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.

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Ackland Art Museum

101 S. Columbia St. Chapel Hill North Carolina

Phone Number: 919-966-5736

Amtrak

1914 N. Tryon St. Charlotte North Carolina

Phone Number: 704-378-3762

ArtQuest

200 N. Davie St. Greensboro North Carolina

Phone Number: Guilford

Biltmore

1 Approach Rd. Asheville North Carolina

Phone Number: 800-411-3812 or 828-225-1333

Carowinds

14523 Carowinds Blvd. Charlotte North Carolina

Phone Number: 704-588-2600

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