Day Trips® from Charlotte

Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

Book Description

Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Trips from Charlotte is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of Charlotte.  

Do something thrilling: Explore fast cars and stock racing superstars in Concord, Kannapolis, and Mooresville, the cities of speed.

Do something tasteful: Go wine tasting in the Yadkin Valley, home to many vineyards, fine restaurants, and stunning, rolling landscapes.

Do something outdoors: Walk under Bridal Veil Falls as you follow the Waterfall Trail in Brevard for a cool, refreshing break from city life.

About Hoffman, James L.

James L. Hoffman is a freelance writer and North Carolina native. He is a former newspaper reporter and editor and currently works as director of marketing and public relations for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. He lives in Gastonia, just outside Charlotte, with his wife Bonnie. They have three grown children and two still at home. Hoffman is also the author of Fun With the Family in North Carolina published by Globe Pequot Press.