There are sooooo many things to do in the area that you can vacation right at home when you live here! Many people say they feel like they are on vacation all of the time because of all of the things to do. Whether you are looking for lake activities: boating, paddle boarding, jet skiing, wake boarding, fishing, swimming or on shore activities like golfing, wine tasting, hiking, spas, zip lining, amusement parks or racing or even skiing there are so many ways to enjoy yourself in this wonderful area. No wonder its home to places like the National Whitewater Rafting Center, Discovery Place, NASCAR motorsports, Carolina Raptor Center, Lazy 5 Ranch, Davidson College, Carowinds Amusement and Water Park, and Renaissance Festival as so many other wonderful places and events on a weekly basis to participate in.
If you like the mountains, they are just over an hour away with cultural towns to explore or hiking trails or fishing. Skiing is wonderful in the winter time. There are many cabins and resorts for rent. Seeing the mountains are only a hour and a half from Charlotte, many people make their second homes in the mountains so they can enjoy the best of both worlds.