Day Trips® from Raleigh-Durham

Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler

Book Description

Day Trips® from Raleigh-Durham is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover not far from Raleigh-Durham. The Triangle region's population totals over 1.7 million people, and this book invites them to:

* Do something prehistoric: Examine fossilized bones, teeth, and shells on
display at the Aurora Fossil Museum or dig for your own fossils in a special
area outside.

* Do something flowery: Celebrate one of the state's most prolific plants at Wilmington's North Carolina Azalea Festival, featuring big-name music stars, a full-fledged circus, and garden tours.

* Do something patriotic: Wander through the artifacts and photographic exhibits at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum to learn about this famed unit's history.

* Do something kid-approved: Have fun with go-karts, arcade games, water slides, and a giant wave pool at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park.

About Hoffman, James L.

James L. Hoffman is a freelance writer and North Carolina native. He is a former newspaper reporter and editor and currently works as director of marketing and public relations for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. He he lives in Gastonia, just outside Charlotte, with his wife Bonnie. They have three grown children and two still at home. Hoffman is also the author of Fun With the Family in North Carolina, published by the Globe Pequot Press.