January 19, 2022
Cabarrus County offers plenty of reasons to get out during the winter season. So, bundle up and venture out! From culinary delights to unexpected history adventures and all-around family fun, here are five ideas to help turn up the heat on winter days.
Idle is no way to spend time in Cabarrus County! Get moving with a walk along one of the area’s many greenways, hits the trails for hiking or mountain biking, or, make exercise extraordinary at Circus University! Tailored for ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages, Cirq-U has classes that’ll teach you to juggle, ride the unicycle and even help you get the hang of aerial acrobatics like Lyra and Silks.
There’s nothing like digging into a homemade meal to make you feel warm and cozy inside. With over 80 independently owned restaurants, Cabarrus County offers classic southern favorites plus creative menu items you haven’t tried before. From The Smoke Pit’s tangy barbecue and not-to-be-missed mac and cheese to a big broth bowl from E Noodles Asian Bistro or a spicy Kickin’ Chickin’ Flatbread with a bowl of soup at Vortex Bottle Shop, these local favorites serve up hearty dishes to satisfy your craving for comfort food.
Enjoying cocktail made with award-winning Conviction Bourbon from Southern Grace Distilleries is a sure way to warm up. When it comes to craft beer and cider in colder months, you’re bound to find plenty of seasonal flavors on tap next to easy-drinking go-to brews at the area’s ten breweries and first cidery. In addition to these “hoptions,” quench your thirst and discover even more winter-worthy beverages from mulled wine at wine bars and vineyards to coffee, tea and hot chocolate at coffeehouses across Cabarrus County.
In a race car or a song, Cabarrus County is the perfect place to find your groove. Music and motorsports collide in Kannapolis at Curb Museum and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Storied cars and trophies line the walkway on one side. On the other, exhibits showcase famous musicians, singers, songwriters and producers with roots in the state. Find more automotive exhibits at Morrison Motorcar Museum and the Mustang Owner’s Museum, or explore artwork from another era at the Home of the 90s Museum.
Along with these ways to stay warm, there are several indoor attractions in Cabarrus County that will keep your crew entertained for hours. At the aquarium, curious minds can marvel at over 5,000 sea creatures. Have a few thrill-seekers in your group? Give them the option of racing electric go-karts, speeding down eleven different water slides or flying inside a wind tunnel. History, shopping, motorsports and more—whatever the interest, enjoy it all out of the elements.