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2014 Spring Travel Top Picks

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Month-by-month destination top picks for Southern USA spring travel this year

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Family Friendly Easter Weekend in Wilmington, North Carolina

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Wilmington is a historic riverfront town located near several popular beaches in southeastern North Carolina. From the downtown Riverwalk, cobblestone streets and fine historic homes to a nearby state park, wildlife sanctuary and aquarium, Wilmington offers visitors plenty to interesting places to explore during any season. Especially lovely during the spring and offering an array of family friendly themed events, Wilmington is a good choice for a day-trip or Easter weekend getaway. Read More...

Easter Weekend Family Fun in Richmond

Monday April 14, 2014
Richmond, Virginia offers a convenient location near many top Virginia attractions and several delightful gardens. Kings Dominion theme park is just north of Richmond, while Colonial Williamsburg is about a one hour trip to the southeast. Easter on Parade, a popular annual Richmond celebration, brings an array of Easter bonnets and attire plus live music, arts and crafts, food vendors and more. Other fun Easter celebrations take place at the Gilded Age estate, Maymont, and at beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Read More...

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Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery

Saturday April 12, 2014
The Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery is one of only a few annual services open to the public at the Cemetery, offering Easter weekend visitors to the Northern Virginia / Washington, D.C. area a truly memorable experience. Hosted by the Military District of Washington's Command Chaplain, the 2014 nondenominational worship service will be held on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater. Read More...

Quiet Islands for a Relaxing Spring Getaway

Thursday April 10, 2014
Mid to late spring, before the crowds of summer arrive, is a fantastic time to enjoy a relaxing weekend or longer in a serene setting with a getaway to one of several barrier islands just off the Southeast U.S. coast. While the water in most places may still be a bit too chilly for comfortable swimming, the typically pleasant spring weather is ideal for beachcombing, biking, wildlife watching, outdoor sports, reading a good book on the beach or simply letting your daily stress slip away while listening to the music of the ocean. Read More...

Related Articles (Pictured Above) An oceanfront cottage on lovely Bald Head Island; Photo Credit: George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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