Category Archives: family activities

Easy and Fun Staycation Ideas

So you desperately need a vacation this summer, but you don’t want to spend the money? Here are some ideas for a wonderful staycation!

1) Turn off your cell phone… Nothing says “out of town” like disconnecting from your network. Even if it’s just for a day, take a break from your cell phone, email, even the news!

2) Bring a destination to the dinner table… Stop by one of these neat Charlotte restaurants to bring the smells and tastes of vacation right to your kitchen: Island Paradise Jamaican Restaurant, Havana Carolina Cafe, Thai Taste, Zeitouni Grill, or Ru San’s.

3) Get your house cleaned… Vacation is appealing because it’s all play and no work. Find a local service to do a one-day deep clean, and you’ll feel like you are in the lap of luxury.

4) Have dinner delivered a couple nights in a row… Running home from work to cook for the family can become quite a chore. Pretend you are on vacation and let someone else do all the work for you.

5) Organize a babysitting trade-off with a few other families… Each night the kids will go to a different home for fun and games. This leaves you with several nights free for some quality alone (and quiet) time and only one night on duty!

6) Get your vacation soundtrack going… Sometimes all you need is good music to feel like you’ve run off to paradise!

7) Read a book… A very popular vacation activity, and the best way to escape at home! If you needs a few suggestions, check out Goodreads.

8) Go outside… Summer is a time to take a dip in the neighborhood pool, stroll around the park with your dog, or just sit on the back deck sipping wine with friends. Vitamin D can really work wonders on your body, mind, and soul.

9) Enjoy local festivals… Charlotte is big enough that there is always something fun to do, especially in the summer. From the Taste of Charlotte to Movies in the Park there is something for everyone. See a list from the Charlotte Observer.

10) Have an at home spa day… Turn your home into a relaxing resort spa: light some candles, soak in the tub, give yourself a foot rub, hire a massage therapist for a house call, gift yourself with a new robe, or splurge on high thread count sheets.



Exit Strategy, Charlotte!

So the newest craze across the country are “escape room” games, and we have a place in Charlotte where you can play! You and a few of your closest pals are locked in a room for 60 minutes while you attempt to solve a mystery using clues around the room. It is supposed to be entertaining AND challenging- which is always a fun combo!

You can even choose from one of six (very cool) rooms:

  • Queen City Heist
  • Cabin In The Woods
  • Murder Mystery
  • The Final Sacrifice
  • Lost In Space
  • Quest of Honor

For more info, check out their website!



LEGO® KidsFest Coming to Charlotte!

I don’t know about you, but I loved the LEGO® movie! It was fun for the whole family and now LEGO® KidsFest is coming to North Carolina! They will make a stop at the Charlotte Convention Center from February 19-21, 2016. The show brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO® building and experiences together in this three-acre activity and entertainment-packed family event!!!! If you have little builders in your family (no matter the skill level), this is absolutely the PERFECT event for you. Check it out, and grab your tickets while you still can 🙂

Ticket Price: $19-22 per person


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Charlotte Restaurant Week!

Charlotte Restaurant Week is COMING UP FAST! From January 22-31st, over 100 of the city’s finest restaurants will be participating; which means you can enjoy an amazing three course meal for only $30-35 per person… Check to see which restaurants are participating and make your reservations soon! Restaurants fill up fast 🙂

Participating Restaurants


Super Saturday- January 9th!

Super Saturday – January 9th- at ImaginOn!!!! This month Charlotte Mecklenburg Library + Childrens Theatre of Charlotte team up to celebrate the connections we build through STORYTELLING! You’ll get to attend creative drama classes, experience stories from many cultures, hear readings by Young Playwrights for Change, and even share your own stories!

300 East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28202, (704) 416-4600

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Charlotte Area Pumpkin Patches

You can’t get into the Halloween spirit until you have some PUMPKINS on the front porch! I have such great memories from going to pumpkin patches as a kid, and bringing my own children to pick out the perfect pumpkin. More often than not, you can also find corn mazes, hayrides, and even games at the best pumpkin patches. Here is a list of pumpkin patches in and around the Charlotte area!

Hundreds of Autumn Pumpkins spread out across green grass ready for sale
Hundreds of Autumn Pumpkins spread out across green grass ready for sale


Morrison at SouthPark is holding its annual Halloween celebration on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. This FREE event includes pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, face-painting, a caricaturist, a magician, and a balloon artist!!! Also, kids eat free at Earth Faire (up to 6 kids with one adult meal purchase) from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come join the fun!

Morrison- 721 Governor Morrison Street, at the intersection of Sharon and Colony Roads.