This post is originally posted by Bram Reusen on May 23, 2017, on Travel Experience Live.
Charlotte, North Carolina, is conveniently surrounded by a wealth of amazing national parks, scenic drives, and world-class hiking destinations. If you’re staying in Charlotte for an extended period of time, such as a week or more, you’ll definitely want to head out and visit one of these beautiful places.
Below, I’ve listed five absolutely awesome destinations for an adventure near Charlotte. Many of them require some driving, which is why I’ve noted that these trips are ideal if you’re using Charlotte as a base during your holiday. Make sure to visit Discovery Place Nature (previously known as the Nature Museum), too, while you’re there. It’s a great introduction to the wildlife and nature in the region. There are several excellent hotels near the museum.
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5 Destinations for Adventure near Charlotte, North Carolina 1. Great Smoky Mountains National