Charlotte

Day Trips

This page lists popular kids day trips within 100 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kids Charlotte: Day Trips - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids
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Andrew Jackson State Park

Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has mad ...

Open Season: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily from Nov.1-March 31; 9 a.m.-9 p.m....
196 Andrew Jackson Park RD, Lancaster, SC, 29720
Anne Springs Close Greenway

Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100 acre nature preserve in Fort Mill, South Carolina, was dedicate ...

104 Adventure Rd,, Fort Mill,, SC, 29715
Appalachian Ski Mountain

Ski Wee and Cruiser Camp programs are designed to teach beginning skiers and snowboarders. These are ...

940 Ski Mountain Road, 28605
Aw Shucks Farms

Aw Shucks Farms is open to the public Sept.-Nov. but will open all year for private parties, birthda ...

3718 Plyler Mill Road, 28112
Badin Lake Recreation Area

Badin Lake, in Uwharrie National Forest, is a focal point for campers, hikers, anglers, hunters, boa ...

789 N.C. Hwy 24/27 E., Badin Lake Road, Troy, NC, 27371
Beanstalk Journey at Catawba Meadows, The

Come fly away on the aerial adventure of a lifetime. Imagine being whisked away through a life-size ...

701 Sanford Dr., Morganton, NC, 28655
Beech Mountain

As Eastern America's Highest Town (5,506 ft.), Beech Mountain is abundant in charm, hospitality and ...

403-A Beech Mountain Pkwy., Beech Mountain, NC, 28604
Biltmore Estate

Make memories. Experience another era. Visit the largest privately-owned home in America.

1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC, 28804
Bird Brain Ostrich Ranch Home

Bird Brain Ostrich Ranch is an operational farm. The ostrich are raised for meat production as an a ...

6691 Little Mountain Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC, 28673
Blowing Rock, The

One of North Carolina's oldest attractions, Blowing Rock boasts a massive cliff, 4,000 feet above se ...

432 The Rock Road, Blowing Rock, NC, 28645
Boone's Cave Park

Visit the cave where it is said Daniel Boone lived in 1772, as well as a replica of the two-room log ...

3552 Boone's Cave Road, Lexington, NC, 27295
C.G. Hill Memorial Park

This 73-acre park is an excellent location for small group gatherings. The gazebo/courtyard is nestl ...

5600 Balsom Rd,, Pfafftown, NC, 27040
Restrooms: YES
Carowinds

Prepare to feel the presence that will make your senses come alive with excitement, a presence that ...

300 Carowinds Blvd, Fort Mill, SC, 29708
Carrigans Farm

Located in Mooresville, NC, The Quarry at Carrigan Farms, LLC is a natural, spring fed, body of wate ...

Open Season: Every Season
1261 Oakridge Farm Hwy,, Mooresville,, NC, 28115
Cashiers Sliding Rock

Cashiers Sliding Rock is a great place to bring the kids and even yourself to play in the cold headw ...

Chattooga River, Highlands, NC, 28741
Catawba Science Center

Nonprofit science and technology museum featuring freshwater and saltwater aquarium exhibits and a d ...

243 Third Ave. N.E., Hickory, NC, 28601
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Do the kids love racing? For $5 a person, the "Feel the Thrill Tour" will let them visit areas of th ...

5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord, NC, 28027
Cherokee Bear Zoo and Exotic Animals

Cherokee Bear Zoo welcomes you to the Great Smoky Mountains, home and natural habitat for the Black ...

1204 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC, 28719
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

Our mission is to create a compelling destination for our community to play and learn by experiencin ...

390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Chimney Rock Park

Reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends while taking in the best of the mountai ...

N.C. 64/74A, Chimney Rock, NC, 28720
City of Kannapolis Village Park

Village Park offers a train ride, splash pad, playground, and picnic shelters. Every weekend through ...

700 West C Street, Kannapolis, NC, 28081
Crowders Mountain State Park

Raptors soar gracefully in the wind; vegetation reaches to the sky; sheer vertical cliffs drop 150 f ...

Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain,, NC, 28086
Dan Nicholas State Park

This 425-acre park is located 8 miles southeast of Salisbury. Offers a 10-acre lake for paddle boati ...

6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC, 28146
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Carolinas’ Garden for All Seasons. Spectacular gardens, sparkli ...

6500 South New Hope Rd., Belmont, NC, 28012
Discover You!

Discover YOU!, the area's only interactive health and wellness center, is a great way to LEARN more ...

420 E. Central Ave., Mt Holly, NC, 28120
Dupont State Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest, commonly known as DuPont Forest, is a 10,473-acre (42.38 km2)[1][3 ...

Staton Rd,, Cedar Mountain,, NC, 28718
DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest is the home of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterf ...

1300 Staton Road, Cedar Mountain, NC, 28718
Eno Rock Quarry at Eno State Park

Eno Rock Quarry is located in Eno State Park. The four acre pond is an abandoned stone pit that was ...

Open Season: year-round, from 8 a.m.
5101 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC, 27704
Fields of gold sunflowers in bloom off Brattonsville Road near McConnells

Sprawling fields of sunflowers are in full bloom at the Draper Wildlife Management Area, a seasonal ...

Brattonsville Road in Western York County, York, SC
Flutter Butterfly Farm

We welcome school groups, daycares, camps and other organizations to come and visit the farm. Tours ...

7850-B Clinard Farms Road, High Point, NC, 27265
Fourteen Best Places in North Carolina to Go on an Unforgettable Picnic

As the weather warms up, why would you want to eat inside? It’s time to take your lunch outdoors. He ...

Fripp Island Golf and Beach Resort

Fripp Island, located in the lowcountry of South Carolina, is the perfect place for families to get ...

2119 Sea Island Parkway, Harbor Island, SC, 29920
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

The SkyLift Park has offered Gatlinburg's best views and most memorable experience since 1954, and i ...

Open Season: All Year Thursday to Sunday
765 Parkway,, Gatlinburg,, TN, 37738
Ghost Town Village

Maggie Valley's previously-abandoned Ghost Town Village has been brought back to life! Reopening Jun ...

16 Fie Top Road, Maggie, Valley,, NC,, 28751
Grandfather Mountain

See one of the worlds most environmentally diverse nature preserves. Feel the rush as you cross the ...

2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, 28646
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Enjoy Bluegrass music and Appalachian stories while traveling along the Tennessee and Nantahala Rive ...

225 GH Everett Street, Bryson City, NC, 28713
Great Wolf Lodge

Your Great Wolf Lodge adventure begins in our massive, 84-degree indoor water park and play area. Sp ...

10175 Weddington Road, Concord, NC, 28027
Greensboro Science Center Sciquarium

The Greensboro Science Center is a premier family destination in North Carolina offering three great ...

4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is one of largest Revolutionary War's battle fought in th ...

2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC, 27405
Hawksnest Snow Tubing

Welcome to Hawksnest Tubing Park, the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast! Enjoy our 20 Lane ...

2058 Skyland Drive, Seven Devils, NC, 28604
Hollywild Animal Park

We’ll take you on our Outback Safari Ride through 70+ acres of free roaming animals. It’s great fun ...

2325 Hampton Rd, Inman, SC, 29349
Homeland Creamery

Homeland Creamery, LLC is located in southeast Guilford County, NC. We supply the local area with d ...

6506 Bowman Dairy Rd, Julian,, NC, 27283
Horn in the West Drama

Loved by young and old, the Horn in the West drama is located in the heart of Boone, North Carolina ...

591 Horn in the W Dr, Boone,, NC, 28607
Hunter Farm, The

Open to the public for spring strawberry picking, summer community gardening, summer camp, fall hayr ...

13624 Providence Road, Weddington, NC, 28104
Jellystone Park

YOUR NORTH CAROLINA VACATION AWAITS! Tucked away at the base of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, an ...

182 Jellystone Pkwy, Bostic, NC, 28018
Kernersville Lake

Opened on June 1, 1990, Kernersville Lake Park has a total of 160 acres, 60 acres of which are taken ...

6408 Old Valley School Rd,, Kernersville,, NC, 27284
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: YES
Kersey Valley Attractions

Maize Adventure located in Archdale is the most famous corn maze in NC. We are the perfect way for y ...

1615 Kersey Valley Rd, Archdale, NC, 27763
Lake Norman State Park

This large park with public swimming on the lake is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. during the summer. It has its ...

159 Inland Sea Lane, Statesville, NC 28677, NC, 28677
Lazy 5 Ranch

The Lazy 5 Ranch offers the unique experience of giving you a 3.5 mile tour of over 750 animals from ...

15100 Highway 150, East Mooresville, NC, 28115
Linville Caverns

Located at the southern gateway to western NC's High Country region, Linville Caverns is an ideal de ...

19929 U.S. 221, Marion, NC, 28752