Traveling in a small RV is a great way for a couple or small family to enjoy a vacation while saving money on hotel accommodations. North Carolina provides myriad destinations for such a trip! Whether you prefer the beach, the mountains or historical areas and attractions; this state will satisfy your needs.
There are many choices in North Carolina for beach vacations. One can head out to Wilmington and enjoy both beaches and a canal. Further south there is Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. If don't mind driving further, you may even take your small RV out to the white sandy beaches of the outer banks. A great place here is Nagshead and it's close to Kitty Hawk and shopping. Some of the activities you can enjoy in the outer banks include windsurfing and hang gliding!
The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina will provide many breathtaking sights and activities. While cruising down the Blue Ridge Parkway in your small RV you will have the opportunity to stop and enjoy hiking trails, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and even a Harrah's Casino. Two popular destinations in the mountains are Boone and Blowing Rock. Boone is the host town for Appalachian State University and features many unique shopping and dining spots. Blowing Rock features several upscale resorts and a yearly Winterfest! There are also several RV Parks and campgrounds along the Blue Ridge Parkway with varied amenities.
Aside from the beauty of North Carolina, there are also many historical areas and attractions which will please savvy travelers. Everyone knows about the gold rush in California, but, not everyone knows that gold was first discovered in North Carolina. Reed Gold Mine is located in Midland and is a perfect stopover for a family! Not only will kids learn about the mine but they will also have to opportunity to Pan for gold! Some of the other historic sites include Latta Plantation, Alamance Battleground, Tryon Palace and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Other attractions in the state include the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Hearst Castle, Nantahala National Forest and Shelton Vineyards. Also, right across the border in South Carolina, Carowinds amusement park draws large crowds with it's thrill-inducing roller coasters and other amusement rides.
The next time you pack up your small RV and drive away seeking fun and excitement, you may want to consider a trip to the Carolinas! Mountains, beaches and history will set the stage for a memorable trip!