North Carolina Zoo and North Carolina Pottery Highway

Asheboro, NC, USA

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Patty
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May 5 - 6, 2020
Group size: 35 - 46
North Carolina Zoo and North Carolina Pottery Highway
Asheboro, NC, USA

Patty
  • Facebook verified
98 reviews

$254
Deposit: $100
May 5 - 6, 2020
Group size: 35 - 46

About this trip

Trips by Patty is guessing that you don't  know that North Carolina is home to the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and the largest colony of working potters in the United States.  This is an overnight trip that offers visits to each of these destinations located in the Heart of North Carolina. 

  Day One focuses on experiencing Star and Seagrove.  Star is home to StarWorks which is an arts centered work community, gallery and cafe located in a restored sock factory building.  This is a good spot to launch our exploration of the NC Pottery Highway in neighboring Seagrove with a tour of the arts center including a History of Clay exhibit.  We spend the afternoon enjoying the scenic rolling hills of Pottery Highway, visiting potters and learning about their family history, varied pottery styles and techniques.   There will be demonstrations and time to visit some of the pottery shops as well.


Day Two is a full immersion of the Zoo. We begin with an Ambassador Animal Program where we meet 3 animal ambassadors and interact with one of the Park Educators.  Your Zoo experience also includes the Expedition Africa Virtual Reality experience and the Giraffe Deck where you can feed these graceful creatures.  There will be plenty of time to explore all of your favorite habitats on your own.  Choices include the North American habitats ranging from prairies to honey bee gardens and African habitats featuring chimpanzees, gorillas, zebras, elephants and rhinos to name a few.   You also won't want to miss the Aviary with 100 exotic birds and 3,000 tropical plans.  In between all of this exploration we will also enjoy a catered cookout lunch under a covered pavilion.  


 

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Motorcoach transportation
  • Accommodations
    Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Asheboro
  • Breakfast
    Full breakfast at the hotel
  • Reception
    Welcome Reception at the hotel
  • Tours
    StarWorks Tour and Pottery Studio Tours
  • Lunch
    Lunch at StarWorks on Day One
  • Cook Out lunch
    Cook Out lunch at the Zoo on Day Two
  • Zoo Admission
    Zoo Admission and programs
  • Guide services
    Guide services by Patty
  • Gratuity
    All gratuity and taxes
  • Snacks
    Snacks and water on the bus
  • Dinner
    Dinner on own in Asheboro's Historic District. A list of dining options will be provided.

Available Packages

Double per person package price
Available until Apr 15, 2020
$254
Deposit: $100
Single package price
Available until Apr 15, 2020
$307
$254
Deposit: $100

Double per person package price

Itinerary

Heart of Carolina trip
NC Zoo and NC Pottery Highway overnight trip

Day One - May 5th

Morning departure from Leland and Wilmington

Approx. 11:30am - Lunch and tour of Starworks followed by afternoon tours of Pottery Highway

5pm - Hotel check-in and Welcome Reception.  Dinner on own that evening in Asheboro's Historic District.  

Day Two - May 6th

Following breakfast, we check out and make the short drive to the Zoo for our Animal Ambassador program and Zoo Orientation.  Once oriented and armed with maps, spend the day enjoying the Zoo.  

We will need until 3pm to thoroughly enjoy all the Zoo has to offer and our cookout lunch. 

 6:30pm - Approximate return time to Leland and Wilmington


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Patty
98 reviews
I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!

Reviews

It was a great trip. Patty designed our travel so there were three hours at the mall, plenty of time to have lunch as well as shop. Patty is a great hostess, offering water and snacks during the bus ride. I look forward to my next trip by Patty.
MF
We had a wonderful time.....love traveling with Patty......Can't wait for our next adventure. Thank you Patty and crew, Maureen
A wonderful shopping trip. I always have a great time on Trips by Patti. And I will continue to take her trips.
We all had a wonderful time, even with the rain. The tours were very interesting, especially the Gullah tour, which was very eye opening. I lived in the area for three years and had no clue about the history of Beaufort. Patty is a GEM!
My husband and I enjoyed Beaufort SC. We met great people on the bus trip, laughed a lot, enjoyed dining at local restaurants, and learned some History. The accomodations were comfortable and a great location close to Downtown Beaufort. Patty always is well organized an ensures her travelers are happy, comfortable, and are enjoying the traveling experience.
By Vicky Carey for The Story of Beaufort, SC on Mar 06, 2020
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