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Top 5 Winter Weekend Ideas in the Carolinas

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Whether you're looking for a ski resort, bed and breakfast, or spa weekend, the Carolinas offer some great escapes from the winter blues. Rally the kids or your favorite traveling companion, pack the car, and use one of your AAA discounts for a memorable getaway. A short drive to one of these destinations might be just what you need to rejuvenate and relax.


Tour the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, NC — Visit George Vanderbilt's 250-room chateau and take a self-guided tour of the house and gardens. Then, stroll through the charming shops in Antler Village or savor the wine at the complimentary tastings in the winery. Stay at the Grand Bohemian Asheville, just outside the gates of Biltmore, and relax at the on-site spa after a day of touring the Biltmore Estates. AAA members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Rewards® points when booking AAA rates!


Head to Charleston, SC, for a Culinary Tour — You don't have to be a foodie to enjoy some of the Lowcountry's finest foods. On this historic tour that highlights local cuisine and cocktails, you will meet some of the owners, chefs, and mixologists behind Charleston's best restaurants. Stay at one of the 3 Marriott properties in Charleston. AAA members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Rewards® points when booking AAA rates!


Splash away at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC — Guests of all ages will enjoy the water pools, thrill rides, and rafting adventures at the Great Wolf Lodge. Whether the weather outside is hot or cold, your family will take pleasure in this fun-filled indoor water park. Choose from standard rooms or themed suites depending on your family's size and budget. Delight in character appearances, story time, and PJ parties, all under the same roof. 


Escape to the Red Horse Inn located in Landrum, SC — For a romantic getaway nestled in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, head to this award-winning bed and breakfast. Relax in one of the well-appointed guest rooms in the main building or unwind in one of the 6 cottages on site. Located just 30 minutes from Greenville, the Red Horse Inn offers a tranquil escape from the city, but is still close enough for visiting if you choose to drive. Sit on the patio and enjoy the views, read a book, or take a stroll on the lovely grounds. 


Hit the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Area located in Maggie Valley, NC — Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Cataloochee Ski Area offers fun for the whole family. You can rent your ski or snowboard equipment and purchase any winter accessories you need at the on-site shop. Specified areas are designated for beginners, intermediates, and advanced skiers. Tubing is also available for guests who want to glide down the mountain. Check the forecast and snow report for openings and closings. Stay nearby at the newly renovated Best Western Mountainbrook Inn. AAA members save 10% or more and earn 10% bonus Best Western Rewards® points when booking AAA rates!

There is so much to do and see in the Carolinas. You won't have to travel far to enjoy some of the best our region has to offer. Before you head out on your road trip, be sure to get your car inspected at your local AAA Car Care Center and contact your AAA Insurance Agent to review your policy.


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