My wife, 2 boys (16 and 14) and I are tentatively planning a circle route through the SE US, may be the last "family vacation" with the boys. Looking for some adventure, outdoor activities and memorable fun but we only have 7-9 days. Here's what we have so far:
2-3 days in Panama City Beach, usual beach activities, Sea Screamer boat / dolphin trip / snorkeling etc.
2-3 days southeast TN (near Ocoee) - camping in a Yurt, rapids rafting at Ocoee (site of 96 Olympics whitewater), hiking, horseback riding, maybe a zipline day.
2-3 days near Asheville, NC - visit Biltmore then look for other hiking/sightseeing nearby.