Friends and family visiting Charlotte, Concord or Harrisburg and local vicinities this spring or summer, or fall? Looking for something wonderful to do together?

Travel and changes in routines can be hard on the body or create sleep disturbed nights.  How about a one hour relaxing or rejuvenating therapeutic massage, or a deep tissue massage for those painful knots! We have a lovely couples room, with two tables and two therapists working simultaneously. We have had friends schedule that experience, sisters, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives.  You can also schedule same time appointments in separate rooms.  Just give us a call! 704-784-7333

Other things to do in the greater Charlotte area that might be fun! Some are quite local and others within an hour drive, except for the Biltmore.

Outdoor activities:

Rocky River Golf Club :http://www.rockyrivergolf.com/tee-times.html

Paradise Valley 3 par golf: http://www.charlottepublicgolf.com/paradise-valley.php

Animal Ranch: http://www.lazy5ranch.com/: A fun day with children, drive through or wagon ride animal experience, with all sorts of animals.

Reedy Creek Park:

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Parks/

: Fun and easy hiking trails, shaded, picnic shelters, ball fields and a wonderful little nature center.

Frank Liske Park: This park is only about mile from our office location! http://www.co.cabarrus.nc.us/parks/  It has wonderful easy walking trails, a pond, ball and soccer fields and all sorts of events, themed walks: http://cabarruscounty.us/eventscalendar/eventsviewer.aspx?Department=Parks+and+Recreation

Reed Gold Mine: pan for gold and interesting history: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/reed/reed.htm

Cotton Patch Gold Mine: panning and sluicing: http://www.cottonpatchgoldmine.com/

 

Concord Mills Mall and Bruton Smith Blvd

Many people go to the mall, just to go to the big Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World: http://www.simon.com/mall/TenantDetail.aspx?id=1239&tid=58465.  That link is a directory to other stores also. There is also a nice AMC theatre at the other end of the mall: http://www.amctheatres.com/ConcordMills/ and in the middle, there is a NASCAR Speedpark with a fun miniature golf course, go-karts and other activities: http://www.nascarspeedpark.com/nc.aspx

 

Bruton Smith Blvd is a very busy road on the weekends and during holidays and racing events, prepare for extra time sitting in traffic and at stop lights. However, you will find Concord Mills Mall there, a very large Walmart and Lowes store, craft stores, numerous restaurants from your various burger joints and delis, Carrabbas, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays, On The Border, Ruby Tuesday. Starbucks and Panera Bread for coffee.

Various hotels are also located along this road: Great Wolf Lodge, Embassy Suites, Springhill Suites, Comfort Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard and Residence in by Marriot.

 

The local town pages with seasonal events, 4th of July celebrations and so forth:

http://www.harrisburgnc.org/

http://www.ci.concord.nc.us/Visitor/tabid/54/Default.aspx

 

Tours and Experiences:

Charlotte Motor Speedway for a tour or driving experience: http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/  

And for all race fans, the Hall of Fame: http://www.nascarhall.com/  

Charlotte Museum of History: http://www.charlottemuseum.org/ : For anyone who has interest in history, this is a little gem. 

Historic Latta Plantation: http://www.lattaplantation.org/:  They always have special events, various war re-enactments and experiences. Website says special events may cost extra but regular admission is $7 for adults, children under 5 are free.

Biltmore tour, in Asheville area: http://www.biltmore.com/. People who have taken that tour rave about it. AAA offers some discount tickets.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: http://www.dsbg.org/

 

Winerys:

Rocky River Vineyards: http://www.rockyrivervineyards.com/. This vineyard has many fun and special events featuring various bands and genres of  music, dancing, vendors during festivals, antique auto displays. Event calendar:  http://www.rockyrivervineyards.com/calendar.html

Dennis Vineyards: http://www.dennisvineyards.com/Comeandvisit.htm.  They also have various special events: http://www.dennisvineyards.com/Newsandevents.htm

Childress Vineyards: http://www.childressvineyards.com/home.asp: People have commented positively about enjoying a meal in the bistro. Event calendar: http://www.childressvineyards.com/news/events.asp

 

Museums:

Levine Museum of the New South: http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org/  

Mint Museum of Art: http://www.mintmuseum.org/  

Discovery Place: http://www.discoveryplace.org/  

 

Performing Arts in Charlotte: http://www.blumenthalarts.org/

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: http://www.charlottesymphony.org/