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Trip List by TarheelTraveler

Nothing Could be Finer than Spring in North Carolina!

2 May 2006  North Carolina native. I just had a baby. This would be my perfect little get-away not too far from home, but it would feel as if I went far, far way with my partner.
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A weekend roadtrip in the heart of North Carolina. A car is a must! Pamper yourself, and explore some of NC's greatest treasures.

  • Category: Roadtrip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring
  • 1. Fearrington House Country Inn
    http://www.fearringtonhouse.com/

    Retreat to The Fearrington House Country Inn and one of its luxuriously decorated rooms and suites. The hotel is located approximately 10 to 15 minutes outside of Chapel Hill, NC. Chapel Hill is home to the Univeristy of North Carolina, the state's first public university. Fearrington House can be your base for the start of the most perfect weekend. Be sure to check in early enough to experience afternoon tea, and to stroll around the quaint Fearrington Village. Be sure to visit the charming Galloway black and white cows. Have dinner at the cafe market that evening or splurge for a five course meal at the inn. The Fearrington House is a Relais Chateau chain, well known for its gastronomic delights. A gourmet breakfast awaits you the next day, and it's included in your room rate. The delightful meal will help you fuel for your roadtrip.

  • 2. Chapel Hill, NC

    Explore the charming university town of Chapel Hill, NC. Stroll along Franklin Street, and take a walking tour of the picturesque university campus. Just one vist to this quaint college town, and you'll certainly understand why the sky is Carolina Blue.

  • 3. A Southern Season, Chapel Hill, NC
    http://www.southernseason.com/

    Southern Season is one of the country's best gourmet food stores. It's culinary delights will thrill you as you stroll through the chocolates, wines, and cheeses. If you've worked up an appetite, have lunch at the Weathervane cafe or a cup of coffee or wine at their Coffee and Wine bar.

  • 4. Seagrove Pottery, Seagrove, NC (Randolph County)
    http://www.seagrovepotteries.com/

    Nestled in the heart of rural North Carolina is an area, that since the early 1700's, has been the home of some of the world's most talented and well-known potters.

    With nearly a hundred potteries in a twenty-five mile radius, Seagrove is becoming known as the pottery capitol of the world. The artisans of Seagrove have been producing usable treasures for almost 300 years, and these wares will be passed
    down from generation to generation for years to come.

    Explore the shops, visit the potters. Seagrove is located off Interstate 73/74, US 220 at Exit 45. Seagrove is near the geographical center of North Carolina. It's less than an hour from Chapel Hill, NC and less than 30 minutes from Moore County, our next destination

  • 5. Pinehurst Resort and Spa, Pinehurst, NC (Moore County)
    http://www.pinehurst.com/index2.asp

    Your next destination is about 36 miles from Seagrove in the Resort town of Pinehurst. You will check into the Pinehurst Resort and Spa. The luxury resort is nestled among the pines in Pinehurst and is home to eight world class golf courses, luxury spa, elegant guestrooms, and exudes southern hospitality. After a day of sightseeing in Chapel Hill and Seagrove, book a late spa appointment, relax with a mint julep on the relaxing porch, and enjoy either a traditional southern meal in the resort dining room or try one of the many bistros in the town of Pinehurst. Try your swing at golf the next day, stroll through the shops of Pinehurst and Southern Pines.

  • 6. Enoteca vin/Glenwood South, Raleigh, NC
    http://www.enotecavin.com/

    Whether you're ending your roadtrip in Raleigh or catching a plane at RDU, drop by the Glenwood South district in downtown Raleigh before you leave town. Raleigh, NC is about one hour and 15 minutes from Pinehurst and only 45 minutes from Chapel Hill where we began our excursion. This is the hippest area in Raleigh, NC and Enoteca Vin is the hottest restaurant and wine bar. Brunch is served on Sunday. Enjoy a glass of wine in what used to be the old ice cream freezer in Raleigh's creamery.