By Rachel Hoeing

Family Day Trips are abundant in the Triad area and beyond! If you live in Burlington, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point, or Winston-Salem, we’ve got a ton of exciting venues for you to visit without ever leaving the Triad itself. In addition, we’ve included many surrounding cities, and great ideas within a two hour drive.

Click on any idea below and the link will lead you to a TMoM blog where we have given you plenty of resources, ideas, and tips. Of course there are many more day trip ideas that we have not yet had a chance to visit and blog about personally, but have them listed with links on our Bucket List here. You can also visit our day trip category here for even more ideas! If you have a day trip idea and would like to guest blog about it, contact


Burlington City Park
Conservators Center
Our Own Burlington – general ideas

Charlotte & Surrounding Cities

Carolina Raptor Center – Huntersville
Charlotte Area – general ideas for day or weekend
Davidson – general ideas
Junior Ride Alongs – Charlotte Motor Speedway
Lake Norman – a day on the boat
MagiQuest @ Great Wolf Lodge – Concord
The Pit – Mooresville
Tiger World – Rockwell


Greensboro Children’s Museum
Greensboro to Raleigh by Train
Our Own Greensboro – general ideas
Triad Outings – “clusters” of ideas for kids and adults of all ages
Wet & Wild Emerald Point

High Point Area

All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm –  High Point
City Lake Park – Jamestown
Our Own High Point – general ideas
Triad Outings – “clusters” of ideas for kids and adults of all ages

Just Outside the Triad

Carrigan Farms & Quarry – Mooresville
Childress Vineyards – Lexington
Dan Nicholas Park – Salisbury
Day Trip Back in Time – Mount Airy
Hanging Rock Beach  – Danbury
Hanging Rock State Park – Danbury
Homeland Creamery – Julian
Lazy 5 Ranch – Mooresville (also included in Salisbury blog here)
NC Transportation Museum – Spencer  (also included in Salisbury blog here)
Patterson Farm – Mt Ulla
Salisbury – downtown  & surrounding
Village Park in Kannapolis
Zootastic Park – Troutman

NC Mountains

Ashe County – general ideas
Asheville area – general ideas
Chimney Rock State Park – Lake Lure area
Hebron Rock Colony – Boone/Blowing Rock
Linville Caverns – Marion
Tweetsie Railroad – Blowing Rock

Raleigh & Surrounding Cities

A Day in Durham – general ideas
Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street
Greensboro to Raleigh by Train
Hill Ridge Farms – Youngsville
Marbles Kids Museum – Raleigh
Museum of Life + Science – Durham
Raleigh – general ideas


Kaleideum (Downtown and North locations)
Our Own Winston-Salem – general ideas
Triad Outings – “clusters” of ideas for kids and adults of all ages
Trolley Wine Tour – adults only, of course!
Winston Cup Museum

Virgina & West Virginia

ACE Adventure Center – Oak Hill, WV
Roanoke, VA – groups of ideas
Roanoke, VA – general ideas

Other Ideas

Apple Farms – Triad and Beyond
Blueberry Picking – Triad and Beyond
Family Bucket List – Triad and Beyond
Gem Mining – NC areas
Geocaching – Anywhere and Everywhere
Go Chasing Waterfalls – Triad and Beyond
Junior Ranger Program – Triad and Beyond
Splash Pads & Watersildes – Triad wide
Strawberry Farms – Triad and Beyond
Zip Lining – Triad and Beyond

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