The winter weather in the southeastern states is much more agreeable than it is in many other parts of the country. There really isn’t any snow and if there is, you won’t see more than a dusting. The temperatures are more moderate, and you won’t freeze your butt off when you take your vacation there.
Since there are quite a few states within this southeastern region, I recommend sitting down as a family to discuss where you will go. Many family members will have their own opinions for a destination. The goal with this discussion is to find a vacation destination you can all agree on! Once you make up your mind, you can begin the process of planning all the fun you will have on your next family getaway!
You will find the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rodanthe. There are more than four hundred different types of birds there. During the winter months, you will see many different duck species, as well as songbirds.
Wild horses have been roaming the Outer Banks for approximately five hundred years now. You can see these horses on your own while on vacation in the Outer Banks. However, I recommend taking one of the many wild horse tours in the Outer Banks that are available. The tours are normally two hours long. During the wild horse tours in the Outer Banks, your guide will take you directly to where the horses are hanging out that day. They will also share lots of information about the horses and the areas they roam the most.
If you love food and wine, then you may want to plan a late winter vacation in Charleston, SC. The end of February and the beginning of March brings the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. This annual event in the southeast will have you listening to storytellers, tasting foods, and sipping on wine. This event lasts for five days. While many areas of the event are spread out throughout the city, you will find the main area over in Marion Square.
Museum Mile in Charleston, SC is a mile-long section of road on Meeting Street. You will find six museums there. It is also the location of five historic homes, four scenic parks, City Hall, and the Charleston City Market. You can easily see all these things in just one day of your Charleston, SC vacation.
Christmas on the River and the Lighted Christmas Parade are two holiday traditions in Savannah, GA. Your southeastern vacation will need to be in the beginning of December if you want to attend these festivities. During your visit, you will have the chance to purchase gifts of all kinds from the vendors lined up all along the river. Live music plays in the background and you will never lack a place to eat when you are hungry.
Savannah is known for being warm during the winter months, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a chill in the air on occasion. If that happens during your vacation in Savannah, you must head over to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Inside, you will find numerous exhibits filled with memorabilia and artifacts. Each piece shares the history of the Air Force and how they helped win World War II.
Sometimes, you just need to wander around looking at old things when you are on vacation in Louisville, KY. Your family might not be thrilled with this option at first. However, once they discover their first “find”, they will be ready to up the ante a little! There are dozens of thrift stores and antique stores in Louisville. A couple that come highly recommended include The Crazy Daisy, 2023 Antiques, and the Louisville Antique Market.
These are seven things to do when traveling to the southeast this winter. Share these activities with your family and get some other ideas of what they would be interested in for a family vacation. I can then take that information and plan a fabulous southeast vacation your entire family will love!
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