Located in the heart of Cabarrus County, Frank Liske Park was named in honor of Mr. Liske—who worked at the Stonewall Jackson Training School for nearly 50 years. Mr. Liske helped to retain the 238 acres from the state, which has since become this beautiful park. Spend the day at mini-golf, lunch at the picnic areas and take to the paddle boats.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is both a NASCAR raceway and vacation destination for fans which are able to attend races such as the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and Bank of America 500, go behind-the-scenes at the speedway, take race shop tours, tour the new NASCAR Hall of Fame, and drive an 800-horsepower stock car.
Who knew a resort could be so much fun? The Great Wolf Lodge is far more than accommodations: it's a verified water park. Bring the family for a day (or days) of non-stop aquatic entertainment. Enjoy countless rides and slides, including the splashing adventure Fort Mackenzie, thrill ride Howlin' Tornado, raft-riding River Canyon Run, and much more!
The Concord Museum was founded back in 1939 to give house to artifacts, documents and books of historical significance. Today the museum is home to historical collections, memorabilia and a library of antique books, photographs, documents, and oral histories from all over Cabarrus County.
The Cabarrus Arts Council is dedicated to showcasing a variety of cultural arts programs that celebrate the rich diversity of Cabarrus county and the world. Seeking to energize the community through arts excellence, the Council operates the Davis Theatre and the Galleries, conducting one of North Carolina's largest art-in-education programs for both the Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City school systems.
The beautiful Davis Theatre features premier Broadway revues, spectacular professional theatre and award-winning musicians. The Theatre is located in the picturesque 1876 courthouse in downtown Concord, occupying the former courtroom on the second floor. There are 227 seats and an intimate environment that brings audience members close to the performance.
The Old Courthouse Theatre is well recognized and respected in the region for its 33 years of excellence. Launched as a result of a dream, Old Courthouse Theatre carries its tradition as Cabarrus County’s only Community Theatre. Past plays to take stage include Poe's Midnight Dreary - Rutledge Guild Halloween Special, A Broadway Christmas Carol, and To Kill A Mockingbird.
The Richard Petty Driving Experience allows you to experience NASCAR racing up front. Drive a 600hp NASCAR race car at speeds approaching 150mph on some of NASCAR's most storied tracks. If you don't want to drive, ride shotgun while one of the professional drivers takes you on a mock qualifying run at speeds up to 165mph.
The Mario Andretti Racing Experience offers real, Indy-Style racing cars that you can try and drive by yourself or ride-along. There are no pace cars, you will receive in-car racing electronics radio communications and personal racing instructors - and passing is allowed!
The Rocky River Golf Club is associated with the Embassy Suites Concord/ Charlotte and it is one of the area's finest. Following a Dan Maples design, the course features 18 holes carved out of rolling hills and natural wetlands. Tournament packages, golf outings, and the Stonehouse Grille restaurant implement the experience.
The Rocky River Grille take on revolutionized American cuisine. Striving to give guests a memorable dining experience, Rocky River serves a menu of Carolina-inspired fare. Showcasing CAB Beef, Carolina Pork, Turkey, and Seafood from the coast, enjoy appetizers like their Dipping Pots, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños, or Wicked Wings. Look to yummy soups and salads before being dazzled by entrees such as 3-Bone Pork Chop, Pecan Planked Salmon, Low Country Shrimp & Grits, Pan-Fried Buttermilk Chicken, and Carolina Turkey Tenders. They also serve Pizza and Flatbreads, as well as sweet desserts.
Beauty in simplicity seems to be the mantra of Gianni's Trattoria. With a strong belief in using the freshest and finest local ingredients and produce, Gianni's also imports Prosciutto from Parma and Truffle Oil from Perugia. Stop in for lunch or dinner and expect a great list of wines to complement each meal.
As Concord's a premier Japanese dining venue, Tsunami has both a Hibachi grill and sushi bar. Select your meal from fresh vegetables, selected cut of meats and delicious grilled seafood. If the night calls for sushi, enjoy a selection of yellow-tail, spicy tuna, hand rolls, smoked salmon, and delicate salmon roe.
The tasty, smoky aroma of grilled fare fills Foster’s Grille, offering proof of great food. The casual neighborhood restaurant is home to char-burgers and crispy hand-cut fries, along with extra-thick milkshakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, and home made cakes. All meals are made-to-order with the freshest ingredients.
El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant is well-known for their consistently great Mexican cuisine. They serve the Waxhaw, Monroe, Marshville, and Concord areas with authentic Mexican dishes and a full service bar. Free chips and salsa are served, as well as daily food and drink specials.
Andele has proven itself to be one of the best Mexican restaurants in Concord. Upon being seated, guests are offered 3 types of salsas of differing spiciness to complement the delicious chips. With delicacies like shrimp tacos, arroz con pollo and the crazy burrito, you won´t get your choice wrong.
Cinco de Mayo Mexican Grill serves authentic Mexican food to the Concord´s community. They feature a full bar with sports seating for your viewing pleasure, and a drink list that includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.. Stop by and try out their specialties.
Not only will you enjoy great coffee and drinks at Ellie's, but you'll have some of the best views of Concord´s downtown. Full breakfast choices include eggs, bacon, pancakes, homemade pastries, scones, and muffins. The lunch menu features 15-bean soup, mango chicken sandwich, and more. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
The food speaks for itself. At Razzoo's, some of the dishes may be hard to pronounce, but great food is universal. Here's a list of some of their best: bacon wrapped Shrimp en Brochette, freshly shucked Gulf Coast oysters, Cajun Combo Skillet, Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, grilled Andouille Sausage, and the Peach & Pecan Bread Pudding. Yum!
The Iron Thunder Saloon is a sport bar with live music and nightly drink specials. It has a biker theme with scantily clad servers, so it slightly bears resemblance to the Hooters franchise. The food is always delicious, with the wings carrying the accolades. Monthly events are held as well.
Looking for a taste of Athens while in Concord? Well, you may be more inclined to say "yes!" after a stop at Mykonos Grill. The restaurant features a full bar that serves authentic Greek beer and wine, along with a great menu. Enjoy traditional favorites like the Tzatziki, chicken souvlaki, and pita.
Enjoy a shopping experience without compromises. Concord Mills has savings events and daily deals on all their stores and brands. Over 200 stores are located within the shopping mall, ranging from clothing items stores and sporting goods to jewelry. Find names such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nike Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Tommy Bahama Outlet, and more. Eat at the food court and head to the 24-screen AMC theater afterwards.
Carolina Mall has it all: shop department stores JC Penney, Sears, Belk, and Staples. Find apparel at Aeropostale, American Eagle, Christopher & Banks, Crazy 8, Hot Topic, Journeys, Just Casual, Maurices, Men's Wearhouse and Tux, Rainbow Shop, rue21, The Children's Place, and Victoria's Secret. There are also electronics, beauty items, jewelry, shoes, sporting goods, and gift shops.
Ellis Jewelers offers a variety of fine jewelry services to downtown Concord. Their qualified artisans are available for repairs, cleanings, and certified appraisals. They also have skilled designers, watchmakers, and jewelers who are readily available to provide expert repair and restyling for all of your damaged or imperfect pieces.
The closest airport to Concord is Charlotte Douglas International Airport. All major U.S. airlines, Air Canada and Lufthansa operate out of CLT. There are more than 140 nonstop destinations with over 700 departures and landings daily. The Sprinter Enhanced Bus Service connects the airport to the downtown Charlotte Transportation Center, arriving and departing in front of Zone D Baggage Claim in the commercial lanes. Ground transportation is also supplied via Taxi, Hotel Shuttles and Car Rentals which can can be found at arrivals.
Rider Bus System is the Concord/Kannapolis Transit System, offering routes throughout Concord and Kannapolis to shopping areas, the hospital and other locations. Discounted fares are available for persons with disabilities, students and those 65 or older. Buses are ADA accessible.