Expert Travel Advice to North Carolina

Top Answers To North Carolina Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Chapel Hill to Ashville is about 567 miles apart (a 9 hour drive), while Chapel Hill to the Outer banks is about 264 miles apart (a 5 hour drive). For more information on distances between cities, visit www.google.com/maps.
  • dan answered:
    Not sure if this counts as historical or not but a tour of the infamous Eastern State Penitentiary might be a fun. You can see some of the sites in Philly's Old City and catch a bus near the Constitution Center for a short ride to the prison: http://www.easternstate.org And of course everyone can run the Rocky steps in front of the Philly Art Museum.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Alistair answered:
    Just so happens that someone has done a lot of the research for you -- namely, the author Jamie Jensen and his excellent guidebook, "Road Trip USA." Call me a Luddite, but I have the fifth edition of this guide sitting on my desk and would pack this over any app for my next road trip (funnily enough, there's no app for this great road-tripping resource -- yet!). The book includes a 2,000-mile route from Massachusetts to Key West, Florida, and which keeps you on two-lane highways and away from tedious interstates like I-95. It'll take you down Maryland's Eastern Shore through pretty coastal area like Lewes and Cape Henlopen; down through the Outer Banks and onward to US-17 through South Carolina; finally, you'll end up on Florida's Hwy-A1A or US-1 as you route through or past Amelia Island, St. Augustine, and Cape Canaveral. Anyway, I can't do all there is to see and do justice here. Get a taste at the RoadTripUSA.com website (http://www.roadtripusa.com/routes/atlanticcoast/atlanticcoast.html), then buy yourself a hard copy on Amazon.com for the drive!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    You won't go wrong with a day at the beach in this area! There's sand aplenty on the barrier islands fronting Beaufort, including Indian Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, and Atlantic Beach. Hammocks Beach State Park is also a fun day-trip, accessible via a short ferry ride from near Swansboro (note this is only an option Memorial Day through Labor Day). There's also the option of sea-kayaking tours from Beaufort, a suitable option for younger paddlers as the more sheltered marshlands here offer protection the choppier Atlantic surf. There are some lodging choices listed on following page: http://bit.ly/hpsaEI The North Carolina Tourism website offers some good information at Beaufort at following link, too: http://bit.ly/dLxmrj

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