Day Trips + Family Travel
North Carolina boasts beautiful day trip destinations — from the mountains to the coast. Take a winding drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway to see fall colors at their peak, or head east to Wilmington for a swim in the ocean and memorable meal on Market Street. You’ll also find state and national parks in our Day Trips + Family Travel directory. Explore these listings to find just the right destination for your next free Saturday or Sunday.