Georgia and the Carolinas!
This is our first post, we are two students from the UK who have just finished up a year in San Diego. We are flying out to Atlanta, Georgia in a week and we are planning on hiring a car there and driving through Georgia to The Carolinas etc. We are kind of doing it on impulse and so don't have that many ideas of what we're gonna do, route we are gonna take or anything. We know we'd like to spend quite a bit of time in North Carolina, not really sure whats in South. We just want to do somefun things, see some beautiful scenery which i hear there is lots of! So absolutly any info or tips you could give would be amazing!
have a great summer!
Free Travel Info
Greetings ami_boo, and welcome to the Forum!!
I can't be much of any personal help, as far as recommending places that I've been to... I haven't been quite that far east just yet. But, I do know some places where you can get free travel info mailed to you directly from the each State Board of Tourism!
For North Caorlina
from within the United States: www.visitnc.com
from the UK: http://www.northcarolinatravel.co.uk/
Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, and Tourism. http://www.georgia.org/Travel/
Hope this helps.
- Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC- Great Smokey Mountains National Park, NC- Asheville, NC - Vanderbilt Mansion- Charleston, SC - a very historic town with plantations & historic homes and mansions, beautiful gardens- Myrtle Beach, SC - in a 60-mile coastline known as the "Grand Strand" - beautiful white sand beaches, golfing, etc.Scenic drives / Interesting towns & cities...A great area to visit this time of year.Have fun!
More in the Carolinas
Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America forum.
Besides the places that have already been recommended, here are a few more. In North Carolina, take a ferry ride (or two) over to the Outer Banks for some almost deserted beaches and scenic lighthouses. At the north end of the Banks, in Manteo, visit the site of the first English colony in the New World and a replica of the ship that brought the colonists over. If you have the time and the inclination, make the pilgrimage to Kitty Hawk.
In South Carolina, try Charleston, particularly the old plantations along the Ashley River Road and some of the stately homes in town and along the waterfront. Take a ferry ride out to Fort Sumter. Even if you aren't interested in American history, it's a great way to spend an afternoon. If you'd like to do some canoeing relatively cheaply through a Southern forest, head up to Monck's Corner and the Old Santee Canal State Park. That and the other tips you've gotten should get you started.
Last edited by AZBuck; 06-14-2006 at 09:36 AM.