Holiday Getaways and Weekend Trips

Holidays are the perfect excuse to take a vacation from your everyday life. Weekend trips or extended vacations are always fun! There are plenty of places to visit near Asheville, NC. However, it can be time-consuming researching the best travel options. Luckily we have some spectacular travel suggestions to lighten your load.

July 4th Celebrations

fireworksIf you choose to travel this 4th of July, consider taking a trip to Asheville, NC, where the city will start their festivities at 4PM in Park Square Park. The celebrations include live music, games and a variety of foods from different vendors.

Montreat will have a parade starting at 10:30AM, a barbecue lunch available for $10 and fireworks starting at 7PM.

North Carolina offers countless 4th of July activities. Click here to find out more.

Looking for something Fun for Thanksgiving

New York City is always a popular choice due to the fact that they have hosted the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® since 1924. The parade includes 50-foot balloons, spectacular floats and celebrity performances! Do you know that watching the giant helium balloons get inflated the night before the parade has become a New York tradition?

Union Square Holiday MarketWhile in New York there are a countless number of activities to do. You can go to the Union Square Holiday Market, where shoppers buy gifts from over 100 different vendors. Another suggestion is to try Holiday Under the Stars. The light show features a dozen 14-foot LED stars and more than 16.7 million color mixes in time to classic Yuletide tunes. Take a look at this full list of things to do in New York over Thanksgiving weekend. Consider the ConSeaAir private flight service and take off with a group of family or friends.

If you’re looking for a less traditional vacation spot, check out this list of 20 Thanksgiving destinations.

(Picture curtsey of New York Magazine)

Bahamian Getaway

Any holiday is a great excuse to escape on The Silver Queen to Crooked Island in the Bahamas. Aboard this getaway you will be able to go bone fishing, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and explore Bird Rock Lighthouse. Be sure to check it out on your next holiday or weekend getaway!