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Where to Go on a Nearby Vacation From Charlotte, NC

Where to Go on a Nearby Vacation From Charlotte, NC

Over the last few decades, Charlotte, NC, has grown to be one of the state's main financial and business hubs. While there are many exciting urban attractions, such as national sports teams and world-class racing, you may be looking to escape the bustle of big-city life. Thankfully, there are lots of last-minute vacation deals not far from town. Here is our list of some of the best getaways close to Charlotte, NC.

1. Wilmington, NC

With its scenic riverwalk and charming historic downtown area, it is no wonder that a number of major Hollywood movies and TV shows have been filmed in Wilmington. Even if you are not a film buff, there is a lot to explore and see. Relax on nearby sandy beaches or go kayaking or fishing in the local inlets. Just be sure to cap your visit at one of the famed local seafood restaurants for the fresh catch of the day.

2. Lake Lure, NC

Cradled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits a lush getaway filled with an abundance of lakeside pleasures. Lake Lure is the perfect escape for wandering through lush forests, relaxing on a lakefront beach or strolling across a beautiful bridge. You will love the simple pleasures of nature that abound in this area. Added bonus — Lake Lure just happens to be the setting for the film "Dirty Dancing." 

3. Greenville, SC

Each day, more than 1,000 visitors make their way to Greenville, South Carolina, to enjoy the famed 20-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail. This greenway can be traversed by bike or on foot. It runs along the Reedy River and stops by a number of local parks, shops and eateries. Greenville is also famous for Falls Park on the Reedy, which features stunning riverfront gardens and waterfall views in the heart of downtown.

4. Cherokee, NC

Native American heritage is alive and well in Cherokee, NC. Nestled in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, this gorgeous location is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who love river rafting, hiking and fishing. The region is also a celebration of Native American culture. Enjoy oral stories around the bonfire, insightful exhibits or the annual Cherokee Indian Fair with food, demonstrations, tournaments and fun.  

5. Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach is far more than a tourist destination — the Grand Strand is a one-of-a-kind experience. Myrtle Beach checks all the boxes for an unforgettable vacation. Miles and miles of gorgeous beach — check. Frolicking fun in the surf and sand — check. The best shopping and eats along the Carolina coast — check. Plus, the subtropical climate means you can enjoy warm, beautiful weather nearly all year long. 

Now that you know the best vacation packages from Charlotte, NC, to take, it is time to start planning your next trip. If you and your family are Myrtle Beach bound, enjoy a cozy, fun, affordable and socially distanced stay at Myrtle Beach KOA. We appeal to outdoor lovers and weekend warriors alike with fun beachfront camping and luxurious Deluxe Cabins.

Book your fun-filled trip to Myrtle Beach today and enjoy the many amenities and attractions at Myrtle Beach KOA.

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