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2022 Heritage Guide Cover


Subscribe now and get a copy of the Heritage Guide – the official museums directory – as our gift to you!

You'll never be at a loss for something to do with a copy of the Heritage Guide. Inside you'll find museum listings by city and interesting stories about our history and the people who made it.

What About Those


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The VIP Plan

Sign up for the Carolina Traveler VIP Plan to get FREE tickets, ticket giveaways and discounts to events and attractions, like…

  • Carolina Renaissance Festival

  • Dickens Christmas Market

  • Carolina Panthers

  • Green River Kayaking
  • Woods of Terror

  • Christmas Carousel Holiday Market

  • The Viking Festival

  • McLaurin Farms Christmas Festival

  • Alabama Theater

  • Legends in Concert

  • Magic & Mayhem 

In 2023 each VIP subscriber was offered tickets valued at more than $240!

So with the magazine, the tickets, contests, giveaways and VIP experiences, you might be wondering…

What will this cost?

The VIP Plan cost less than a weekly cup of

McDonald's Coffee

cup of coffee

We know what you're thinking…

How can Carolina Traveler give away tickets and a magazine subscription for just 87 cents a week?

Here's how we do it: Most of the tickets come from events, shows and attractions that want to advertise to our readers. Sometimes they pay for their advertising with tickets, which we give to you!

So there's no catch and no strings attached. Just enjoy yourself.

Now imagine turning your savings into an even better vacation!

You'll Love Having Things To Do!

A look inside Carolina Traveler Magazine

Why You'll Love It

Fun Things To Do

Fun Things To Do

You'll discover all sorts of fun attractions, events and activities – the hidden gems – that just don't show up on Google.

Feel Energized

Feel Energized

It's no secret – when you have fun plans, you wake up with a purpose, because you have something to look forward to.

Save Money

Save Money

As a Carolina Traveler VIP you get FREE tickets and discounts to fun events and attractions – just for being a subscriber!

Good Stuff Inside

Day Trips

Day Trips

See page 16 when you only have a few hours to spare, and don't want to spend it Googling “things to do”

Kayaking on Lake Lure

Long Weekends

From Edisto Beach to Lake Lure to the small towns along the Dan River, you'll find the places to go and the things to do in every issue

Ferris wheel at Myrtle Beach


Plan your vacation around things to do! We share trip itineraries for the adventurous, the curious, and the casual

Castle Ladyhawk in North Carolina

Road Trips

Build a road trip around a theme – like castles! Check out the 10 Carolina castles in our fall issue (you can even spend the night!)

Carolina Beach Kite Festival


Visit the most stunning, entertaining, and fun events in the Carolinas (like the kite festival).  You can find them on page 20

Raptor Center


You'll find family travel ideas for all ages, including the kids – and the young at heart! Red the spring issue for animal adventures

Take your dog to the beach

The Dog

They're part of the family, so we'll tell you where your pup can go, whether it's beaches, trails, or even beer gardens!

Dinosaur display at the science museum


Visit a museum where you can dig for Megalodon teeth, build a boat, or see the stars! Find them in the winter issue

The Cork Room restaurant in Elizabethtown, NC


Dining is part of the adventure! From classy joints to take-out burgers, we reveal the local favorites

Outer Banks biplane ride


Mild to Wild! Check out the annual Thrill Seeker issue for cover-to-cover adventures and the Thrill-o-Meter!

Legends in concert, in Myrtle Beach, SC


Take in a show, unique performance or traveling exhibit. You could even win tickets to popular shows

Amazing parks in Carolina Traveler


Discover amazing natural spaces, like this incredible walk-behind waterfall from the spring issue

Trips We've Inspired

Heather, Franklinton, NC

"Living In The Moment"

Carolina Traveler stories inspired Heather and her husband to travel the Carolinas in their RV, while their daughters stay busy with the grandkids.

Franklinton, NC

Vickie, Charlotte, NC

"Hiking For The First Time"

Vickie, originally from upstate New York was inspired to hike for the first time in her life at 54 years old. 

Charlotte, NC

Ren Fest

"The Renaissance Festival"

The Renaissance Festival is a fairy tale event held annually in Huntersville, NC. VIP subscribers were offered free tickets to the event!

Concord, NC

Gina, Mocksville, NC

"Chasing Waterfalls at Hanging Rock"

Hanging Rock State Park is hidden gem with a stunning summit and several waterfalls. Read about it in the fall issue.

Mocksville, NC

Carolina Traveler magazine cover fall 2022

Inside Carolina Traveler you'll discover:

  • Day trips
  • Events
  • Lighthouses
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Train rides
  • Thrilling adventures
  • Coastal hikes
  • Wildlife
  • History
  • Small towns
  • Burger joints
  • Fruit stands
  • Long weekends
  • Beaches
  • Mountain trails
  • and much more!
What is Carolina Traveler

Carolina Traveler is the Things-To-Do magazine. We love exploring the Carolinas and sharing our discoveries.

Can I find the same info on Google?

You may find bits and pieces on Google, but only Carolina Traveler curates the full story with the things to do, and important tips and recommendations.

If it's worth doing, we put it on paper.

I need to find something to do, can it help me right now?

Of course. Every subscription includes immediate online access to all of our back issues. Plus, you'll receive a welcome email with a few tour ideas.

What if I'm not satisfied?

If you are unhappy with Carolina Traveler magazine, then you may cancel within 60 days of purchase for a full refund and zero hassle.

Is my credit card information safe?

Yes! All payments are processed through a safe, encrypted connection to a secure payment processing system. We cannot access your credit card information, and we do not store your credit card information

When will I receive my first issue?

Please allow up to 8 weeks to receive your first issue in the mail. You'll have instant access to all of the back issues online.

When will I receive tickets?

Susie, our “Ambassador of Fun,” will periodically email ticket offers to VIP subscribers. Simply respond to Susie's email to collect your tickets.

The quantity of tickets available per customer varies with each offer.

Does the magazine include South Carolina?

Yes! We feature attractions from South Carolina and North Carolina.

How do I sign up?

Simply click on the option you like – DigitalPrint & Digital, or VIP. We accept major credit cards and payments are securely processed online. You may cancel your subscription at anytime.