Make the Most of the Last Days of Summer Break


The end of summer slump hits around the first week of August every year. School is almost back in session, but not soon enough for some parents. Make the most of your last few weeks with the kiddos. Check out five fun local activities that you might not have done yet this summer. You might even find a new family favorite that you haven’t discovered yet! 


Reed Gold Mine

Pan for gold at the site of the first documented gold find in the US. You can learn about the history of Reed and about how gold was second only to farming in North Carolina before the Gold Rush.


Charlotte Knights

Minor League baseball has never been so much fun. Catch a Charlotte Knights game at BB&T Ballpark in the heart of the Queen City. Enjoy a night under the lights with the cityscape as the backdrop. Hopefully, the team will bring home a win!


Romare Bearden Park 

One of Charlotte's newest parks, Romare Bearden has fantastic location in Uptown Charlotte. It's a great destination or a fun stop as part of a day spent in Uptown. The park features frequent activities including weekly concerts on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.



Visit Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites or take out a stack of children’s books after listening to Storytime. The permanent exhibits feature life in and around Charlotte. You might want to take in a performance by the Children’s Theater of Charlotte, so look for tickets before you head Uptown.


Discovery Place Nature 

Enjoy the indoor and outdoor experience of the Discovery Place Nature Museum. Explore the indoor exhibits and then take the time to play in Fort Wild. When you’re finished at the museum, take the quick walk over the bridge to Freedom Park to continue the fun.


No matter what you do to make the most of the last days of summer, Enjoy the Adventure!