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Celebrate Thelma and Louise anniversary with an all-female road trip in the Carolinas

Asheville, N.C., skyline
Asheville, N.C., skyline

Originally released in 1991, the movie “Thelma and Louise,” along with their iconic road trip, marks its 25th anniversary Tuesday.

What better way to honor their wild adventure than by grabbing your best girls for a road trip. Just plan ahead and hope for a little less action than those ladies encountered.

The Carolinas offer several adventurous spots for all types of gals. Whether your a shopaholic, an adventure seeker or in need of a little relaxation, we’ve got you covered. Here are just a few ideas to get the planning started and the tires rolling.

Charleston, S.C., (approximately 93 miles from Myrtle Beach), the city overflowing with southern charm, offers beauty around every corner. With the many plantations, gardens and beaches, breathtaking views are in abundance.

Boone Hall, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Middleton Place, Drayton Hall and Charleston Tea Plantation are just a few of the landmarks offering tours and majestic views.

After your blast from the past, step back into modern beauty by visiting Folly Beach, located in Charleston County. Folly Beach is 12 miles of relaxation.

25 years ago on May 24, the movie ‘Thelma and Louise’ was released.

The Battery, located in downtown Charleston, is where the Cooper River and the Ashley River meet.

From here you can see gorgeous views of the water and many of Charleston finest historic homes.

While downtown, be sure to check out the King Street for all your shopping needs. Divided into three districts. Here you will find boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and so much more.

The next city on the list is Greenville, S.C. (approximately 253 miles from Myrtle Beach). Here you will find Caesars Head State Park which includes the tallest waterfall in South Carolina.

There are several hiking trails in the park and fishing is also allowed.

To get to the falls, take the two mile Raven Cliff Falls trail. This will lead you to a suspension bridge, which leads to the 420-foot falls. With adult admission at only $2 per adult, Caesar Head State Park is a great choice for adventurers and nature lovers.

If one day of hiking and sightseeing isn’t enough, the park also offers campsites to take this road trip to the next level.

From here, we look at Wilmington, N.C. (about 78 miles from Myrtle Beach). Wilmington is known for its bodies of water. Here you can find Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.

This historic river district and Riverwalk just add to the beautiful waters of this city.

These beaches offer deep sea fishing, watersports and plenty of relaxation to make a day in the sun more enjoyable. All beaches are less than 25 minutes apart so you don’t have to just chose one.

Wilmington is also home to the Battleship North Carolina. Used in WWII, tours on this battleship offer so much history and adventure. Plus, adult admission is only $14.

Next, we look at Asheville, N.C. (about 308 miles from Myrtle Beach). Asheville is located in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and is known for it’s history and culture.

One of the most popular attractions in this city is Biltmore. Originally 125,000 acres, Biltmore offers so much on one site.

The Biltmore house is America’s largest private home. It has 250 rooms and four acres of floor space. Tours of the home require around two hours due to the amount of space to cover and additional tours can be added to cover even more.

Olmsted’s formal gardens are also on site. With a natural Shrub Garden, English Walled Garden and trails, serenity and beauty are in abundance.

After a day of observation and exploring, visit Biltmore’s winery, located just beyond the grounds in Antler Hill Village. The winery uses estate grown fruit and West Coast grapes to create a wine that’s one of a kind.

Whether you are looking for relaxation, history, adventure or some retail therapy, the Carolinas have so much to offer and what better way to enjoy a getaway than with your best girls. Grab the Thelma to your Louise and take an adventure of your own.

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