June 15, 2017
Cabarrus County, NC is an exciting and affordable destination for family summer vacations. Whether your crew is looking for fun in the sun or creative ways to beat the heat, here a few summer vacation activities families can enjoy together.
Fun in the Sun
Families seeking adventure need look no further. Located in Concord, Capstone Climbing & Adventure lives up to its name. Take part in outdoor activities for all ages and abilities, including low/high ropes challenge courses, rock climbing, hiking, camping, canoeing and kayaking. Make a reservation for your outdoor escape today.
For smaller-scale outdoor adventures, head to The Speedpark at Concord Mills Mall. Start with a race on any of the four go-kart tracks, and keep the fun going with 18 holes of mini-golf, bungee jumping on trampolines, a ride down the 110-foot fun slide, and entertainment in the game room and spider web.
Take the whole family out to the ballgame in Kannapolis, hometown of NASCAR Legend, Dale Earnhardt. The Intimidators are the Class A affiliate in the Chicago White Sox minor league system and have games throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Stadium highlights include local food and beer, fun promotional nights and fireworks after select games.
Beat the Heat
When the Carolina summer sun gets a little too hot, head underground! Reed Gold Mine is a state historic site that offers tours of restored underground gold mine tunnels. Even when outdoor temps approach triple digits, tunnels stay a cool 50 degrees. At the site of America’s first discovery of gold, you can pan for just $2 per person. Find gold, and it’s yours to keep!
Looking for waterpark fun without the sizzling sun? Great Wolf Lodge is the largest indoor water park in the Carolinas, kept at a comfortable 84 degrees year-round. The Lodge is packed with activities including bowling, a 100-game arcade, ice cream-themed Scooops Kid Spa, Elements Spa & Salon, high ropes course, interactive 18-hole outdoor miniature golf course and much more.
Get up close and personal with fish, rays, seahorses and sharks without getting wet! Inside Concord Mills, SEA LIFE has more than 20 display tanks, 5,000 sea creatures and a mesmerizing 180-dgree ocean tunnel. Don’t forget to visit the touchpool and take the Behind-the Scenes tour. Educational talks and feed times are also listed on the website.
Will your crew bring the heat or play it cool? Tag us using @VisitCabarrus, and share which of these summertime activities you plan to do with your family.