Planning a family vacation is a thrilling time filled with great memories to come. This can be a stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out our excellent planning tips as well as suggestions for things to do around Lake Norman when you visit!
Tips for Planning a Family Vacation
- Research the destination
While deciding what to do when you visit Davidson, NC, make sure you include your children. Be comfortable and knowledgeable about the area so you can spend more time having fun. Also, make a list of all the places you want to visit. For great suggestions check out our free Vacation Guide with all of the best eateries, activities, and accommodations Davidson has to offer!
- Stay somewhere that offers free breakfast
Free breakfast where you are staying can be a huge time and money saver. Breakfast at Davidson Village Inn each morning includes fair trade Counter Culture coffees, locally made baked goods, fresh fruits, cereals, yogurts, cheese, eggs, and juices.
- Plan a picnic lunch
Planning a picnic lunch is not only convenient, but it is also fun! Save money, spend quality family time and head down to Lake Norman to have a picnic on the lake.
- Souvenir strategy
To minimize impulse buys, set up a souvenir strategy. Tell your little ones that they get a specific amount of money to spend on souvenirs the whole trip. That way they’re being selective of what they buy and learning how to budget their own money.
- Plan how you’re going to travel
Whether you want to rent a car or partake in some local travel, make sure to plan this out. Davidson Village Inn offers a pedicab that will take you around town in short trips. There is also a bike rental store next door if you want to join others on a fun, local commute to your daily activities.
What to Do at Lake Norman
Created in 1963 by Duke Energy, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas stretching 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. There are a lot of recreational activities available for visitors at Lake Norman depending on their preferences. Head on over to Lake Norman State Park for a day filled with fun activities. Located just 30 miles north of downtown Davidson in the town of Troutman, this recreation area is a great place for a myriad of outdoor activities from swimming and boating, to biking and tennis.
For the best family vacation, book a stay at Davidson Village Inn. While planning your vacation make sure to check out our family suites to fit your whole family comfortably. We provide an inviting southern environment for couples, families, and tourists. Besides our attentive staff and outstanding hospitality, our central location will put you in the middle of everything. We are right across the street from Davidson College, right in the center of the village’s two-square-block commercial heart, and only 1 mile away from the shore of Lake Norman. You’ll be sure to have an authentic Southern experience!