Ocracoke Lighthouse is just one of the North Carolina Historic Lighthouses you will see along this coastal road trip
North Carolina Historic Lighthouses
North Carolina's picturesque lighthouses are some of the most visited in the United States, part of a seafaring tradition that dates back to the country's Colonial days. Whether you're passionate about lighthouses in general or just looking for a scenic excuse to explore the coast, this day of lighthouse looking makes an ideal part of your spring getaway.
Enjoy a Cumberland Island getaway off the Georgia Coast with Greyfield Inn
A Perfect Cumberland Island Getaway
You have to jump through a few hoops to spend a day on Cumberland Island, but trust me: It's worth the effort. Only 300 visitors are allowed on the island each day, so you must register at least six weeks before you plan to visit. Perhaps the pleasantest way to reserve your spot on the island is to book a room at the Greyfield Inn, which includes your round-trip ferry ride from St. Marys, three full meals, bike rental and snacks and drinks throughout the day.
Enjoy beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Pisgah Inn in North Carolina
Stay Above the Clouds at the Pisgah Inn
Part of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s charm is that along the wilder stretches, you won’t find gas stations, hotels, or stores; instead, there are stunning high-elevation vistas, mysterious trailheads, and waterfalls, making this road one of the most unique in America. However, travelers along the BRP will be happy to know that there is one delightful haven hidden among those high peaks—the Pisgah Inn, which sits at 5,000 feet right on the Parkway with incredible vistas of mountains just below it.
Visit the Montpelier estate in Virginia former President James Madison's home
Experience the Madisons’ Way at Montpelier Estate
The Nation’s 4th President boasts one of the most elegant historic homes in the country. Montpelier was James Madion’s beloved home for the majority of his life. He grew up there as a young boy, and later designed the architectural additions to the home for himself and his wife Dolley. Throughout the various 20th century owners, the house is now restored to its original splendor.
Hiking Mt. LeConte is one of our favorite outdoor activities in the Smokies
Seven Must-Do Outdoor Activities in the Smokies
Part of what makes the Smoky Mountains such an attraction is the incredible variety of outdoor activities available. Hundreds of miles of trails feature waterfalls, panoramic views, and hidden coves; rivers of all sizes and speeds are a rafter’s playground; massive labyrinthine caves promise adventure and discovery. Below are just a few of the Smokies’ best outdoor activities in summer
Kayaking is one of our favorite outdoor adventures near Orlando, FL
Outdoor Adventures Near Orlando
Those of us who live in Florida know that there is much more than theme parks when it comes to the Orlando area. The natural beauty of Old Florida can be found within a short drive of the crowded parks and traffic congestion. Be sure to schedule a day or two to get out and explore the great outdoors!
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