Spring Break Road Trip to Cabarrus County, NC

March 15, 2019

Looking for some Spring Break inspiration that will get your family fired up for a road trip?

Cabarrus County is the perfect place to connect, learn and let loose! Here, motorsports pairs with history, thrilling events, affordable accommodations, local shopping and dining, and more for an extraordinary getaway.

Get your motor running with these three itinerary ideas!

Adrenaline & Zen

Take relaxing to the limit by surrounding yourself in serenity after a thrilling spike of adrenaline! Known as “Where Racing Lives,” Cabarrus County offers plenty of heart-pounding adventures to pair with experiences that will help you unwind.

You and your crew can go for the ride of your lives in a real NASCAR race car and try indoor skydiving at iFLY (opening Spring 2019). Follow that with a massage or facial at Spa Botanica for spring break bliss. Even little ones can get in on the fun with NASCAR Racing Experience’s Junior Ride Along and mini treatments from Scooops Kid Spa at Great Wolf Lodge.

To really get your fix of fun, catch the fastest accelerating machines on the planet at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. New additions to the 2019 event include East10Drift exhibition drift shows and ride-alongs and racing from the Mountain Motor Pro Stock division. Plus, every ticket is a pit pass! After the races, chill out during a leisurely paddle down the Rocky River or a relaxing, educational stroll through SEA LIFE Aquarium.

 

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Harmony & History

History buffs and music lovers alike will find gold when exploring Cabarrus County. From motorsports heritage to our state’s most accomplished musicians, learn about the area at a harmonic combination of places to explore our past and make plenty of new memories along the way.

Go underground at Reed Gold Mine, the site of America’s first discovery of gold. Explore the grounds where a 12-year-old boy came across a gold nugget weighing in at a whopping 17 pounds, make your way through restored underground tunnels and pan for gold. You can even keep what you find!

Cabarrus County includes the hometown of NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt. A nine-foot, 900-pound statue of Dale stands in Downtown Kannapolis and is part of The Dale Trail self-guided tour where you can explore the racer’s life and legacy.

Music is also part of the rich history in Cabarrus County. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame offers a curated collection of artifacts that tell the story of the state’s musical heritage, including Cabarrus County’s own Seth and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers. Here, you’ll also discover how racing and music intersect. The Hall of Fame sits alongside the Curb Museum for Music & Motorsports.

 

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Arts & Eats

Walkable and scenic, Historic Downtown Concord is full of locally-owned spots to eat, drink and be inspired by a talented roster of local makers and artists. The self-guided Historic Walking Tour is powered by Bluetooth and will lead you to local landmarks. No matter how you choose to explore, a springtime stroll down Union Street is not to be missed.

Stroll through The Galleries on the ground-level of the Cabarrus Arts Council, which feature rotating exhibitions, or catch a live performance upstairs at Davis Theatre. Tap into your inner artist and get creative by hand painting home décor at Hip Hip HooWray or making your own jewelry creation at The Bead Lady.

Hungry for a culinary adventure? Downtown Concord has the largest concentration of independent restaurants in Cabarrus County. Savor authentic Italian, classic Cuban dishes, food trucks at local breweries, southern favorites, regional flavors and more. Then, sugary shops are sure to lure you in for dessert.

 

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For more information on planning the perfect Spring Break getaway, browse the Cabarrus County, NC Destination & Motorsports Guide now.

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