With June arriving and children out of school, most families use the summer to take a much needed vacation. Be it visiting family or seeing somewhere new, June is a popular time for travel. Ideally your vacation has been planned months in advance, but what about when you just want to take a quick day away from home? Why not plan a day trip or short weekend to one of North Carolina’s many attractions. Stay at a local hotel for a night and take a break from the usual chores. Visit a local museum or take a drive out to some of our lesser known attractions (did you know North Carolina has a housecat museum AND a museum of cryptozoology and spirits?) Challenge yourself to try that restaurant you’ve been curious about, but never found the time to go. Just because you didn’t plan a big trip, doesn’t mean you have to sit at home!