Staycation Ideas from The Light Staff

summer staycation ideas

The Light Crew has put together a list of our favorite spots to visit during the summer in The Light listening area. There’s no need to leave the area to have a great vacation!

North Carolina:

  • Rafting or tubing on the Nantahala River
  • Hike to Linville Falls and visit to Linville Caverns (NC’s only public caverns)
  • Visit Boone, NC (think ziplining, hiking, biking, and kayaking. Also, shopping!)
  • Montreat!! Hiking trails, visiting the park, wading in mountain streams, rock hopping, making pottery, fishing or paddle boating in Lake Susan, Friday night barn dances, getting ice cream at the Huck, hymn sings
  • Picnic, hiking and biking at Biltmore Estate. This summer’s must-see exhibit is the Chihuly glass sculptures¬†
  • Lazy tubing on Little Pigeon¬†or the French Broad River
  • Pisgah Forest in Brevard and fish hatchery
  • Grandfather Mountain
  • Charlotte Knights baseball – ballgame between the skyscrapers.
  • Waterfalls and trails at DuPont State Park between Hendersonville and Brevard.
  • Bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail between Greenville and Travelers Rest SC
  • Hike Craggy Gardens off the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Putt-putt at the Hendersonville city miniature golf course.
  • Tweetsie Railroad
  • -Different spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Folk Art Center, Moses Cone Manor House, Linn Cove Viaduct, Zeb Vance Birthplace
  • Sliding Rock in Pisgah Forest. This is always a favorite, and at only $2, it’s a winner for family fun!
  • WNC Nature Center in Asheville

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