Spring Break Road Trip to Cabarrus County, NC

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Looking for spring break inspiration that will get your family fired up for a road trip? Cabarrus County is the perfect place to connect, learn and let loose!

March 15, 2019

Get your motor running for a road trip! In Cabarrus County, motorsports pairs with history, thrilling events, affordable accommodations, local shopping and dining and more for an extraordinary getaway.

Spring Break Itinerary Ideas

Adrenaline & Zen

Take relaxing to the limit by surrounding yourself in serenity after a thrilling spike of adrenaline! Known as “Where Racing Lives,” Cabarrus County offers plenty of heart-pounding adventures to pair with experiences that will help you unwind.

Go for the ride of your lives in a real NASCAR race car and try indoor skydiving at iFLY. Even little ones can get in on the fun with NASCAR Racing Experience’s Junior Ride Along. Follow that with a massage or facial at Spa Botanica for spring break bliss.

To really get your fix of fun, catch the fastest accelerating machines on the planet during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway where every ticket is a pit pass. After the races, chill out during a leisurely paddle down the Rocky River or a relaxing, educational stroll through SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Harmony & History

History buffs and music lovers alike will find gold when exploring Cabarrus County. From motorsports heritage to our state’s most accomplished musicians, learn about the area at a harmonic combination of places to explore our past and make plenty of new memories along the way.

Go underground at Reed Gold Mine, site of America’s first discovery of gold. Explore the grounds where a 12-year-old boy came across a gold nugget weighing in at a whopping 17 pounds, make your way through restored underground tunnels and pan for gold. You can even keep what you find!

Cabarrus County includes the hometown of NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt. A nine-foot, 900-pound statue of Dale stands in Downtown Kannapolis at Dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza where you can explore the racer’s life and legacy.

Music is also part of the rich history in Cabarrus County. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame offers a collection of artifacts that tell the story of our state’s musical heritage including Cabarrus County’s own Seth and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers. Here, you’ll also discover how racing and music intersect– the Hall of Fame sits alongside the Curb Motorsports Museum.

Arts & Eats

Walkable and scenic, Historic Downtown Concord is full of locally-owned spots to eat, drink and be inspired by a talented roster of local makers and artists. No matter how you choose to explore, a springtime stroll down Union Street is not to be missed.

Browse rotating exhibitions inside The Galleries on the ground-level of the Cabarrus Arts Council or catch a live performance upstairs at the Davis Theatre. Tap into your inner artist and get creative by making your own jewelry creation at The Bead Lady.

Hungry for a culinary adventure? Downtown Concord has the largest concentration of independent restaurants in Cabarrus County. Savor authentic Italian, classic Cuban dishes, food trucks at local breweries, southern favorites, regional flavors and more. Then, sugary shops are sure to lure you in for dessert.

Find Your Getaway

Looking for the perfect home away from home during your spring break getaway? Browse these Places to Stay in Cabarrus County, NC.

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