By TMoM Team Member Suzy Fielders

The type of blog that our readers ask for most are Day Trip blogs! 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. You can also visit our hiking directory here, our watering holes directory here, our parks/playgrounds directory here, and our day trip category here for even more ideas! If you have a day trip idea and would like to guest blog about it, email


Alamance County – Graham, Bton, Saxapahaw and Mebane
Burlington City Park
Conservators Center

Charlotte & Surrounding Cities

Carolina Raptor Center – Huntersville
Carolina Renaissance Festival – Huntersville
Charlotte Area
 – general ideas for day or weekend
Concord – spending the day in the Concord area
 – general ideas
Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
Great Wolf Lodge – Concord
Lake Norman – a day on the boat
Lake Norman State Park – time with your teen
Lazy 5 Ranch – Mooresville
The Pit – Mooresville
Tiger World – Rockwell

Greensboro Area

Bur Mil Park
Day Trip to Greensboro – general ideas
Greensboro Children’s Museum
Greensboro to Raleigh by Train
Guilford County – Family, Food and Fun
International Civil Rights Museum
McLeansville – farms and family fun
Street Art – find fun murals all over Greensboro
Triad Outings – “clusters” of ideas for kids and adults of all ages
Watering Holes – creeks, rivers, and ponds
Wet & Wild Emerald Point

High Point & Kernersville Areas

All-a-Flutter Butterfly FarmHigh Point
City Lake Park – Jamestown
Kernersville – general ideas
Kersey Valley – Archdale (axe throwing, escape rooms and other adventures!)
Our Own High Point – general ideas
Triad Outings – “clusters” of ideas for kids and adults of all ages
Watering Holes – creeks, rivers, and ponds

Just Outside the Triad

Boone’s Cave Park – Lexington
Bullhole Riverpark – Woodleaf
Carrigan Farms & Quarry – Mooresville
Childress Vineyards – Lexington
Dan Nicholas Park – Salisbury
Davie County – Summer Fun Across the River
Day Trip Back in Time – Mount Airy
Farmington Nature Park – Farmington
Hanging Rock State Park – Danbury
Huckleberry Mountain Farm – Pinnacle
Homeland Creamery – Julian
JoLo Winery & Vineyard – Adults only day trip idea
 – Uptown areas and parks
Mocksville – Historic downtown area and park
NC Transportation Museum – Spencer  (also included in Salisbury blog here)
NC Zoo – Asheboro
Nostalgic Ways to Tour Mount Airy
Patterson Farm – Mt Ulla
Pilot Mountain
Pirate’s Landing
 – Elkin
Purple Alpaca Farm – Boonville
Recreation Acres – King NC
Salisbury – downtown  & surrounding
Shacktown Falls (Shore-Styers Mill Waterfall) – Yadkinville
Village Park in Kannapolis
Watering Holes – creeks, rivers, and ponds
Zootastic Park – Troutman

NC Mountains

Ashe County – general ideas
Blue Ridge Parkway 
 – general day trip ideas
Chimney Rock State Park – Lake Lure area
Emerald Hollow Mine – Hiddenite
Hebron Rock Colony – Boone/Blowing Rock
Land of Oz – Beech Mountain
Mountain Day Trip Idea – Sparta
Stone Mountain State Park  – Roaring Gap
Tweetsie Railroad – Blowing Rock
Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster – Blowing Rock

Raleigh, Chapel Hill, & Surrounding Cities

A Day in Durham – general ideas
Chapel Hill – general ideas
Greensboro to Raleigh by Train
Hill Ridge Farms – Youngsville
Museum of Life + Science – Durham
Raleigh – general ideas

Winston-Salem Area

All Things Winston-Salem
Kaleideum (Downtown and North locations)
Our Own Winston-Salem – general ideas
Recreation Acres – All-inclusive playground in King
Triad Outings – “clusters” of ideas for kids and adults of all ages
Trolley Wine Tour – adults only, of course!
Watering Holes – creeks, rivers, and ponds
Winston Cup Museum


Fairy Stone State Park – Stuart, VA
VA Creeper Trail – biking for families
Roanoke, VA – groups of ideas
Roanoke, VA – general ideas

Other Ideas

Apple Farms – Triad and Beyond
Blueberry Picking – Triad and Beyond
Family Summer Bucket List – Triad and Beyond (stay tuned for a 2022 version!)
Geocaching – Anywhere and Everywhere
Go Chasing Waterfalls – Triad and Beyond
Local Wineries – Triad and Beyond
Splash Pads & Watersildes – Triad wide
Strawberry Farms – Triad and Beyond
Zip Lining – Triad and Beyond

See more of our TMoM Directories here!

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