Family Activities

To help your family make the most of their time in Charlotte, NC while you’re attending the conference, we have arranged the following activities.

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Monday, July 20 - Concord Mills Mall

Concord Mills is the #1 shopping entertainment destination of the Carolinas and North Carolina's #1 visitor attraction. Concord Mills features over 200 stores including manufacturer and retail outlets, off-price retailers, and unique specialty stores. A festive food court, a NASCAR themed fun park, a 24-screen AMC theatre and North Carolina’s only Bass Pro Shops are also part of the shopping adventure. The center is further enhanced by an oval racetrack layout and dynamic architecture reflective of the Carolinas. Each of our guests will receive a welcome package with directories and coupon booklets.

Dave & Buster's is a place to eat great food and play lots of fun games. Once you've               
been to Dave & Buster's, the fun stays with you. Each person will receive a coupon
for $10 in free game play with the purchase of $10 in game play.
NASCAR SpeedPark - Family Fun – NASCAR style. Home of full-throttle fun for everyone! Featuring tracks for all ages, state-of- the-art arcade with interactive games, the hottest driver merchandise, kiddie rides, mini golf, bumper boats, a snack bar and much, much more!
There is no cost to take this trip. There are many choices for food and entertainment while there, which will be the responsibility of each individual.
Free transportation provided to and from Concord Mills
Bus Schedule:   Leave Embassy Suites at 10:00 AM
Leave Concord Mills at 2:30 PM

Tuesday, July 21 - Carowinds Theme Park

 Carowinds is 112 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family with the most hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage shows, and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy.

$40 - Adults
$34 - Child (under 48” tall) and Seniors (62 and over)
Price includes: Transportation to and from the park, Park Admission and Picnic Lunch
Bus Schedule:   Leave Embassy Suites at 9:00 AM
Leave Carowinds at 3:00 PM

Wednesday, July 22 - Discovery Place

Discovery Place is one of the top hands-on science museums in the nation. In addition to all the fantastic exhibits they’re known for, beginning in July, Discovery Place will be featuring: SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure. To compliment this experience, a film titled “Under the Sea” will be featured in the IMAX® Dome Theatre, where the audience is close enough to feel as if they are a part of the action.
$14 - Adults
$11 - Children
Price includes: Transportation, Admission for Discover Place and the IMAX Theatre
There is a café on site where lunch and/or snacks can be purchased
Bus Schedule:   Leave Embassy Suites at 10:00 AM
Leave Discovery Place at 3:15 PM

Thursday July 23 – Latta Plantation Nature Preserve Picnic

The Preserve offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. There are 16 miles of trails, historic Latta Plantation which is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, as well as the Carolina Raptor Center, and Nature Museum. Visiting the grounds and the Nature Center are free.
Should you decide to visit the Historic Plantation House and the Raptor Center, you will be charged individually for those. (House - $6 adults/$5 students & seniors, Raptor Center - $8 adult/$6 student/$7 senior/free under 4 yrs).
There are 2 picnic shelters where we will have our lunch. There is a volleyball court and space for other games and activities.
$10 per person
Price includes: Transportation and Picnic Lunch
Bus Schedule:   Leave Embassy Suites at 9:30 AM
                        Leave Latta Plantation at 3:00 PM
 Additional Activities

Local Attractions

Lowes Motor Speedway Museum

Hendrick Motorsports Museum


North Carolina Attractions


Biltmore Hotel

Ashville, NC

Billy Graham Library

Discovery Place

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