February 28, 2017
From relaxed family fun to action-packed adventures, Cabarrus County, North Carolina is home to a wide range of Spring Break experiences. Skip the ordinary and start some new traditions “Where Racing Lives” this season!
LIVE IT UP WITH LOCAL FLAIR
For the thrill seekers who want a taste of the town…
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Tours are offered daily for fans to feel the full-tilt force of the 24-degree banking, and don’t miss your chance to get behind the wheel. From the split-second rush of a dragster or whipping through banked turns in a stock car, drive or ride along with these racing experiences.
Craft Beer & Pubs
Wet your whistle with a frosty, golden amber brew at several local pubs and breweries around Kannapolis and Concord. From bars to ale houses, try the best craft beer Cabarrus County has to offer and get to know the locals. Here are our top picks.
Named for its location near the city’s heart, the EpiCentre is in Uptown Charlotte just a few blocks from Spectrum Center. Restaurants, music, art, theater and clubs including Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Whiskey River Saloon highlight the buzzing nightlife scene.
ALL TOGETHER ENTERTAINMENT
For one-stop fun when the whole crew is in town…
Concord Mills: Shopping, SEA LIFE Aquarium & The Speedpark
Designed like a racetrack, there are 200+ pit stops along this circle of savings including manufacturer and retail outlets, off-price retailers and unique specialty stores. Then, be filled with wonder in the 180° underwater ocean tunnel at SEA LIFE and race around The Speedpark.
The perfect getaway for all ages, Great Wolf Lodge features the largest indoor water park in the Carolinas, always kept at a comfortable 84 degrees.
SIGHTSEE AT A SLOWER PACE
For history buffs who like to sip and stroll…
Downtown Concord’s small town charm and nostalgia beckons visitors to Union Street. Explore art studios and galleries, shop independent boutiques, see a performance at the Davis Theatre inside the Historic Courthouse, dine on local cuisine and take the Concord Historic Walking Tour.
Did you know that North Carolina is the only place in the world where every major type of grape is grown? In downtown or cruising through the countryside, sample Cabarrus County’s treats from the vine along with the perfect pairings.
Museums in Cabarrus County tell many different stories, from racing heritage to music history. In Kannapolis, don’t miss Dale Earnhardt Plaza and do a double-header at Curb Museum for Music & Motorsports and The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Here’s a full list to discover.
What’s your Spring Break travel style?