Davidson Village Inn

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9 Fun Family Activities in Davidson NC

This month marks the time when families squeeze in every ounce of fun before it’s time to head back to school. With long days full of sunshine and warm weather, there is still time to fit in a family trip and enjoy fun family activities in Davidson, NC.

1.     The Lazy 5 Ranch

You are going to see some amazing wildlife up close, with over 750 animals from almost every continent. Admission is cash only.

Young giraffe at the zoo amidst a backdrop of tall green trees

2.     Aloha Safari Zoo

This fun safari zoo is home to over 400 animals. They are also lovingly dedicated to the ongoing care of unwanted or mistreated animals.

Girl ziplining through the lush green trees

3.     Lake Hickory Tree Top Adventures

What better way to spend a few hours than zipping through the treetops? Lake Hickory’s adventure course offers options for almost every age.

Plate of a variety of chocolate candies

4.     Davidson Chocolate Company

This family-owned business makes their own chocolate and confections with only the finest ingredients. Visit and you are sure to find a special treat for the kids, and the big kids too.

5.     U.S. National Whitewater Center

Whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip lines and adventurous ropes course – these are some of the outrageously fun activities at the Center. Seriously, you might not be able to get the kids to leave.

The movie Dirty Dancing playing on the screen of a drive-in movie theater

6.     Drive-In Movies in Old Town Cornelius, NC

Catch the latest summer flicks at one of two pop-up, drive-in locations from the comfort and safety of your own space. See the schedule and purchase tickets ahead time.

View from restaurants on Lake Norman

7.     Lake Norman

If boating is your family’s idea of recreation, then Lake Norman is the place for you. Rentals available for self-propelled and motorized boating.

8.     Miniature Golf

What’s a kid vacation without putt-putt? This fun family-owned establishment is a must see on your summer vacation to-do list. Want more of a challenge? Try out their rock climbing wall!

9.     Go Karts

If you are looking for a Go Kart on steroids experience, this adrenaline-inducing go kart race course is fast and challenging. Big kids only (16+). For the age 6-15 crowd (must be at least 48” tall), the indoor track at Victory Lane Karting is speedy but a safe and a fun way for kids to hit the track.

Space to stretch out and kid-friendly amenities makes our Family Suites at Davidson Village Inn an ideal set-up for your next vacation. These suites feature two queen beds and a living room area. More importantly, for the kids, the suite has an HDTV flat-screen and high speed Wi-Fi. The separate kitchenette with sink, microwave and refrigerator is an added convenience. All this in downtown Davidson, a central location for all the day’s activities.

Guest room at Davidson Village Inn with two beds, table and three chairs, dresser and TV, and large window

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