We are a couple in our mid-fifties planning a 3-4 week trip travelling through the South to Washington DC starting the last week of March 2013, or the first week of April. Our main interests are museums, art galleries and national parks. We are quite fit and enjoy walks of up to 8-10 miles in a day. We are not interested in shopping or gourmet food but we do enjoy meeting local people and trying local dishes.
Our outline plan is to fly in to the South, most likely Atlanta, and spend 7-10 days driving through Georgia and the Carolinas into Virginia. We prefer to be flexible and change itinerary at the last minute so we want to book hotels for the road trip part of our holiday only a day or so before we need them. During spring will we be ok just booking hotels the evening or even morning prior to arrival?
We would most likley be driving from Atlanta via Macon or even Augusta, we are open to suggestions re our routing.
We have never been to South Carolina so would really appreciate suggestions for places of interest to visit whether historical, artistic or natural. Your comments on what the weather ‘should’ be like in North Carolina late March and early April would be appreciated.