Weekend Getaways for MLK

I love a good travel post – even if it’s just local getaways that refresh & renew. Check out my recommendations for this MLK weekend on ScoopCharlotte – or simply keep scrolling as I have added the article here as well. I’ll be headed to Asheville for the weekend. What are your plans?


The holidays are over which inevitably means we are now counting down the days until the next vacation. For those of us lucky enough to have Martin Luther King Monday off, that three day weekend is just days away. Considering a weekend trip? Many local getaways are begging for you to visit this January.

Beech Mountain Ski Resort

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Beech Mountain is the perfect MLK weekend retreat. Whether your family loves to ski, tube, or ice skate, the Resort has you covered. They are even hosting live music with The Buzz on Saturday, January 14th at the Beech Tree Bar & Grille. Rooms are booking fast so be sure to make your reservation sooner rather than later. If you don’t want the commitment of a weekend away, Beech Mountain also offers day lift passes for just $38 on weekdays (including MLK Monday) and $65 on weekends.

Sugar Mountain

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Looking for another ski option? Book Sugar Mountain Resort for MLK weekend and save 30-40%. Savings include everything from logging to slope tickets to equipment rentals if you book at least seven days in advance. The resort offers lodging, dining, ice skating, tubing, skiing, snowboarding, and various family friendly events every weekend. With seven easy slopes, ten harder, and four challenging courses Sugar Mountain is a great deal for a group of skiers with a range of experience.

Charleston, South Carolina

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Prefer running over skiing? Consider packing up and heading to Charleston for the 7th annual Charleston Marathon. With options to run a full marathon, half marathon, or the Shrimp & Grits 5k, there are events going all weekend in celebration. Don’t forget to reward yourself – the weekend also hosts Charleston’s Restaurant Week where plenty of the best local restaurants offer 2, 3, and 4 course meals for prices ranging from $15-$45.

Great Wolf Lodge

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via @greatwolflodge Instagram

Have more fun this MLK weekend with a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge. Kids activities, themed hotel rooms, character appearances and daily shows are all included during your stay. Based on multiple raving reviews, Great Wolf Lodge is a must for families seeking weekend fun. Happy kids = happy parents.

Wilmington, NC

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Did you know Dr. Martin Luther King was scheduled to travel to Wilmington, NC for a speech the day he was assassinated? Because of this, MLK Day has a special resonance to the city and they celebrate each year with a full weekend of parades & commemorations. The activities begin with a Family Fun Day hosted at the William E Murphy Sports Complex the Saturday before and ends Monday with a Martin Luther King Day parade in Downtown Wilmington. Take this opportunity to escape to the coast and celebrate.

Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock

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Consider surrounding yourself with the beautiful NC Blue Ridge Mountains MLK weekend with a quaint getaway to Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock. With plenty of options to fill your weekend including a day at the spa, fly fishing packages, a round of golf at Hound Ears, or a day of Zip lining, Chetola offers packages fit for plenty of different tastes. Chetola is currently running their WinterFest deal which includes 20% off accommodations, a $50 gift card to Timberlake’s Restaurant, breakfast every morning if you book in the Chetola Lodge or Bob Timberlake Inn and 15% off all Spa Treatments.

Grove Park Inn, Asheville

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with The Omi Grove Park Inn‘s Retreat to Romance package running now through March. Booking this deal includes luxury accommodations, $100 cuisine and cocktail credit, a bottle of Chandon sparkling wine delivered on your arrival, a romanic turndown service, and a late checkout. Plus, with any reservation booked online, the Grove Park Inn is donating to Feeding America and providing a family of four dinner for an entire week. Do good and feel good with your reservation – you cannot miss the one of a kind views from the Grove Park Inn this winter.

Skiing? Running? Romancing? Scoop has you covered this MLK weekend. We can’t wait to see what it has in store for you.


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