Day Trips

This page lists popular kids day trips within 100 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kids Charlotte: Day Trips - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids
Museum of Life and Science

This museum is the perfect place to take your children. Here they can enjoy some of the highly interactive displays where they get to learn, explore a ...

433 W Murray Ave,, Durham,, NC, 27704
N.C. Transportation Museum

This family-friendly place is a 57 acre site filled with interesting exhibits and special events. Four large exhibit buildings represent the rema ...

Area: North
411 South Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC, 28159
New River State Park

The New River was named a National Wild and Scenic River in 1976 and it wildly winds through some of the best North Carolina mountain scenery. New Riv ...

358 New River State Park Road Laurel, Springs,, NC, 28644
North Carolina Waterfalls Road Trip

There’s no denying North Carolinians love their waterfalls. Transylvania County alone has over 200 waterfalls! So naturally, being from the land of wa ...

North Carolina Zoo

Visit the North Carolina Zoo for fun with family and friends, for face-to-face animal encounters, to enchant and educate children or perhaps to enjoy ...

Area: South
4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC, 27205
Oconaluftee River

Enjoy an easy canoe trip down the river or a picnic at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in the downtown area. The park features a walking trail highlighte ...

Free: Yes
Area: West
Old Salem

Experience early American history in the unique Moravian settlement of Salem. Original structures, gardens, tours, artifacts, hands-on workshops, fun ...

Area: North
600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Olde English District

The Olde English District is one of eleven tourism regions located in South Carolina. The name refers to the region's early settlement by the English ...

Area: South
3200 Commerce Drive, Richburg, SC, 29729
Patterson Farm

Learn and grow discovery farm! Children learn where their food comes from as they work. The farm through 15 interactive learning stations. Visit our w ...

10390 Caldwell Road, NC, 28125

Family attractions in Raleigh, NC include Marbles Kids Museum, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Frankie's Fun Park, Pullen Park and much mor ...

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

Kids and adults can enjoy panning for gold, taking guided tours of the restored underground tunnels and stamp mill, looking at gold and mining equipme ...

Area: East
9621 Reed Mine Rd., Midland, NC, 28107
River Bank Zoo

From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every ...

Area: South
500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC, 29210
Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is Albemarle ’s original public park. The park’s swimming pool was built as a Civilian Conservation Corps/Works Progress Administratio ...

Area: North
HWY 52 South, Albemarle,, NC, 28001
Rock Hill Outdoor Center Green

Come play on this BIG open green space -- perfect for passive recreation and free play activities. Why not bring a frisbee, kite or beach ball to tos ...

Free: Yes
Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
1159 Riverwalk Parkway, Rock Hill, SC, 29730
Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain Science Center sits on 62 acres and boasts many activities to keep your family entertained well into the night. With classrooms, labs, ...

Area: South
402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC, 29615
Salem Lake

Salem Lake has been called the hidden diamond in the city of Winston-Salem. Located minutes away from downtown Winston-Salem, Salem Lake offers a 365- ...

Area: North
101 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
SciWorks Science Center

The mission of SciWorks is to promote literacy, life-long learning, and an appreciation of science by providing innovative, educational, and recreatio ...

Area: North
400 W Hanes Mill Rd, Winston-Salem, NC, 27105
Sky Top Apple Orchard

The mountains of western North Carolina are full of "pick-your-own" orchards. We offer more. Visit Sky Top Orchard and you'll enjoy panoramic mountain ...

Area: West
1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd., Zirconia, NC, 28789
Sliding Rock

The most popular natural waterslide in North Carolina is Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest, near Brevard. Slide down a 60-foot smooth rock wa ...

Stone Mountain State Park

The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch on park visitors enjoying nearly every type of outdoor activity – camping, hiking, c ...

3042 Frank Parkway Roaring, Gap, NC, 28668
Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain Resort has eighteen slopes and trails spread over 115 ski acres and a 1,200' vertical drop provide all levels of skiing. Beginners can ...

Area: North
Sugar Mountain Drive off State Highway 184, Banner Elk, NC, 28604
Sunflower fields at Draper Wildlife Management area

The property is located at 1080 Brattonsville Rd, south of State Road 322 and west of Secondary Road 165 or Brattonsville Road, bordering Love Creek t ...

Free: Yes
1080 Brattonsville Road, SC
Tiger World

Tiger World is a different kind of Zoo. We are dedicated to the conservation and education of all threatened and endangered species. Our educational ...

Area: North
4400 Cook Road, Rockwell, NC, 28138
Twelve Unbelievable Hiking Trails in NC

North Carolina is an explorer’s paradise. You can spend weeks on the Appalachian Trail or even just a short weekend along the mountains to sea trail. ...

USS North Carolina Battleship Commission

Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting he ...

Area: East
#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC, 28401
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is a 34.3-mile rail-to-recreation trail, traversing through two counties from Abingdon, Virginia, throu ...

Free: Yes
Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
300 Green Spring Rd,, Abingdon,, VA, 24210
Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe

When you think summer, think Wet‘n Wild. With over 36 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone from mild to wild, from tots to seniors. W ...

Area: North
3910 S Holden Rd,, Greensboro, NC, 27406