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April 12, 2016

End of April in Durham, NC

I'll be in Durham, North Carolina from April 26 - May 1, staying downtown. I don't drive. What should I check out while I'm in the area? [more inside]
posted by nathaole around Durham, NC at 2:42 PM - 6 answers has best

October 20, 2015

3 hours at Charlotte airport, what should I do?

Any suggestions on what to do outside the secure area of the Charlotte airport? I'd go to the whitewater center nearby, but I think it closes in an hour from now. I'm waiting for a relative to pick me up Relevant: I have a camera and enjoy photography.
posted by el io around Charlotte, NC at 2:04 PM - 4 answers

September 10, 2015

What building was that I flew over?

How could you find a building when all you know about it is what it looks like from above and roughly where it is (with a large margin of error, giving a triangle with an area of about 1,900 square miles)? Is there any tool/database/search that might help with this, or would finding it be a matter of putting the question to people who live in the area (or, for the less social, strictly a brute-force problem)? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack around Charlotte, NC at 7:14 PM - 21 answers has best

July 29, 2015

Triangle best

I'm moving away from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. What should I be sure to do before I leave? [more inside]
posted by k8lin around Chapel Hill, NC at 8:29 AM - 21 answers

July 26, 2015

Where should I look for a house in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill?

I'm going to fly out to North Carolina, The Triangle, for a few days to start scouting for house. It's a big area. I'm not sure where to start. I work from home so the commute isn't an issue. It's more about finding a nice place to live. [more inside]
posted by trevor_case around Chapel Hill, NC at 11:17 AM - 13 answers has best

March 15, 2015

Where can I get a good Sunday brunch in downtown Raleigh, NC?

I'll be in Raleigh soon, and I have a bit of free time on a Sunday morning. I'm staying between NCSU and downtown, on Hillsborough St. Where can I go, within walking distance, for something good to eat before noon? Preferably with vegetarian options and good coffee. Your recommendations would be very welcome. [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong around Raleigh, NC at 10:20 AM - 5 answers

November 12, 2014

Travel advice for Raleigh please!

Work travel is picking up for me again and my next destination is Raleigh, but I'll be in Winston-Salem one afternoon as well. Help me find food please! [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax around Raleigh, NC at 2:05 AM - 17 answers has best

November 1, 2014

Romantic yet inexpensive weekend getaway in NC

This Christmas is also my parent's 30th anniversary. I'd like to give them a gift card for a little weekend getaway. Looking for inexpensive yet romantic accommodations in NC. Help! [more inside]
posted by bloody_bonnie around North Carolina at 7:47 PM - 5 answers

October 13, 2014

appalachian trail yellowjacket nest + lost and found

Yellowjackets attacked us on a not-that-remote part of the Appalachian Trail yesterday at 5 PM, and had attacked others earlier. Should I tell someone? Also, if someone picked up my dropped glasses and hat, would they return them to some centralized lost and found? This is Nantahala Forest in NC, ~.5 mile N. of Tellico Gap. [more inside]
posted by amtho around Bryson City, NC at 4:57 AM - 4 answers has best

September 23, 2014

Visiting Raleigh, NC w/ 1 yr old, no car

Tagging along on my wife's business trip with our 1 year old daughter in a few weeks. Hotel is in Raleigh, and we won't have a car. Looking for suggestions on fun things to do with a child in town, with preference for public transportation and walking. [more inside]
posted by tslugmo around Raleigh, NC at 5:50 PM - 14 answers

August 5, 2014

Hiking or biking but not getting eaten by bears

I'm looking for a break from tech-life and have a friend who recently solo thru-biked the Colorado Trail. I'm on the east coast, but would love to do something similar. [more inside]
posted by tmcw around Shallotte, NC at 1:23 PM - 9 answers has best

July 3, 2014

NE to Outer Banks driving questions

Going to Nag's Head for a little family R&R. I haven't driven down there in 8 years and looking for some advice. Leaving from SE Mass area at 10PM on Friday and hope to get in around noon on Saturday. Taking 95 south through CT, 1st decision: GW or Tappan Zee? We will be hitting them around 1AM. After that the question is: I95 all the way around DC, or Rt 13 South through DE & MD? Has anyone made the trip lately or know of any major construction projects going on that would cause big delays? Normally I go the Rt13 but is there a problem with one of the bridges in DE? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by mikedelic around Nags Head, NC at 3:05 PM - 8 answers has best

April 28, 2014

The best of Wilmington, NC for locals?

A good friend of mine is moving to Wilmington, NC for work this summer, and I want to send her off with a care package of gift certificates to some of the best stuff in the area. Can you help me locate some great resources? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty around Wilmington, NC at 3:58 PM - 4 answers

February 3, 2014

Kid-Friendly Breakfast Spots & Activities in Charlotte, North Carolina

I am meeting up with some friends in Charlotte who have a long layover there Saturday morning. I live just a couple of hours away but have not spent much time there. Can you recommend a good breakfast spot and/or places we could hang out for a few hours that would occupy the kids (ages 7-9) and also give us adults some time to chat?
posted by something something around Charlotte, NC at 11:34 AM - 6 answers has best

January 20, 2014

Tell me about North Carolina

Would you rather live outside of Greensboro or south of Asheville on the North/South Carolina border? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh around North Carolina at 2:28 PM - 23 answers

August 1, 2013

We Can and WILL Force the Hand of Amazing (East Coast Road Trip-Filter)

East Coast Road Trip-Filter: a friend is having a very rough year but is finally taking three days (Aug. 24th - 26th) for much-needed road trip. She may not get to take another one for a while, so we want to make the most of it. My question: what can you recommend within a ~400-mile radius of Philadelphia (places, activities, events, gatherings, WHATEVER) that might be mind-blowingly memorable? The kinda stuff that makes you blurt, "Holy CRAP, this is AMAZING!"... the kinda stuff she and I can enthusiastically reminisce about for years to come. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew around Shallotte, NC at 11:22 AM - 12 answers

June 5, 2013

Moving to Asheville in a few weeks; suggestions for Internet & mobile?

The questions similar to this are a few years old, so I thought I may ask this to see if there's any new info. I'm looking for suggestions for Internet & mobile providers in the Asheville area. [more inside]
posted by sutt around Asheville, NC at 2:22 PM - 9 answers

June 3, 2013

What outdoorsy activity should we do in Asheville, NC?

My wife and I are going to Asheville, NC this weekend. We plan to spend most of our time relaxing, shopping, eating out, and chilling at the spa (we're staying at the Grove Park Inn - best spa ever). We would like to plan one or two outdoorsy activities for one day - maybe 5 hours maximum. We need some advice on what to do and where to do it. [more inside]
posted by kdern around Asheville, NC at 7:22 PM - 13 answers has best

April 3, 2013

How to Spend a Weekend in Charlotte?

I'm going to be in Charlotte, NC for the weekend of April 21-22 in preparation for a conference. What fun things can I do there? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes around Charlotte, NC at 3:20 PM - 12 answers has best

March 11, 2013

Boardwalk attractions in the Outer Banks?

The boardwalk on Rehoboth Beach, Del. is my idea of heaven: arcades, pizza places, and mini golf all within walking distance, and right on top of a beautiful beach. Is there anything like that (even at a smaller scale) in the Outer Banks? [more inside]
posted by wnissen around Kitty Hawk, NC at 6:40 PM - 7 answers