Me and my wife are planning a road trip from near Baltimore, Maryland to the Carolinas beginning this coming Friday. We plan to leave really early Friday morning and be back on Monday night. Our initial plan was to have a get away at Myrtle Beach. This is where we have a weekend stay (Sat,Sun nights) courtesy of a great group on deal.
I was looking at the map and an extensive road trip plan began to form in my mind. We have decided to see as many places as possible within the 4 days time period. I love to take road trips and wish I could undertake more but difficult to do so because of working a daily job and simultaneously running a business.
I would need your advise on choosing scenic routes and places to see.
So here is the game plan:-
Part 1 (Friday)
We leave on Friday morning (5:45am) from Hanover, MD to MORGANTON, NC 28655 (approx 7.15hrs). We will stay over night with friends.
But I have decided to add on a visit to Biltmore Estate since it is only 1 hour drive from Morganton. I added Bilmore because that is the closet to our Friday destination of Morganton. I know estate visit is pricey but is it worth it? Or would you guys suggest something else on this route to Morganton or close by? I thought about Salem, NC and Ronaka, VA but Biltmore seems different and more enticing at least from the reviews. But I am in two minds considering the ticket price of $53/person.
Google maps is advising taking I-81. I take that to be the most scenic route?
Part 2 (Saturday)
Plan to go from Morganton to Charleston, SC. This is the places we plan to visit there:
- Fort Sumter
- Charleston City Market
- Battery Street
- Charleston Water front Park
Plan to leave Saturday night towards Myrtle Beach.
Part 3 (Sunday)
Go down to Savannah, GA and see the following places:
- Savannah squares
- Forsyth Park
- Bonaventure Cemetry
- Bluff drive.
Head back to the base at Myrtle Beach for the night.
Part 4 (Monday)
The last day. Wake up early and see Myrtle Beach and the boardwalk at Celebrity Circle. Leave for Maryland at around noon- 1pm.
I know we are cramming a lot in this visit but this is how we like it. We did something similar last year in our trip to the Outer Banks. Seeing as much as we can is our philosophy since our vacations are so rare and just seeing new places excites us both.
Now you guys know my route trip. Would love to get your feedback and advise on anything I can change on this list or route options. I am also open to visiting a city/place which is more interest than the ones I have mentioned.