels, Texas
17. Annapolis, Maryland
18. Charleston, South Carolina
19. New Orleans, Louisiana
20. Charlottesville, Virginia
Plan Your Memorial Day Getaway Today
Whether seeking a mountain escape or a coastal retreat, North Carolina covers you this Memorial Day weekend. Book your trip to Asheville or Wilmington today and enjoy the best of what the state offers.
Original Story at www.charlotteobserver.com – 2023-05-23 14:25:27