Show Your Kids Unforgettable Summer Fun in North Carolina

Summer is the season kids most look forward to, excited for the long days of video gaming and snapping selfies. But summertime should be about so much more – and it is when you visit North Carolina. This is your chance to show your kids (or grandkids, nieces or nephews) how memorable the experience can be. Let the summer fun begin.

Pool Party in Nature

Pool Party in Nature

Take a refreshing dip in one of our swimming holes, often located in forests and sometimes off the beaten path. Turtleback Falls, inside Gorges State Park, is a natural wonder.

 

Exercise caution and obey all rules and warnings posted near waterfalls and swimming holes.

 

 

When Water Parks Are Your Jam

photo: H2OBX Waterpark

When Water Parks Are Your Jam

Take your desire for water adventures to our bustling cities, where you'll find Carolina Harbor at Carowinds in Charlotte, Jungle Rapids in Wilmington, Wet‘n Wild in Greensboro, H2OBX on the Outer Banks and several more.

 

Get Your Kids Outdoors

Get Your Kids Outdoors

You'll find plenty of great (and inexpensive) outdoor things to do at any one of our many state parks, national parks and national forests. Kids – and adults – will love tubing at Badin Lake in Uwharrie National Forest.

 

Animal Safaris Are Closer Than You Think

Animal Safaris Are Closer Than You Think

Whether at one of the four North Carolina Aquariums on the coast, the nation's largest natural habitat zoo in Asheboro or Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, you'll learn about and observe fascinating creatures that share the state with us.

 

Imagine the Excitement

Imagine the Excitement

With a visit to one of our many children’s museums and science centers across the state, you can help foster the curiosity and imagination in your youngest traveling companions.

 

21 Before They're 21

21 Before They're 21

When planning a trip for the whole family, you might have to factor in kids ranging from elementary to college age. This list of 21 family-fun attractions has you covered.

 

From Blackbeard to Night Ghosts

From Blackbeard to Night Ghosts

Up and down our coastal towns and beaches, you’ll find places where pirates walked, sailed, lived and died – and guided tours keeping their stories alive.

 

Fun at the Beech (Mountain)

photo: Beech Mountain TDA

Fun at the Beech (Mountain)

The town of Beech Mountain may be best known as a winter destination, but there's plenty of summertime fun to be had here as well. The activities kick into high gear with Family Fun Month in June. There's also the Mile High Fourth festival in July and Mile High Kite Festival during Labor Day weekend.

 

 

Updated November 1, 2018
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