Fun Things to Do in the Carolinas

Vacations to North Carolina and South Carolina

There are several factors that draw travelers to the Carolinas: consistent weather, beautiful vacation rentals, and a long list of things to do. Beneath the sunny skies, options for fun things to do in the Carolinas are just about limitless. Unlike some destinations that are great for families or perfect for couples, the Carolinas are ideal for any group or any occasion. Whether you want to relax or try a new outdoor adventure activity, the Carolinas will have an enticing option for you.

The Relaxing Side of the Carolinas

When it comes to fun things to do in the Carolinas, relaxing options are often some of the first that come to mind. The Carolinas are known for their beaches, from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head to the Outer Banks. A beach vacation can be spent fishing, scuba diving, surfing, or indulging in the local seafood.

carolinas beach vacationAnother relaxing aspect of the Carolinas is its long list of golf courses. In Hilton Head and beyond, both North and South Carolina offer championship golf courses to challenge visitors. The mild weather here makes playing in the middle of winter an appealing option, especially for travelers from the northern states where snow is covering their golf courses.

The Lively Side of the Carolinas

The Carolinas aren't only about relaxing and kicking back. In fact, there are many destinations where you will find a very vibrant culture. One of the most popular is Charleston, a historic city that is full of incredible dining, shopping, and nightlife. Here visitors tour historic houses, visit art galleries, sample local cuisine, and take daytrips to see the scenery outside the city of Charleston.

North Carolina is home to the lively Outer Banks. Here you will find small communities that have maintained all of the beauty of their serene beaches. When choosing a vacation rental, you will become part of this small community. From Hatteras to Duck to Corolla, you can indulge in the local restaurant and nightlife scene to experience the lively side of the Outer Banks.

The Natural Side of the Carolinas

If you're wondering about fun things to do in the Carolinas beyond the beaches, you will have many options. It is hard to believe that away from the coast there is scenery that will rival the beaches of the Carolinas, but this is the truth. In North Carolina, a vacation can be spent mountain biking and hiking through the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Smoky Mountains.

In South Carolina, many travelers are drawn to the crystal clear lakes of the Upcountry. Vacations can be spent fishing, water skiing, and barbecuing. From rustic cottages to lakefront lavish vacation homes, you will find every kind of rental you can imagine spread across North Carolina & South Carolina.

Travelers should keep in mind that some of the most fun things to do are the simplest. Families gathering to cook a meal or an afternoon of mother-daughter shopping can be some of the best memories of a trip are the ones that aren't given too much thought or planning. Remember that your vacation rental can also be a great source of entertainment. From family movie nights to game nights, the extra space and convenience of a rental will be the cherry on top to a great trip to the Carolinas.


Outer Banks Rentals

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