With summer approaching and schedules filling up, finding fun day trips to do with the family is such a special way to make memories and soak up some sun, while not breaking your bank or your PTO. Forsyth County is in such a great location because on all sides, there are fun day trips to be had! This is going to be your destination station to find out all the places you can plan on visiting together this summer!
29 minutes – Greensboro, NC
There are so many things to do just down the road in Greensboro! There is the Greensboro History Museum, Science Center, Children’s Museum, Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, The Elsewhere Collaborative, water park, art museum, Gateway Gardens, and much more!
30 minutes – Summerfield, NC
This is the home of Summerfield Farms, where there are so many things to experience. They also have a children’s fishing derby, music in the park event, and many other events in the community.
39 minutes away – Asheboro, NC
Asheboro is the home to the North Carolina Zoo. This is a great place to invest in a season pass and visit all sections throughout the summer. While in Asheboro, you can also check out their motorcycle museum and Randleman Lake! If you feel like taking a swing through the trees, you can go ziplining at Richland Creek Zipline Canopy Tour.
40 minutes – Danbury, NC
If you are wanting to find the perfect place to see and hike, you will find it at Hanging Rock. This park is full of fun trails and breathtaking sites. Another place to explore here is Tory’s Falls or the Dan River Company.
56 minutes – Mooresville, NC
Here in Mooresville, you can find a very unusual animal experience for the whole family at The Lazy 5 Ranch, where you are able to drive right through the safari park, feed the animals, and even pet some as they come to your window.
1 hour – Charlotte, NC
Whether you are looking to spend time outdoors or in the city, CLT is a hotspot just an hour away. Lake Norman is a great option in the area to spend time in the outdoors. Optimist Hall is a place you don’t want to miss. With tons of food stations and shops, you will walk away full and happy.
1.5 hours – Raleigh, NC
My personal favorite part of this city is the Morgan Street Food Hall. There are so many options of yummy local and cultural foods to try. Marbles Kids Museum and The Raleigh Market are fun places to spend family time. Walk around Juniper Level Botanic Garden where you can find over 27,000 plants! If you are a golfer, visit Raleigh’s Drive Shack!
1.5 hours – Boone, NC
Of course, we all love the skiing sites that Boone has to offer. Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park is a great place to explore. Zip through the trees at High Gravity Adventures Park or take the kids to the Children’s Playhouse. You can also learn about, and come to love, the sights of Daniel Boone Native Gardens.
2.5 hours – Greenville, SC
A little farther away is Greenville! This city has an unforgettable downtown area with lots of food and coffee shops, as well as the beautiful landscaping of a park perfect for a picnic. If you’d like to get away from the city, check out Pretty Place. It is a destination that will leave you speechless as you watch the sunrise on the mountain.
Don’t let a day go to waste this summer, plan some day trips on your calendar!