Where: Downtown Mount Airy in Carolina’s Yadkin Valley
Earn your stamp: Spend a day in the late Andy Grifﬁth’s hometown, which inspired the ﬁctitious Mayberry of tv lore. Squad car tours operates out of a replica of the 1930s Wally’s Service Station and takes you to locations such as Floyd’s City Barber Shop, where you can still get an $8 haircut.
When to go: Mayberry Days (September 26-29) for a BBQ cook-off, checkers tourneys, and cast guest appearances.
Plan it now: $35 tours (up to ﬁve people). tourmayberry.com