Ready to plan your Labor Day weekend escape? Forget the flights and explore your own backyard! Whether you are itching for a road trip or a short trip down the coast- I’ve got just the right blend of nearby hidden gems to keep your weekend unforgettable!

Looking For Something Close to Home?

You don’t need to drive overnight to experience a new adventure! Experience these close to home thrills without spending too many hours on the road.

Sleep under the stars at False Cape State Park ( 20-40 minutes)

Go sandboarding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park (2-3 hours)

Take a wild pony watching boat tour along Assateague Island (2-3 hours)

Destinations Perfect for an Overnight Trip! 

Got time for a little weekend away? These unique sightseeing adventures are perfect for creating memories you won’t soon forget! 

Take a nature walk with llamas in Charlottesville (3-4 hours)

Enjoy the thrill of the inflatable water park at Fantasy Lake (3-4 hours)

Go glamping in a covered wagon in Lillington, NC (3-4 hours)

Take in the views at Great Falls State Park (3-4 hours)

Soak in some sunshine on the shores of Lake Gaston (3-4 hours)

Hit the Road and Head Out on an Adventure

If you are hankering for a road trip, hit the road and the trail with these must-see natural hotspots! 

Visit the most photographed spot on the Appalachian Trail (4-5 hours)

Take a dip in the natural hot springs at the Warm Springs Pools (4-5 Hours)

Do some fairy stone hunting at Fairy Stone State Park (4-5 hours)

Have a Little More Time?

These escapes are worth the trip! Meet the wild ponies of the Grayson Highlands or stroll the stunning grounds of the Biltmore Estate! 

Take in the panoramic views at Grayson Highlands State Park (6-7 hours)

Visit the grand gardens of the famous Biltmore Estate (6-7 hours)

Weave along the Great Channels of Virginia (7-8 hours) 

How fortunate we are to have so many incredible experiences right on our doorstep! No matter the distance or adventure, I hope you and your loved ones have a happy, safe, and memorable Labor Day weekend!