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5 Fun Things to Do in Charlotte for the Whole Family

Seeking fun for the whole family? Look no further! Charlotte has exactly what you are looking for! There are plenty of fun things to do in Charlotte, NC that kids and adults will love, so start planning your trip! Even better, Charlotte is a quick 25-minute drive from the Davidson Village Inn, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds: a day of fun and excitement in the city, as well as a true get-away-from-it-all experience.


Labeled as the “Thrill Capital of the Southeast,” and offering daily ticket prices below $50, Carowinds is the amusement park your family has been waiting for. They offer everything from thrill rides to live entertainment and even their interactive Dinosaurs Alive exhibit, Carowinds will leave your family will be begging for more. Each October, Carowinds makes its annual transition into Scarowinds to get into the Halloween spirit. With the addition of scare zones, shows, mazes, and rides, Scarowinds is the place to have a fun and spooky Halloween in Charlotte, NC.

Ray’s Splash Planet

While the summer months have faded away, the summer fun does not have to! Ray’s Splash Planet is an indoor water park that offers summer fun year-round! Ray’s is one of the largest indoor waterparks in both North and South Carolina. With over 29,000 square feet of pure fun, you won’t find an experience like this for miles. Some of the attractions include the Blue Comet, which is a three-story figure-eight slide and the Orbitor, a lazy river that circles the Blue Comet! Just because the days are becoming colder, the water is still fine so jump on in!

The Speedpark at Concord Mills

The Speedpark at Concord Mills is the definition of fun. They offer go-karts, mini golf, a fun slide, and more! Whether you want to stop by for a quaint game of mini golf, or spend the day utilizing the whole park, you will find yourself amused all day long. Including four different go-kart tracks as well as all of the other attractions, The Speedpark at Concord Mills is fun for the whole family!

Lazy 5 Ranch

Located near Charlotte, this privately owned and operated ranch features animals that you can’t find anywhere else. They feature a selection of ratites, or large flightless birds, including the second fastest animal in the world, the ostrich. They also feature a variety of animals from giraffes to llamas. Starting October 3rd, Lazy 5 Ranch will begin their 2015 Fall Festival, which includes activities such as pumpkin slingshot and marshmallow roasting. The festival will last until November 1st so make sure to plan accordingly!

Carolina Raptor Center

The Carolina Raptor Center focuses on the conservation of birds of prey. They achieve this through education, research, and caring for injured or orphaned raptors. The raptor center is a great place to bring the whole family to learn more about a specific type of bird that is so important to our environment. They home over 100 birds and offer a special program to show guests exactly what it is like caring for that amount of birds daily. This is a great place to go if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure with your family!

With all these great things to do so close to the Davidson Village Inn, why not complete your trip by booking a room with us. After a day of fun in Charlotte, Davidson Village Inn will provide you the perfect place to relax and rest up for another enjoyable day ahead of you. If you would like additional suggestions about things to do and see in our area, check out our vacation guide.

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