The editor’s of Ideal Living magazine have chosen 50 fabulous destinations for travel. Following are five of them, click here to read the entire article.
Harbor Island Light House in Hilton Head
Fantastic views as well as an interesting history lesson on everything from early inhabitants of the island to plantation life, the Civil War and beyond can be found at this beloved landmark. A climb to the top at sunset provides picture-perfect photo opportunities of the charming harbor, magnificent boats and the stunning coastal golf course as well.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
With a rich diversity of plant and animal life along with 800 miles of trails winding through breathtaking scenery filled with waterfalls, wildflowers, 700 miles of fishable streams and even a premier 18-hole golf course, it’s no wonder this is the most visited park in the national park system. Enjoy everything from the ultimate in relaxation to wild adventures, this park offers it all.
Outer Banks: Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills is the historic site of the Wright Brothers’ Memorial commemorating their four powered airplane flights—a popular vacation destination on the Outer Banks and an ideal spot for incredible views. Relive your childhood at an old school arcade or try your hand with a rod and reel at the Avalon Pier, explore lighthouses or just soak in the sun and the sand.
For golfers who are lucky enough to score a chance to watch the Masters at Augusta National, this event may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The famed golf club has been host to the annual tournament since 1934 and while there are strict rules spectators must follow, the Par 3 Contest offers an opportunity to watch the best players in the world in an intimate and relaxed setting.
This popular resort town offers 60 miles of soft sandy beach that fronts the Atlantic Ocean. Opportunities for water sports are almost endless from boating, outstanding fishing and scuba diving to just dipping your toes in and lying back to enjoy the view. With challenging world-class golf courses, great shopping, riverboat cruises and mouth-wateringly delicious seafood, this may be a true slice of paradise.