As we March out of this month, April showers are bound to bring May flowers. So don’t let bad weather rain on your parade. There is still plenty of things to do around the Lake Norman area when the sun is taking a break. We provided 4 places to try that will be sure to keep you dry. Fun for the whole family to enjoy!
Find a book to snuggle up with at Main Street Books
We welcome the rain to be a compliment for this activity. There’s nothing better than relaxing in bed reading your favorite book with the rain gently falling outside your window. Out of books to read? Main Street Books offers the best selection of books for all ages and interests. This charming and cozy shop even offers a sitting area if you can’t wait to dive into your next book.
Break out of an escape room
The best way to escape a rainy day, you ask? Do an escape room. This adventure game requires you to solve puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to unlock your way to freedom. Escape 109 features two local themes to Davidson: ‘Rivalry Week’ and ‘What Lies Beneath’. It’s located in the heart of Davidson just steps away from Main Street Books and the famous Kindred Restaurant.
Have fun at Frankie’s of Charlotte
Lake Norman’s largest amusement park features more than 100 different arcade games along with bowling, laser tag, virtual reality games, and an indoor drop zone. It’s the largest Frankie’s in the Carolinas and if you’ve ever seen an outdoor aerial shot, you’ll know exactly why! Adults 21+ can grab mixed drinks or beer from the bar or if you’re feeling a bit hungry, you can grab a bite to eat from their full-service cafe. Bowling lanes have huge screen projectors at the end of each lane playing music videos. Their indoor bumper carts are glow in the dark and fun for people of all ages. You’ll want to keep this spot in mind as you plan birthday parties or family reunions in the future. If you’re looking for another fun place to take your younger children, Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville is the perfect spot. It is learning-based with interactive activities. There are even live shows to really grab their attention and keep them learning.
Spare Time Entertainment is another great spot to have some fun! In addition to bowling, they have arcade games, laser tag, and four escape rooms. If you get a little hungry, then you can enjoy their full-service restaurant and bar.
Satisfy your sweet tooth
On a dull rainy day, rich delicious (insert favorite sweet here) is a must. Whether you love chocolate, cupcakes, pies, or bundt cakes or anything in between you’ll find it here. Davidson Chocolate Company has a passion for creating high-quality fresh chocolate truffles and confections using unique flavor combinations and modern techniques. Bakery 28 in Cornelius offers a variety of mouthwatering cakes to choose from. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate to pair with and enjoy at one of their tables. Birkdale Village’s newest dessert pleaser, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop is a must-try. You won’t feel too guilty eating an entire pie because they come in as little as 4 inch sizes. Nothing Bundt Cakes in Huntersville offers fun-sized cakes in many delicious flavors.