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Asheville is a North Carolina destination that needs no introduction. Equal parts funky urban center and majestic outdoor escape, the Blue Ridge Mountain city is easily the most popular and accessible non-beach weekend trip for Charlotteans. But a trip to Asheville without a game plan can be overwhelming.
From Charlotte, Davidson is an easy day trip best executed on a Saturday when you can catch the morning buzz of the year-round downtown farmers market and then linger all the way through sunset happy hour on the lake. But charming overnight options are available if you prefer to make a full weekend of it.
Located midway between Charlotte and Atlanta in South Carolina’s Appalachian foothills, the riverside city of Greenville, SC has seen a booming downtown revival that’s landed it among the most desirable travel destinations in the world in recent years.