Five Must-See Spring Locations in the Carolinas by Kelsey T.

Spring is just around the corner, and an excellent destination to visit is the Carolinas. The Carolinas comprise of two states – North and South Carolina – located in the southeastern United States along the coast. There are areas well-known for the natural beauty and southern hospitality in these southern states.

Here are five must-see spring locations in the Carolinas: 

Five Must-See Spring Locations in the Carolinas 

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina 

If you’re looking for a beautiful road trip to take during the spring, look no further than the Blue Ridge Parkway. This parkway spans 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina. You’re guaranteed to see some beautiful wildlife and nature here during spring. There are many places to stop, explore, and enjoy the great outdoors along the way. Travelers can hike, bike, and go horseback riding within the park. There’s also lodging throughout where you can rest during your trip. 

University of North Carolina Charlotte Botanical Gardens, Charlotte, North Carolina 

Visit the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte Botanical Gardens to fully experience everything spring offers. In 2019, the impressive gardens ranked within the top three places to see in Charlotte. Its mission is to instill a love for plants in its visitors. The beautiful gardens filled with flora and fauna make it easy to fall in love with nature. Additionally, there are classes, programming, and displays that travelers can enjoy here. If you want to take plants home, they have a spring plant sale! 

Greensboro Arboretum, Greensboro, North Carolina 

Another spectacular destination to visit during the spring is the Greensboro Arboretum. Visitors have 17 acres of garden displays, beautiful structures, and plant collections to explore. Throughout the property, you’ll find panoramic views from its outlook areas and numerous walking trails. It is also a popular location for springtime events such as weddings, reunions, and other special events. This destination is perfect for families, couples, and individuals who want to escape city life and see some lovely flora and fauna. 

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, Lexington, South Carolina 

Going to Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve is like going back in time. Its pristine natural wonders seem untouched. The preserve has plenty of history, plants, and wildlife. People love coming here because of its unusual geology. Its crowning jewel is the park’s “big rock.” It was previously an inverted pyramid balanced on its tip but has since toppled. However, the rock is still impressive to observe. During the spring, it’s the perfect hiking spot with thriving plant and animal life. 

Brookgreen Garden, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

Brookgreen Garden is a place where art, history, and nature come together. It has been a cornerstone of the Myrtle Beach community for 90 years. The gardens are one of the few US locations that have earned “American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums” accreditation. You’ll see some breathtaking flora and fauna at its 9,712-acre botanical garden. Nestled within this beautiful scenery are 2,000 sculptures by over 430 artists. Travelers will love the combination of artistry and nature at this garden that is at its peak during spring.


The Carolinas are the perfect spring destination because of its blend of magnificent natural beauty and exciting activities. 

There are so many unique and stunning places to see. Anyone who visits will find something that they enjoy doing. 

Hopefully, this list will inspire you to visit the enchanting Carolinas during spring!


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