January 24, 2017
Winter can be cold and dark. Instead of staying wrapped up on the couch until springtime, turn up the heat in Cabarrus County with fun, indoor activities for the entire family. Here are five ways to spend your winter evenings and weekends while staying warm!
Take a distillery tour.
Southern Grace Distilleries offers tours in its new location, a former North Carolina prison in Mount Pleasant. For $14 you can go behind bars, learn the history of the prison and get a behind-the-scenes peek at how their award-winning whiskey is crafted. For visitors 21 and older, tours also include a tasting of Sun Dog 130 Uncut NC Corn Whiskey. southerngracedistilleries.com
Get your heart racing with indoor go-karts.
Are you counting down the days until the 2017 racing season begins? Well, you can stop waiting. K1 Speed is the area’s newest karting hot spot. All-electric karts and a professionally designed race track challenge both beginners and experienced drivers. When you’re off the track, take in the authentic racing memorabilia and grab a bite at the Pit Café. k1speed.com
Learn about the musical heritage of North Carolina.
Get in the groove at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in Kannapolis. Exhibits showcase famous musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from all genres of music who have roots in North Carolina. 90 year-old Eddie Ray now oversees the museum. He started his career in the music industry in 1945 as a stock boy and made his way up to become a record industry executive. northcarolinamusichalloffame.org
Harness your Chi in hot yoga.
If you need a break from the cold temperatures, visit Yes2Yoga in Concord for heated yoga classes. Classes are suitable for all levels and encompass flowing vinyasa sequences (movement between poses), breath awareness, alignment and relaxation– all in a room heated to 82-84 degrees. Just close your eyes and pretend you’re on the beach! yes2yoga.biz
Indulge in southern comfort food.
Cabarrus County is filled with local restaurants serving up classic southern dishes, freshly baked, deep fried and slow smoked! Here’s a sampling of restaurants to test out this winter for those satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs meals:
What’s your favorite way to stay warm in Cabarrus County during the winter months?