2 Weeks ago we too a day trip to the beach. I love living where we live because within just a few hours of driving you can be either at the beach or the moutains, depending on your direction. It was chilly but the kids didn't seem to mind. we also took them to the Aquarium and Ft. Fisher the Civil War Battlefield. It rained some but rain never bothered us. We just cleared out the back of the car and had our picnic in it. The kids thought it was so cool.