Trip Ideas & Itineraries 


From hiking the Uwharrie National Forest to strolling through the vineyards of wine country, the NC Triad offers something for every traveler – the soloist, the romantic, the parent, and the friend. 

However you plan to spend your time in the Triad, and whoever you plan to bring, we’ve got plenty of trip ideas and itineraries to inspire your getaway. Use the trip builder tool to customize your Triad outdoor adventure from start to finish.


The Thrillseeker


Are you looking for a thrilling adventure? The Triad is home to four state parks, where everything from rock climbing to mountain biking is available. Lakes and rivers offer watersport opportunities like paddling, boating, and fishing. If you’d like to spend all your time outdoors, Triad campsites offer as many to as few amenities as you’d like.


For Families & Couples


Grab your family and enjoy a day, weekend, or week-long trip to the Triad. From outdoor activities like zip-lining to attractions including Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe, everyone will feel like a kid again in the Triad. For trip ideas, check out the family trip itinerary.

If you’re planning a couples getaway, stay at a hotel in one of our major cities or an amenity-filled campground or glamping spot. Enjoy romantic excursions like boating, winery hopping, and dining at some of the best Southern and farm-to-fork restaurants.


For the Roadies


See the Triad from another perspective – on the road. There are many road trips to enjoy, each with unique vistas and attractions. Whichever route you choose, you’ll find plenty of RV parks along the way.

Whatever your dream outdoor getaway looks like, the NC Triad will make it come true.