#2. Sliding Rock
Map: 7851 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Why spend time at a crowded water park when you can get your water fun in nature? Find Sliding Rock nestled in the beautiful Pisgah National Forest, in the city of Brevard. Sliding Rock, a 60-foot slide down a slippery boulder will send you plunging into chilly waters in the 7-foot deep pool below. Families will love this breathtaking adventure, and lifeguards stand on duty to make sure everyone stays safe. The destination is about 2.5-3 hours from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and you’ll enjoy pretty views along the way.
#4. Biltmore Estate
Map: 1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
You’ll start your journey back to your starting point when you leave Ober Gatlinburg and journey east to the prestigious Biltmore Estate. This unbelievable 8000-acre private estate of George Vanderbilt is the largest private home in North America. The 135,000 square-foot home is a must-see for anyone interested in architecture, interior design, or the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Visitors can even book a room at one of the three lodgings on the estate, then enjoy the winery, explore the garden and grounds, or take a tour to learn about the history of the estate. This is a family-friendly experience that will have you living in fantasy land for a day.