Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

posted by Intern Bri -

Myrtle Beach can get a little crazy on Memorial Day Weekend. You get to go to the beach the whole summer. Maybe you need a weekend away. Here are a few places you can get away for the weekend that aren't too far from home. 

Sullivan's Island

                               If you still want to stay near the sand, Sullivan's Island is a great spot. While there is plenty of beach, there's also plenty of food. This small, quiet, town is great for a weekend getaway. For the literature lover, Edgar Allen Poe lived here for a while, so there are plenty of odes to Poe to check out. And of course, the historic Fort Sullivan. 

Charlotte, NC

If you're more into the urban scene, head to Charlotte. They have a great concert scene if you want to see a show, plenty of food to keep even the pickiest eater happy, and a multiple nightclubs to dance the night away. Uptown Charlotte is always changing, but I definitely recommend checking out the Music Factory and take in a concert or two. 


Speaking of places to eat, Greenville has recently blossomed into quite the cuisine capital. Whether you're looking for burgers at Grill Marks, barbecue at Smoke on the Water, something to perk you up at Coffee Underground, or curing your sweet tooth at Spill the Beans or Brick Street Cafe, there's plenty to keep you busy with just a food tour. Between meals, check out the Greenville Drive baseball team, bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail, or head to relax at Falls Park

Savannah, GA

A true southern town with plenty of history and food to go with it, Savannah is a great place to get away for a weekend. Ghost tours and honey tastings are right alongside speakeasys and horse carriage tours. Pack your sundresses and sandals and take the trip down to our neighbor to the south.  


The history-filled state capitol is about two hours down the road. Take a look around the State House, or one of the several museums around the city. There is plenty to do to keep you busy for the weekend. 

Asheville, NC

If you're looking for a more artsy scene, Asheville is your place. From music venues like the Orange Peel and art galleries to their independent bookstores and their traditional Friday night drum circle downtown, there is plenty of art to take in. There's also plenty of hiking to do nearby, not to mention the Biltmore with plenty of grounds to explore. 


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