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Best City Escapes From Charlotte

January 18, 2011 4:21 PM

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Sometimes you just have to get away from it all. There are many things to do that are less than a day’s drive from the metropolitan Charlotte area. Grab your sense of adventure and head out to any one of these best city escapes from Charlotte. – Steve Hartsoe
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Nothing can help you unplug and recharge like a camping trip. (credit: http://www.catawbarivercampground.com)

Catawba River Campground

5399 Old Greenlee Rd.
Marion , NC 28752
(828) 460-0123

Nothing can help you unplug and recharge like a camping trip. At the Catawba River Campgrounds, you’ll enjoy nearly a mile of riverfront camping opportunities. Fish, hike or spend some time lazing around the camp site. Private RV sites are $40 a night, and tent sites are $20. Tubes, kayaks and canoes are also available to rent. Not interested in staying the night? Catawba River Campground has a shuttle service that can take you in and drop you off for a relaxing float up the river. Call for special rates for groups, family reunions and more.

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Shop, dine and explore in Ashville, N.C. (credit: http://www.exploreasheville.com)

Asheville, North Carolina


Less than 130 miles from Charlotte lies Asheville, North Carolina, a beautiful mountain area with plenty to do and see. Shop, dine and explore this eclectic city. Known for its unique arts community, you’ll likely find cool and funky pieces to buy or just admire. Check out the Grove Arcade – a mixture of boutique shops and dining options housed in an architectural gem. Stay at the Haywood Park Hotel, centrally located to all area attractions, or visit the historic Biltmore. If it’s relaxation you’re after, try one of the area’s many spas. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

myrtle beach Best City Escapes From Charlotte

Myrtle Beach is like dozens of best city escapes from Charlotte rolled into one. (credit: http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com)

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


If a beach getaway is more your speed, check out Myrtle Beach. Fun for the whole family, there is no shortage of things to do here. With so much to do, Myrtle Beach is like dozens of best city escapes from Charlotte rolled into one. Spend the day soaking up the sun at any part of the area’s 60 miles of beach front, or spend the day at one of the many amusement parks, arcades, golf courses or historical sites. When the sun goes down, adults can find plenty to do in one of the casinos or dance clubs. Charter a fishing boat, rent a kayak, or just spend the day doing nothing.

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