Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

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Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This fourth edition of Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of the Raleigh-Durham ...
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Overview

Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This fourth edition of Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of the Raleigh-Durham area.Do something prehistoric: Examine fossilized bones, teeth, and shells on display at the Aurora Fossil Museum or dig for your own fossils in a special area outside.Do something flowery: Celebrate one of the state's most prolific plants at Wilmington's North Carolina Azalea Festival, featuring big-name music stars, a full-fledged circus, and garden tours.Do something kid-approved: Have fun with go-karts, arcade games, water slides, and a giant wave pool at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762760077
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: Day Trips Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 941,769
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James L. Hoffman is a freelance writer and North Carolina native. He is a former newspaper reporter and editor and currently works as director of marketing and public relations for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. He he lives in Gastonia, just outside Charlotte, with his wife Bonnie. They have three grown children and two still at home. Hoffman is also the author of Fun With the Family in North Carolina, published by the Globe Pequot Press.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
Travel tips     xi
Using this travel guide     xiii
Northeast
Back in time     3
Williamston     5
Windsor     8
Edenton     9
Plantation valley     13
Halifax     15
Murfreesboro     16
East
On the waterfront     21
New bern     23
Oriental     27
George washington slept here     29
Washington     31
Bath     33
Aurora     34
Edward     35
Barbecue highway     36
Smithfield     38
Selma     39
Goldsboro     40
Kinston     42
Coastal diversion     44
Morehead city     46
Atlantic beach     49
Swansboro     52
Of pirates and pastimes     55
Beaufort     55
Farm living     61
Bailey     63
Kenly     63
Wilson     64
Farmville     66
Greenville     66
Tarboro     67
Southeast
Fun in the sun     71
Wilmington     73
Wrightsville beach     80
Carolina beach     81
Kure beach     82
Island hopping     83
Southport     85
Bald head island     88
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