Get Out & Explore: Charlotte, North Carolina Day Trip Guide

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Our Charlotte homes represent the best Taylor Morrison has to offer – but even life in a gorgeous master-planned community can lead to cabin fever.

If you’re itching for a day trip, this is the post for you. Get out of the house and discover the true beauty of North Carolina real estate.


Visit historic Frank Liske Park to marvel at cultural relics from the Stonewall Jackson Training School. Enjoy a host of amenities including watersports, nature trails and mini-golf.

Chapel Cove Meadows

Offering 1,000+ acres of wilderness and dozens of campsites, McDowell Nature Center and Preserve is your destination for hiking, fishing and boating.

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Chapel Cove The Reserve

Close only counts in horseshoes & hand grenades. Toss some shoes at Thomas McAlister Winget Park or try your aim at the 18-hole disc golf course.

Chapel Cove Woodlands

Who doesn’t love hunting for bargains? Fill your shopping bags at the Charlotte Premium Outlets.

Cobblestone Manor

Education and fun for the whole family. Learn about falconry, conservation and wildlife rescue at the Carolina Raptor Center.


Explore the deep blue through the incredible underwater ocean tunnel at SEA LIFE Aquarium. Buy all-day children’s passes online for under 10 bucks!

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Hunton Forest

Gentlemen. Start. Your. Engines. Get your adrenaline pumping by heading to the races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Lake Forest Preserve

Grab your charcoal and softball gear for a day of barbeque and recreation at the lighted sports fields of Weddington Optimist Park.

Pinnacle at Wellington Chase

Cool off from the hot Carolina summer at the thrilling Great Wolf Lodge Water Park. You’ll find over 80,000 feet of indoor water slide action!

The Falls at Weddington

Hike the Four Mile Creek Greenway for a day of exercise, nature and fresh air.

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The Retreat at Rayfield

Dust off your clubs and hit the links at Carolina Lakes Golf Club. There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass and morning dew.


Gather up your crew and compete for the checkered flag at The Pit Indoor Kart Racing.

Waterside at the Catawba

Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, the Fort Mill Golf Club features tree-lined fairways and championship caliber greens. Bring your A-game and leave time for a drink at Divots Snack Bar!

Wellington Chase Kingston Series

More golf? You betcha. Skybrook Golf Club features scenic views and rolling mountain play unlike anywhere else in the Charlotte region. For golf aficionados, this might just be your new favorite course.

Where are your favorite North Carolina day-trip destinations? Share them in the comments section below.

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