Although the days with little kids often seem long, they fly by. Make sure you take the time and savor the moments together this summer. North Carolina is the perfect place to spend with your family for the summer! The best part is that no matter if you’re looking to hike in the mountains, kayak on the coast or simply see fireworks at the Greensboro Grasshoppers game, there’s an adventure waiting for you here! Come spend your summer in the North Carolina Piedmont triad, you won’t regret it!
Here is a list of the Top 5 best ways to spend your summer in the Triad:
Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe Waterpark is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is the 12th largest water park in the United States using over 3 million US gallons of water. Come float down the lazy river or if you are looking for more of an adventure enjoy their raging rapids. You can swim in the wave pool, slide down Double Barrel Blast or if you think you can handle it, Daredevil Drop!
Once you’re done with the water park, enjoy all the attractions of their amusement park, then cool off at the picnic areas and enjoy some lunch. This is definitely the place to be on a hot summer day.
Take your family out to a ball game! Come join the Greensboro Grasshoppers for weekly games and Friday Night Fireworks! The stadium offers a variety of food, beer, and even has a playground! If you want a little extra, stay after the game and run the bases with the Hopper All-Stars, this is a great experiences for the whole family!
Greensboro Science Center
Greensboro Science Center brings wonder to kids and adults alike! It is mix of sciquarium, a zoo and museums of natural exhibits. The sciquarium has fish, otters, penguins, and a very large and shy octopus!
There is a mini zoo located in the outdoor part of the Science Center which offers a petting animal area with sheep, lamb, llamas, and many more! The other outdoor exhibits is wild animals like tigers! The Greensboro Science Center also features a tree-top adventure park and the SKYWILD attraction. The indoor museum provides a display on prehistoric fossils, snakes, and other reptiles. Children of all ages will love it here.
Experience early American history in the unique Moravian settlement of Salem. Original structures, gardens, tours, artifacts, hands-on workshops, fun family events and shopping. Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It features a living history museum that interprets the restored Moravian community with timeless fashion and exceptional restaurants. This town not only offers a historical aspect and understanding of how the Moravians lived, Salem also offers live local music every Thursday Night and annual summer camps for all ages!
The North Carolina Zoo is different from most Zoo’s you and your family may have visited before. It is set in a rural area in forested hills of North Carolina and spans over 2000 acres with 550 currently developed. This is wonderful for the animals as the enclosures are quite large which help the animals live a healthier and happier life. One benefit of the large enclosures is the number of animals the NC Zoo is able to house and you get to see animals of all different ages! The NC Zoo has zebras, giraffes and ostriches all in the same enclosure which is pretty neat and one-of-a-kind! While you are there you can also experience the other attractions such as; Air Hike Ropes Course, 4-D Theater, and Zoofari.