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Our most recommended North Carolina Day Trips

Charlotte: 90-Minute Electric Cart City Sightseeing Tour

1. Charlotte: 90-Minute Electric Cart City Sightseeing Tour

Get ready for a whirlwind 90-minute tour of Charlotte's best sights! Meet your tour guide and fellow explorers at Fitzgerald’s Restaurant, famous for their dangerously delicious fried pickles. Once you’re all checked-in it's time to board your electric cart for the day and hit the city streets! Set out on a discovery of Uptown Charlotte’s 4 wards as you learn about the city’s history, as well as its visions for the future. Along the way, see some of Charlotte’s most popular museums, luscious parks, and a number of churches from a variety of denominations. Next, a treat for die-hard sports fans with a visit to each of the sports stadiums in Uptown Charlotte, as well as a stop to take photos outside the Carolina Panthers Stadium. Head into the historic 4th ward next, one of the most popular highlights of the tour. Admire the architecture of the 19th century homes and learn about the rich-history of this vibrant district. Throughout the tour, your guide will also offer commentary and recommendations to enhance your stay in the Queen City.

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Pigeon Forge: Newfound Gap and Smoky Mountains Jeep Tour

2. Pigeon Forge: Newfound Gap and Smoky Mountains Jeep Tour

Before your adrenaline charged 4x4 off-road adventure, you'll depart in an iconic, open-air Pink Jeep Wrangler from Pigeon Forge. From there, Sugarland's Visitor Center is your first stop. Learn the history of the towns along the way. Passing through a forest that mimics the boreal forests, discover how the Smokies got their name, stop for amazing photo opportunities and hear more of local geology and history. Arrive at Newfound Gap, nearly 1 mile above sea level. See part of the mighty Appalachian Trail on a short walk, see Newfound Gap’s stunning viewpoint. The return trip from Newfound Gap includes stops for more photos. You’ll see the streams that ultimately feed the Gulf of Mexico via the mighty Mississippi River. Your tour finishes with a hand-gripping, off-roading ride through a trail on private land. Your professional tour guide has been expertly trained to give you an experience unlike any other in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Amazing Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

3. Amazing Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Asheville into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Asheville.  Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of the city and takes you to an amazing collection of outdoor art, historic parks, and monuments dedicated the city's famous citizens and historical events. The game route will show you some of the best sights of the city as well as its hidden gems, all while challenging your mind and capacity for fun.  The tour requires approximately 1 mile of walking.  Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop to enjoy the art, do some people watching or grab a bite to eat… why not, it’s your schedule? Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget. Points of interest during your Quest include Vance Memorial, Pack Square Park, Veteran's Memorial, Thomas Wolfe House, Asheville Community Theater and Pritchard Park.

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Charlotte: 4-Hour Private Party Tour by Electric Cart

4. Charlotte: 4-Hour Private Party Tour by Electric Cart

What better way to explore Charlotte than on this 4-hour VIP party cruise? Bachelor or bachelorette groups, wedding parties, friends’ nights out — this is the tour for you.   If you have a large group, sit back and relax as your driver takes you around by electric cart to the activities of your choosing. This tour is great for weddings, birthdays, or team building groups who want flexibility and more time to enjoy the city center.   Want to explore Charlotte from a local’s perspective? Your guide can show you the real Charlotte, taking you to areas like NoDa, Plaza Midwood, and South END, which each have their own distinct entertainment districts. Or tell the driver where you'd like to go, and he'll gladly be your chauffeur for the evening.

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What people are saying about North Carolina

The tour was excellent! We saw the old part of the city with the first beautiful church and southern style houses. I would do it again if not the cold wind. ))

Excellent tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the city and its history.

Our tour guide was outstanding very knowledgable about the city and personable.

Sandy was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and great personality.

David was a delight as a guide- very knowledgeable and enthusiastic!