Vacation Bucket List: Summer Getaways

Summertime and the living is easy. One of the best things about living in Charlotte is the vast options to transform Saturday and Sunday into mini-vacations you can spend in the mountains, at the beach or somewhere in between. We polled our team of full-time real estate experts and discovered they really know how to make the most of their weekends and beat the heat! Using their insight, we’ve compiled our vacation bucket list, focusing in on Summer Getaways . Be sure to stay on the lookout for Issue 5 of Dickens Mitchener Style for additional information on these destinations, all within driving distance of the Queen City.

From the cobblestone streets and gorgeous public parks, to some of the most unique architecture of the South, Savannah is the perfect vacation destination for all ages. This sleepy southern town is a hidden gem and a true escape from the city-life with unparalleled style and history.

Only a two hour drive from Charlotte, Asheville boasts an incredible food and beer scene, with places like Wicked Weed Brewing and Curate topping our list.  Check out the Biltmore Estate for a taste of North Carolina history and 5-star views. This thriving mountain city should be on the top of everyone’s weekend destination list and is an absolute must for our team of full-time real estate experts.


A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other. Packed with slow-paced, relaxing drives revealing stunning long-range vistas, close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. This is our top pick for the outdoorsy adventure.


Greenville, SC combines the quaintness of historical downtowns of the south with stunning natural beauty and is quickly becoming a national destination. With a revitalized downtown that ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine, Greenville is a great choice for the Charlotte escape you didn’t know you needed.


A little over 3 hours from the Queen City is Charleston, SC. This city of old school southern charm is filled with rich history, well- preserved architecture, and distinguished restaurants. Be sure to take a horse drawn carriage through town to discover all there is to unveil about Charleston’s history. The surrounding beaches are also a must, if you’re looking for a retreat from the city! Our team suggests Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach.