Day Trips + Family Travel

North Carolina boasts beautiful day trip destinations — from the mountains to the coast. Take a winding drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway to see fall colors at their peak, or head east to Wilmington for a swim in the ocean and memorable meal on Market Street. You’ll also find state and national parks in our Day Trips + Family Travel directory. Explore these listings to find just the right destination for your next free Saturday or Sunday.




Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Parkway South Concord North Carolina

Phone Number: General information, 1-800-455-FANS (3267); tour desk, 704-455-3223

City Lake Park

602 W. Main St. Jamestown North Carolina

Phone Number: Guilford

Clodbuster Farms

5500 Leonard Farm Rd. Kernersville North Carolina

Phone Number: Forsyth

Dan Nicholas Park

6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. Salisbury North Carolina

Phone Number: 866-767-2757

Discovery Place

301 N. Tryon St. Charlotte North Carolina

Phone Number: 704-372-6261

Fort Bragg Museums

See website for museum addresses Fayetteville North Carolina

Phone Number: 910-396-0011

Gem Mountain

Highway 226 Concord North Carolina

Phone Number: 888-817-5829

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