There are so many places I want to go, and add more to my “bucket list” all the time. Here is a short list of places I would love to go on a three day weekend:
Beachside Retreat at Wild Dunes Resort- Charleston, SC
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms located 30 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, is offering Columbus Day savings of 25% off nightly rates at the Boardwalk Inn or Village at Wild Dunes. In addition, guests receive an extra $25 resort credit per night to enjoy. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, watersports, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort is the ideal location for a Columbus Day getaway. For more information, please visit www.wilddunes.com or call 866.359.5593.
Explore Bristol Package- Bristol, RI
This Columbus Day Weekend, travelers can discover the charming seaside town of Bristol, Rhode Island, with the “Explore Bristol Package” from The Bristol House Bed & Breakfast. Bristol is the quintessential coastal New England city and one of the state’s most prominent and picturesque boating communities and historic seaside towns. The “Explore Bristol Package” starts at $659 per night, for two people and includes a two-night stay at The Bristol House Bed & Breakfast in a deluxe room, two “Bristol Explorer Multi-Attraction Passes,” shopping discounts for local boutiques and spas, $50 dining certificate to local restaurants and choice of a full day kayak or bicycle rental. For more information, please visit www.bristolhousebnb.com or call 401.396.9066.
Guitarist Quinn Sullivan- Paducah, KY
Since the age of seven, Quinn Sullivan, the sixteen year old guitarist, has been sharing stages with legendary players like Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, Joe Bonamassa and BB King at iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and Red Rocks. This Columbus Day Weekend, he brings his performance to the Clemens Fine Arts Center in Paducah, Kentucky on Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm. Situated in Western Kentucky, halfway between Nashville and St. Louis, Paducah is vibrant and sophisticated, culturally rich and full of flavor. For tickets to Quinn Sullivan or for more information, please visit www.artsinfocus.org or call 270.534.3212.
Narmada Winery- Amissville, VA
Guests can relax and enjoy great company and culture during Columbus Day Weekend at Narmada Winery and Vineyard. The vineyard’s annual weekend-long celebration gives guests a taste of Virginia’s booming music scene, along with some local craft wine. The celebration kicks off Friday, Oct. 9 and features a tasteful mix of Rock, Country and Blues with musical performances by Mosby Territory and Aubrey Driggers. For more information, please visit www.narmadawinery.com or call 540.937.8215.
Natchez Pilgrimage Tours- Natchez, MS
For two weeks each fall (Sept. 25-Oct. 12), the doors to some of Natchez’s most historic homes are put on display for touring and entertainment for the public. Ideal for a Columbus Day weekend getaway, nineteen antebellum mansions will feature costumed guides, acting as family friends and descendants of the original owners. Each house is filled with 18th and 19th century furnishings, porcelain, clothing, tools and documents. Tickets start at $10 for children and $15 for adults. For more information on Natchez Pilgrimage Tours, please visit www.natchezpilgrimage.com or call 800.647.6742.
Pirates of the High Seas Fest- Panama City Beach, FL
Situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches boarding emerald-green waters, Florida’s Panama City Beach is hosting the Pirates of the High Seas Fest during Columbus Day weekend Oct. 9-11. A chance for those young at heart to embrace their inner pirate, guests can participate in costume contests and protect the beloved city from invading pirates. To get a closer look at last year’s Fest, check out this video on MSN.com. For more information, please visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/piratesofthehighseas or call 800.233.6503.
Ziplining at Nantahala Outdoor Center- Bryson City, NC
There is no better way to see fall foliage this Columbus Day weekend than while soaring through the air on one of Nantahala Outdoor Center’s five zip line courses. NOC offers a handful of aerial and zip line adventures and the signature course is NOC’s Mountaintop Zip Line Tour. Perched on the rim of the Nantahala Gorge and over 500-feet above the Nantahala River, this course features 360-degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the river below. Zipline tours begin at $49.99 per person and can be combined with NOC rafting trips, creating a full day of fun and adventure through North Carolina’s fall foliage. For more information, please visit www.noc.com or call 828.366.7502.
Would any of these places be on your list of places you want to see? Which one?