5 Great Vacation Destinations
Make summer memories at these family-friendly spots. Take in the scenic views in Rabun County or live like a sailor at Patriots Point. Spend time outdoors in beautiful Banner Elk, explore South Carolina’s Old 96 District, or discover Alpine Helen. Start planning your visit today – there’s something for everyone!
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If you’re looking to expand your family’s horizons, let Rabun County provide the view! In addition to amazing mountaintop lookouts, Rabun County can give you a whole new outlook. This nearby getaway offers a wealth of experiences that will take your family out of ordinary and into extraordinary. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding, fishing and much more. There’s something for everyone in Rabun County!
Plan a group trip to Patriots Point for Operation Overnight, where kids can sleep like sailors aboard the USS Yorktown, hear stories of high-seas heroism, and live like a sailor aboard the ship. This experience of a lifetime includes tours of the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, Vietnam Experience and Medal of Honor Museum, the “Live like a Sailor” program, scavenger hunt, and free parking. Plan your visit to Patriots Point today, right on the Charleston Harbor!
At a cool elevation of 3,701 feet in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort town of Banner Elk offers lots of outdoor adventure. Get a rush at speeds up to 27 mph at Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster and enjoy a walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain. Interact with alpacas at Apple Hill Farm, or enjoy summer chairlift rides at two ski resorts. Hiking, mountain biking, rafting, swimming and great restaurants, too.
Travel to Alpine Helen, a place that has Old World towers, gingerbread trim, traditional German foodstuffs, strasses and platzes spilling over with Scandinavian goods. This natural beauty is perched on the Chattahoochee River in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Enjoy zip lining, tubing, indoor slot car racing, laser tag, over 25 restaurants, 150 shops, and Georgia’s only mountain coaster and largest Adventure Lodge — Unicoi State Park.
Get ready for a road trip with scenic state parks, historic sites, friendly farms and more. South Carolina’s Old 96 District is a great road trip destination for making memories. This guide showcases favorite places to stay, eat and explore. Featuring the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick.