Don’t let the summer heat keep you from enjoying the Queen City! Grab the kids and head out to one of these cool spots.
1. Ice Cream & splash pads
Head to Birkdale or Blakeney shopping centers, grab some ice cream then head to their splash pad to really cool off.
2. $1 movies
Escape to the indoors and go to a $1 movie at 10 am on Tuesday's or Wednesday's at Regal. See movies listings here.
3. Boomerang Bay
Carowind's Boomerang Bay will keep you cool with 2 of their wave pools, lazy river, toddler splash area, tube water slides, and more. Check out their website for details.
4. Day trip to Dan Nichols Park
Take a short trip to Dan Nichols Park in Rowan County (less than 1 hour from Uptown Charlotte) and enjoy one of their splash pads, gem mining, paddle boating, mini golf and tons more. For more information, see their website.
5. Gem Mining & sluicing
Head to Hiddenite Emerald Hollow Mine and enjoy gem mining in their creek or sluicing.
6. Take a break at one of Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation spraygrounds!
Sprayground Hours are 10am-8pm. For details, visit their website.