Greetings TA friends. Please kindly critique my New Bern-Crystal Coast Vacation Plan. It's our first time to the Adirondacks. We usually don't do stuff we can do at home like putt-putt and water parks (unless it's unusual). We want to take advantage of the history of the area and the natural beauty. My wife and I have have two boys (9 and 11) and grandma will be coming as well. We typically don't go on vacation to relax, we go to do stuff; it may seem tiring, but we don't drag the kids around and we'll slow down if needed. We try to have a base plan so we don't waste time, but we leave room for doing the impulsive thing also. Sleeping in for us may mean heading out by 10ish.We'll be traveling in early August and staying at Harbourside II condos. We'll be driving in from Ohio making a two day trip there staying in Greensboro overnight, and making a one day trip home when we're done.
Thurs 9 Aug-travel to Greensboro-lunch at rest area-supper at Country BBQ
Fri 10 Aug-check in condo-eat lunch on the fly; supper-Country Biscuit Restaurant or Morgan's
Sat 11 Aug-sleep in; head to Atlantic Beach; explore beach area; eat at Channel Marker. Take a dip. Drive about and explore area. Another meal at 4 Corners Diner or Crab Shack.
Sun 12 Aug-sleep in and relax in am; Sunday buffet at The Flame; visit store of birthplace of Pepsi; Civil War sites; Supper at condo.
Mon 13 Aug-hike at Croatan forest in AM; shower; lunch at The Chelsea; maybe head to ocean-Atlantic Beach area; supper condo or perhaps Rolands BBQ in Beaufort.
Tues 14 Aug-head to Crystal Coast area; hit Aquarium in AM; then to Fort Macon; beach at Fort Macon; eat lunch at White Swan BBQ?-supper condo or Captain Ratty's in New Bern or 4 Corners Diner or Sanitary Fish Market in Atlantic Beach area.
Weds 15 Aug-sleep in; explore New Bern-Tryon Palace; lunch? Supper at condo.
Thurs-16 Aug-sleep in-fishing pier Atlantic beach?-Cape Lookout?-beach-lunch?-supper
Fri-check out condo-drive home
The plan is not a firm as I usually like it. Thursday will be our get stuff done we haven't got done day, doing something else, or just plain rest up day. We'll try fit in Cape Lookout on our Crystal Coast excursions or save it for Thursday.
I've done my research and put together a plan. Tell me what you think. Thanks much friends.