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“ Looking for a place to get out of the snow in the Northeas

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“ Looking for a place to get out of the snow in the Northeas

Hi...We're a family of four, mom, dad and two daughters (21 & 17). Daughter who is a senior in college will be home for a couple of weeks from Christmas to middle of January. We would like to go somewhere (driving) for a week to be together (rare now a days).We will be leaving from Rochester, NY. All I can think of is Myrtle Beach where we have gone to several times over the years. Just want to get out of the snow and be together where there might be something interesting to see and do. I guess heading south is our only option since we'll be driving. I know this limits us as flying is out (that's another issue) and we'd like to get there in one days driving time. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

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1. Re: “ Looking for a place to get out of the snow in the Northeas

It would take you a bit over 12 hours to drive from Rochester to Cape Hatteras (plus food and pit stops). I suppose you can drive that. However, I can't predict the weather on the shore at that time of the year. Could be mild, could be cold with good winds to make it colder. But, it's an idea! Good luck and drive safely!

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2. Re: “ Looking for a place to get out of the snow in the Northeas

I would visit the Asheville NC area. Lots to do in the mountains. You could visit the GSMNP. Vist the Biltmore. Lots of hiking and waterfalls to visit in the area. Great downtown shopping for the ladies.

I would rent a cabin with a fireplace and hot tub. Get one with a mountain view. Great family time can be spent in a cabin. Try vrbo.com/North Carolina/Asheville.

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3. Re: “ Looking for a place to get out of the snow in the Northeas

If you're willing to drive as far as Myrtle Beach, I'd suggest investing a few hours' drive farther south (~2 hrs more driving) and visiting Charleston. The weather won't be particularly great in either place in January, but you almost definitely won't see any snow there.

January is dead season for both Myrtle and Charleston, but on the whole you're going to find more things of interest to do in Charleston at that time of year than you are in Myrtle. There are numerous history-themed things to do (carriage tours, ghostwalks, USS Yorktown, Fort Sumter, CSN Hunley, etc.), plus there are a ton more good restaurants to choose from in Charleston than Myrtle. For shopping there's the Market area and King Street to explore downtown.

Also, you could possibly find a good deal on a beach house on either Sullivan's Island or Isle of Palms for the family, if you didn't want to stay in a hotel. The realty companies are often running January specials, and even without a special January has the lowest rates.

Here's a website I've often used to locate potential Charleston beach rentals:

www.islandrealty.com

Happy traveling!

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4. Re: “ Looking for a place to get out of the snow in the Northeas

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