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Trips within 4-5 hrs - last min

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Trips within 4-5 hrs - last min

Searching for some last minute 2-4 day trips within 4 or so driving hours. Don't know anything about NC and we are interested but we don't want to just rent a house without knowing what there is to do...have a 14 and 12 year old

We would consider longer drive and stay longer to places in Florida but we want a great beach for shells and a great resort/pool area or something very different from what's in Charleston

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1. Re: Trips within 4-5 hrs - last min

Are you looking for 2 - 4 day trips from the DC area? Not sure what to suggest along either the NC or SC (or Florida coast) without some idea of how long 'stay longer' might mean. Diffferent from Charleston area could be (north to south) NC Outer Banks, NC Crystal Coast (Emerald Isle area), Litchfield/Pawley's Island SC (south of Myrtle Beach), Edisto Island (SC), Fripp Island (SC), Tybee Island (Ga), Jekyll/St Simons (Ga), Amelia Island (Fl), St Augustine area (Fl). The only one within about a 5 hour drive from DC is the NC Outer Banks. Have you been there? It's definitely not like Charleston.

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2. Re: Trips within 4-5 hrs - last min

(might want to post the same question in the North Carolina and Virginia forums) Wilmington, NC is a great place for kids. Lots of history and that USS NC Battleship is there. That's about 5.5 hours from DC.

Sounds like you are not really sure what you want to do. Two days...or 4 days or longer?. Four hours...or more?. NC or FL?.

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From Charleston - that's where we will head out from. We want a place that has lots of activities available but that the beaches and area are different from Charleston's beaches. We want to have fun with a 14 yr old and 12 yr old. Have been to Outer Banks many times. We are not golfers so we don't need that. We would prefer beachfront or walkable.

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4. Re: Trips within 4-5 hrs - last min

I agree with beachlady. Since you are likely talking about NC beaches post there. None of the SC beaches are within 4 hours of the District.

You may want to also take a look at the Delaware beaches since they are closer.

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5. Re: Trips within 4-5 hrs - last min

We have four days and we are driving so we prefer not to spend more than 6hrs driving but if its a spectacular place we might consider it... We have been to Miami and Ft L and Vero Beach and Naples - we have not been to Georgia, the FL panhandle etc.

we would go to NC if there was a lake place with tubing and skiing provided with great pools and tons of things nearby - maybe zip lining. We don't want to rent our own house and have to find everything...

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6. Re: Trips within 4-5 hrs - last min

Beaches of NE Florida - Amelia Island (Jacksonville area) or St Augustine area are probably within your range.

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7. Re: Trips within 4-5 hrs - last min

Well there is a place within 4 hours of Charleston with all that. Asheville, NC.

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