Keep your summer road trip spots local
Amidst all of the cancelled airline tickets and postponed vacations, there are still awesome ways to enjoy your summer. This summer may not look exactly how you had planned but staying local and getting outdoors is a great way to get the full experience. Come hang out with us on the road to Evolve while we check out summer road trip spots to hit near your community before the season ends!
Even though we might be stuck at home more, that doesn’t mean we’re stuck inside. Located on the UNC campus, the Botanical Garden is free to the public and the perfect way to immerse yourself in some much-needed nature.
One of the oldest and largest planetariums in the United States, Morehead Planetarium is full of mesmerizing information and fun learning experiences for everyone. While public operations at Morehead Planetarium are suspended until further notice, they are offering tons of virtual events and Skywatching!
If you’re craving a relaxing walk or bike ride, Morgan Creek Trail Trailhead is the perfect place to start. It’s one of seven trails in the city, under a mile long, and paved, making it even more accessible for everyone!
Just over two miles from the community, Ijams is located on part of the TN river and the perfect place to go for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and trail walking. Meads Quarry is just across the street, and a beautiful place to spend the day kayaking or taking your furry friends for a dip!
Just a couple of miles away from 811 East, Balter Beerworks is a great local brewery that offers amazing Sunday brunch. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, so grab your closest quarantine buddies and enjoy!
Market Square in Knoxville is an eclectic blend of entertainment, culinary delights, and fantastic shopping. If you’re looking for a unique stroll through the vibrant streets of downtown, you’ll definitely want to check out Market Square!
In Surf City, NC, Salty Turtle Beer Company is an awesome spot for spending time with friends. With seating both indoors and outdoors, you can bring your fur babies along for the ride!
If you’re looking for the perfect road trip cruise with stunning scenery, Blue Ridge Parkway is a must. Hang out in the car for a nice drive, or spend the day hiking, biking, and exploring waterfalls. Whatever you do, you won’t be disappointed!
The Greensboro Arboretum is located on 17 acres and features beautifully landscaped display gardens and structures. This is the perfect place for a stroll if you’re looking for some fresh air, lush greenery and brightly colored flowers.
There are so many towns overflowing with beauty and charm in the NC Blue Ridge Mountain region. Whether you’re looking for unique outdoor breweries and delicious food, or a day spent hiking, rock climbing and paddling, you’re sure to have an incredible experience!
If you’re a nature lover, Chimney Rock State Park will be your dream come true! The spectacular views from Chimney Rock are truly incredible, and the hiking trails are such a fun way to spend an afternoon. With trails marked Easy, Moderate, or Moderate-Strenuous, you’re sure to find the perfect path for you!
Where road trip spots are you headed to this summer?
If your original plans have been cancelled or postponed this summer, it’s an awesome time to try something new. Get outdoors in a way you usually don’t, and enjoy a few extra weekends exploring new places!
Join Us on the Road to Evolve
Join us on the road to Evolve and check out these summer road trip spots near your community before the season ends! Make sure you tag us on IG so we can see where you’re headed and how you #evolvethewayyoulive.