Day trips in North Carolina: 6 fun places within 90 minutes of Raleigh

Caption: In North Carolina there are a bunch of destinations to go for a day trip. With Summer coming up a bunch of people especially teenagers are trying to find day trip destinations to go that will be fun. (Photo public domain)


North Carolina Zoo is a fun family friendly day trip to take. It is located in Asheboro, NC and it is around an hour 36 minutes away from Leesville Road High School. 

Not only can kids enjoy it, but teengagers and adults can enjoy going to the zoo too. They have different regions of animals which are Africa, North America, and the desert. 

Not only can you just view animals. But you can also feed a giraffe, view a canine show, kids can ride a carousel, walk through a butterfly garden and a treehouse trek that is for all ages. 

Wet N Wild 

Wet N Wild is a waterpark and is located in Greensboro North Carolina. It is just over an hour  away from Leesville. 

Wet N wild is a fun place for not only teenagers but for any age with there being 40+ attractions. A ticket to have access to all the rides cost $39.99. 


Carowinds is an amusement park that is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is about 2 hours and half away from Leeville. 

Carowinds has 60+ roller coasters with some of those rides being family friendly. Not only do they have roller coasters, they also have a really big water park. Their daily passes cost $39.99 which includes access to all rides and access to the waterpark.

Top Golf

Top Golf is a place where people can play different types of golf games.There are four Top Golf located in North Carolina which are located in Durham, two in Charlotte, and another in Greensboro. The closest location from Leesville is Durham which is around 20 minutes away. 

Each bay can hold up to 6 people and costs $28 per hour. Not only do people golf, they also can enjoy the food there and adults can enjoy adult beverages. 

Pilot Mountain 

Pilot Mountain state park is a place where people can either go hiking or horseback riding and is about 2 hours and half minutes away from Leesville. 

At Pilot Mountain, there are plenty of activities to do like camping, hiking, climbing, horseback riding, going on trails, bird watching, fishing, and paddling. 


In North Carolina, there are a bunch of beaches to go to. The most popular beach is Emerald isle which is about 2 and a half hours away from Leesville. 

This is a good place people can go to if they want to relax and chill at the beach. People can also do surfing, kiteboarding, fishing, or paddle boarding. 

Emerald isle is known to have the bluest water in North Carolina, which is why Emerald Isle is a popular place that lives in North Carolina too. They also 


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