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Vacation Spot in October

My wife and I want to go on a long weekend in October to a place with good food and things to do but Napa is too far and Chicago and NYC we have done too much. I have been to RTP many times and tons of great food there but not much to do for a long weekend. I know you have to have some places.

Thank you for your recomendations.

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  1. Charleston? New Orleans? Or are you specifically looking for stuff to do/places to eat in the Triangle?

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    1. re: LulusMom

      Nope, I have been to the Triangle and know there isn't much to do. I am looking for this other places that have the food but have things to do. Charleston was on my list but didn't think of New Orleans.

      1. re: jshaper

        You could do Savannah mixed with Charleston - we've done that before and driven the back-roads between.

      2. Much depends on what you like to do...

        Asheville has great food and drink. If you have interest in fine craft (Southern Highlands has a fall show), mountain biking, hiking, people watching, Biltmore House then you can stay as busy as you like. Fall in the mountains is high season and accommodations fill up fast.

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        1. re: meatn3

          Charleston or Asheville gets my vote. Or NOLA

          1. re: miss piggy

            I agree with Asheville or Charleston for places that this forum covers. And NOLA is great, too.

            Living in Charlotte, Asheville and Charleston are my go-to's for long weekend getaways.

          2. re: meatn3

            I just returned from a few days in the Asheville area and it was wonderful. GREAT restaurants, beautiful mountains, unlimited opportunities for outdoor adventures, and some of the nicest people you'll meet anywhere. Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains would be spectacular.

          3. I think there's enough "to do for a long weekend" but that's just my humble opinion. Here's an old thread combining food and activities around the triangle. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/817613

            October is the tail end of hurricane season and is leaf peeping time so factor that into your decision. Others have made great suggestions to which I'll add DC and Miami/Lauderdale.

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            1. re: AreBe

              DC in the fall is beautiful, and there are plenty of great places to eat.

              1. Pamper yourself at the Cloister. Just e sure not to come Ga/Fla week. 5 star accommodations. dining & golf.