Best Day Trips with Kids in North Carolina

Explore the beautiful state of North Carolina with kids!! North Carolina is one of the most diverse states with so much to offer from the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the gleaming coastal shores of the Atlantic. Hike, boat, swim, climb = North Carolina has it all! This guide will help you plan your trips that only take one day and are activities best suited for kids! Be sure to pack the essentials and some delicious snacks for the road!

Some of my most favorite and memorable memories from my childhood are from traveling with my family. We used to go on a long vacation every summer. We would camp in our pop up camper, sometimes stay in a tent, or a hotel. Our vacations were jam packed with waking up at the crack of dawn, going going going all day long and then getting back late and night, sleeping a few hours and repeating the same insanity the next morning. …and guess what? This is exactly what we do with our kids! And because they are used to it, no one complains!

best day trips with kids in north carolina


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Staying home on the weekend is always boring. We live in an amazing state with so much to see and do that we really find it hard to stay home. We love getting out and exploring the amazing state of North Carolina wether it be by foot or water. Here are our family’s most favorite day trips!

Mount Mitchell State Park, NC, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 349.9

Mount Mitchell State Park, NC, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 349.9


Crabtree Falls, NC Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 339.5

Crabtree Falls, NC -Milepost 339.5

The Cascades Trail: Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 271.9

Cascades Trail Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Milepost 271.9


Linville Viaduct, Falls & Gorge, Blowing Rock, NC

Linville Viaduct, Falls and Gorge, Blowing Rock, NC


Mast General Store, Valle Crucis, NC Blue Ridge Parkway 

Mast General Store, Valle Crucis, NC: Blue Ridge Parkway

Mabry Mill, NC blue Rid

Mabry Mill, NC Blue Rige Parkway Milepost 176.1

Toms Creek Falls, Marion, NC

Toms Creek Falls Hike, Marion, NC

Carolina Beach State Park, Southport Ferry

Carolina Beach State Park & Southport , NC Ferry

Forney Creek Trail at Sally’s YMCA, Denver, NC

Forney Creek Trail, Carolina Thread Trail



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