Spring Break is quickly approaching, which means college students across the nation are planning trips to Florida, Mexico, or other tropical destinations. But if you’re struggling to figure out where to go, you don’t have to go far to have fun! There are plenty of places in North Carolina and surrounding states to explore and discover for the whole week of Spring Break. Spring Break is the time to let loose, forget about school, relax, and have fun while the weather starts to get slightly warmer. Here are five places to go that aren’t too far from home:
1. Nashville, Tennessee
Music City! If you are a fan of country music, then Nashville is the place for you. It’s got that perfect country feel but in a big city. Not only is Nashville’s restaurant and bar scene one of the best, but they are also known for having plenty of famous tourist attractions. From the Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame, you will never get bored in this booming city.
2. Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is the perfect southern beach town to explore with good friends. Charleston has their own King Street but it is very different than the one we have in Boone. Their King Street has tons of shopping from H&M to Palm Avenue, they have it all! There is also a lot of history in Charleston. Taking a walk along the battery to see all the old mansions should definitely be on your bucket list. There is also an outdoor market where locals sell homemade crafts and the famous sweet grass baskets. You never know what you might discover in Charleston.
3. Asheville, North Carolina
If you don’t want to go far from Boone, Asheville is the perfect spot. It has the mountain town feel like Boone, but is also very modern and has that big city feel. Downtown Asheville’s shopping is amazing, and the Asheville area is home to 21 craft breweries along with having roughly 100 different local beers you can enjoy. Not to mention, Asheville is also the home of the Biltmore Estate.
4. Washington D.C.
So, this one is a little farther than the others, but you can definitely still drive to it. Washington D.C. has enough museums, monuments, and memorials to keep you busy all week! You can go to the National Archives Museum and pretend like you’re Nicholas Cage, or take a walk down the National Mall to see the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. D.C. also has a pretty cool nightlife with lots of swanky bars and pubs to choose from.