🔑 2024 Summer

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For your convenience, the stories in the 2024 summer Carolina Traveler Magazine are also published here on the website (see the links below). Some of the magazine features are available only to subscribers, which is why you see the key icon 🔑 marking several stories on publicly accessible pages of the website (non-subscribers do not have access to those stories).

In the 2024 Summer Issue

Bubble Cannons and Bomb Bowling! Summer Adventures in Randolph County NC — We spoke with Tony Wohlgemuth of Kersey Valley Attractions, who filled us in on what it takes to conceptualize and design some of the coolest outdoor recreational experiences in the heart of NC!

Rock Atop a Monadnock in Stokes County NC Two of the neatest monadnocks in the Carolinas await daring hikers in Stokes County. They also happen to be two of the most-attended state parks in North Carolina…

Wilkesboro NC Racing Thrills and Distilling Chills Friday night rodeos, drag races, and secret moonshine caves await those who hitch their mountain bikes to Wilkesboro NC!

Summer in Pender County: Visit NC's Blue(berry) Zone We think Burgaw NC and the surrounding area may have found the secret for a long, happy life! And it's not just in the blueberries…

Go Bonkers for Surry Sonkers! Fun Along the 7 NC Surry Sonker Trail Stops If you haven't had one of Miss Angel's Surry sonkers, have you really lived?

Perquimans County: A Treasure Trove of Coastal NC Gems There's 400 years of history to uncover along 100 miles of pristine shoreline. This hidden gem destination, tucked into the Albemarle Sound, is a great summer destination for families seeking hands-on, educational, and immersive adventures with a distinctly Carolina touch.

 Thomasville NC: It's Hard to Withstand the Charm of This NC “Legacy Town” Thomasville charmed us this Christmas with its holiday decorations and community events. We just had to return to see what's going on in summertime, and we spoke with Thomasville town ambassador Steve Teglas to get the local scoop on the best ways to enjoy a summer dya.

Summer in Rockingham County: Why Go Inside At All? It's true, there's really no reason to venture indoors when you're hanging out along the Dan River in Rockingham County. The one exception? Some of the best food in the Carolinas…

The SC Pecan Trail: Your Next Foodie Road Trip — Mama B's pecan brownies. Spiced pecan oxtail ravioi at Town Hall. Pecan Danish pizza at Rebel Pie…enjoy the best of sweet and savory food concoctions as you take on this sumptuous foodie trail in Florence SC!

A Charming Summer Stay in Banner Elk NC — Snowboarding and skiing aren't the only draws to Banner Elk, one of the most magical mountain destinations in the Carolinas. Bring your friends or family to experience some of the best natural wonders in NC.

2024 Summer Day Trips

Our first of three 🔑 2024 summer day trips  beckons us to Kure Beach, where harmonious melodies of beachside music intertwine with sounds of elusive native animal species.

Next up: a day trip to Anderson, SC, where flea market thrifting and lakeside luxuriating are a way of life.

Finally, we’re checking out the newly renovated park, marina, and aquatic center in High Point, NC. Plan your trip to each destination around exciting summer events!

2024 Summer Events

Make sure these summer 2024 events are listed on your calendar:

  • May 17-19 — NC Potato Festival — Elizabeth City NC
  • May 17-26 — Fair at Heritage Park — Simpsonville SC
  • May 18 — Bulls Bay Nature Festival — Awendaw SC
  • May 23-26 — Sumter Iris Festival — Sumter SC
  • May 24-26 — Original Gullah Festival — Beaufort SC
  • May 25-27 — North Carolina Fossil Festival — Aurora NC
  • May 30-June 2 — NC Trail Days — Elkin NC
  • June 6-9 — SC Festival of Flowers — Greenwood SC
  • June 7-9 — Ocrafolk Festival — Ocracoke Island NC
  • June 8 — Mount Airy Blooms — Mount Airy NC
  • June 14-15 — Rogallo Kite Festival — Nags Head NC
  • June 15-23 — Rock Hill Pride Festival — Rock Hill SC
  • June 21-22 — NC Rhododendron Festival — Bakersville NC
  • June 28-30 — Thunder in the Smokies — Maggie Valley NC
  • July 4 — Patriot's Point 4th of July Celebration — Mount Pleasant SC
  • July 4 & 6 — Enofest — Durham NC

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2024 Summer Destinations

Our 2024 summer destinations beckon with endless possibilities for adventure in the Carolinas! In addition to our sponsored 1-page trips featured above, other 2024 summer destinations include FREE foodie experiences at the hottest food festivals in Charlotte NC in 2024, Zoofaris and treehouse treks at the North Carolina Zoo, expert-guided carnivore feeding sessions at TigerWorld, and your DREAM summer vacation, provided in part thanks to unpublished discounts only available to Tripfox Travel Club members.

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