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Do you love the wave of the checkered flag, the smell of burnt rubber in the air, and the roar of powerful engines speeding down a raceway? StayLakeNorman has the ideal getaway for every motorhead with a racing getaway in Moorseville, North Carolina. Discover all of the things to do in Lake Norman and the surrounding area as we introduce you to Race City USA.

Remembering the Greats

Though many of the tracks are still in use and new generations of racers are making their debuts each year, we still love remembering the greats. When you stay with us at StayLakeNorman, there are numerous places to get your fill of history and remember some of racing’s most celebrated figures. From Dale Earnhart to Darrell Waltrip, you can discover some of history’s most significant faces and vehicles of racing. Memory Lane Motorsports and Historical Automotive Museum are one of many museums that showcase the timeline of racing in NASCAR.  The NC Auto Racing Walk of Fame, the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and Dale Earnhardt Inc. are all fantastic places to see the vehicles and drivers of racing history in person. JR Motorsports, Kasey Kahne Racing, Kyle Busch, MTJ Motorsports, NASCAR Technical Institute, and so many more are also incredible ways to catch a glimpse inside the life of racing.

“Boogity Boogity Boys, Let’s Go Racing”

When you come to Race City USA, you can indulge in all of the different things to do in Lake Norman and Mooresville, but there is nothing quite like catching a race in person. Feeling the breeze off of the cars whizzing by, the roaring engines shaking the ground, and watching the spray of champagne as the winner celebrates crossing the finish line in person can’t compare to tuning in on the television. Mooresville Dragway has events every Thursday, and most weekends, so you can always find a motorsports event to get your heart pumping. Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMax Formula 1 Dragstrip, and The Dirt Track are also incredible places to watch drivers battler for the finish line. Experience your own highspeed encounter at PIT Indoor Kart Track or GoPro Motorplex. Strap in and get your game face on as you put the pedal to the metal and race to the finish line. Whether you have kids or are young at heart, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Race City USA!

A Racing Enthusiast’s Ideal Escape

During every adventure, having comfortable accommodations is an essential factor in ensuring your getaway is absolutely perfect. When you have experienced all of the racing adventures and visit the array of museums around Mooresville, you can return to your vacation rental for a relaxing evening by the water. Indulge in the myriad of things to do in Lake Norman and create memories that will last a lifetime at StayLakeNorman. What adventure will you embark on first?

Sunny summer days are growing closer, and that means that Lake Norman is the place to be! Soak up that sunny summer weather and take a lakeside vacation with StayLakeNorman. With plenty of Lake Norman boating, lakeside activities, and beautiful views out over the waters from your luxury waterfront rental, there is no better way to enjoy the summer than with StayLakeNorman.

Life is Better Boating

No matter what kind of day you would like to spend on the rippling waves, there are plenty of options with our Lake Norman boat rentals. Whether you wish to take the crafts available at your vacation rental or you would like to rent a specific boat from us at StayLakeNorman, you can spend the day as you wish. Soak in the sun while lounging on one of our high-performance tritoons, or race over the waters in either the Sea Ray Sun Deck 240 or Chapparal Sunesta 244 and 274. We also have standup paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and inflatables for tubing.

Cruising Lake Norman

If you don’t want to man your own watercraft and would rather get a first-hand look at Lake Norman, embark on a cruise with one of the local Lake Norman boat tours or a Lake Norman dinner cruise. The Catawba Queen is a popular vintage vessel that carries guests gracefully over the water’s surface while whining and dining the evening away. Lady of the Lake is also a popular vessel that sets out on regularly scheduled dinner cruises to take visitors through beautiful areas of the lake for an afternoon of delightful dining and breathtaking views. No matter which Lake Norman boat tours you choose, each experience is one you will never forget.

Lake Norman Boat Rentals and Vacation Rentals

When you set out for a lakeside vacation with StayLakeNorman, you can enjoy the lapping waves only a few steps from your door every day. Most of our rental properties have access to the lake with docks and boat slips, so you will always have an easy time reaching the waters. Whether you choose to head out on the water on one of our Lake Norman boat rentals or relax with a Lake Norman dinner cruise, there is no shortage of fun on the water when you stay in our luxury waterfront vacation rentals. Enjoy the summer sun and get your tan on while delighting in all of the spectacular aspects of Lake Norman during your time with us at StayLakeNorman.

In the age of technology, living in the left lane, and life in the office, it is always fun to take a step back and revisit our childhood fantasies. A time of fairies, mermaids, knights in shining armor, and royalty was something we all envisioned as we put cooking pots on our heads or boasted a crown in a game of imagination play. Adults and children alike can discover what it feels like to watch these images come to life with Lake Norman fun and a visit to the Carolina Renaissance Festival during their StayLakeNorman getaway.

An Event For Everyone

Though many believe these fairytales are only for children, the Carolina Renaissance Festival proves to bring out the youth in all of us. Watch as mermaids swim through the water at the Circus Siren show and watch in awe as magic glimmers in the eyes of onlookers. There are feasts, pubs, and of course plenty of spots to grab a glass of delicious mead for adults while an array of performers create entertainment for patrons of all ages!

Take the kids to the games and rides section of the fest where they can discover the fun of non-motorized wooden rides and games like archery. The petting farm is also something that is fantastic for children and adults to learn about different animals, from horses to more exotic species like the lemur.

Finding The Best Entertainment

When it comes to the Renaissance Festival, there is no shortage of entertainment. Spend the day shopping around for handcrafted armor, art, accessories, magical potions and brews at many of the vendors throughout the festival. In between checking out all of the unique artisan market areas, there are numerous shows that you can catch. From comedy shows and traditional dance performances to jousting and sword battles, there is undoubtedly something to peak your interests. While some performers wander the grounds singing and interacting with guests, a few stages host special acts that you can pull up a seat and enjoy as you munch on a turkey leg and other treats that you found along the way.

A Full Day Of Fun And An Evening On The Lake

The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a full day affair that you will want to leave yourself plenty of time to explore. When the day comes to a close, head back to your StayLakeNorman lakefront rental for a bit of Lake Norman fun to wrap up your adventures. Relax on the water or sit around a calming fire by the shores. There is plenty of Lake Norman fun to discover during your time with us here at StayLakeNorman, so come and explore with us during the Carolina Renaissance Festival and find a little magic with us!

The calm waters of Lake Norman ripple around you. Slowly making your way down the shore, you dip your paddle into the water to propel yourself along. The warm sun is shining down and you take in a deep breath as you arrive back to your StayLakeNorman rental. Paddleboarding is one of the best ways to get in on Lake Norman fun while relaxing in the serenity of lakefront property.

Where To Get Paddle Boards

The Lake Norman area is full of local businesses that have realized the growing interest in paddle boarding and now offer sales and rentals for those in the area. Whether you want to rent for a few hours, take a paddleboard yoga class, or purchase one to take out wherever you want, you can find it nearby. What’s Up Watersports and Cannon Board Co are fantastic places to find a rental to take out while Carolina Paddleboard Co in Charlotte offers just about everything you need to purchase if you want to own your very own SUP. My Aloha is a bit unique in providing rentals, SUP tours, classes to learn the ins and outs of paddle boards, and even paddleboard yoga!

Getting Your Paddle Board Out On The Water

The easy access to the water makes finding Lake Norman fun a piece of cake and allows you to get out on the water with ease. When you stay in our waterfront StayLakeNorman rentals, you can access the water whenever you want. Lake Norman fun is right outside your doorstep and many of our luxury homes have a paddleboard ready to be taken out. If you would like to go out for an early morning paddle and view the sunrise on the waters, you are free to enjoy every minute of it. A few local paddleboard rental businesses on Lake Norman will deliver your paddle board to your rental. By having delivery available, you can still enjoy your favorite lake past time even if you do not have a vehicle available for transporting a SUP.

Enjoy The Ride

The Lake Norman area has a lot to offer, with various eateries, local attractions, and of course the beautiful lake. One of the best ways to experience it up close is with a paddle board. When you stay with us in one of our luxury Lake Norman vacation rentals, be sure to take one out for a spin. Whether it is on your own, locally rented, or on a tour with one of our neighboring businesses, it is an experience you will not want to miss. Give us a call or visit our website to get in on all of the Lake Norman fun and find your perfect rental for a getaway full of waterfront adventure.

Summer is well underway, the kids have been out of school, and the sun is shining bright. This summer, do not miss out on an incredible getaway with the family toStayLakeNorman. Find your ideal luxury lake rental and discover all of the fun things to do near Lake Norman North Carolina with the kids. Lake Norman has something for everyone, so get out and explore with us!

Adventures Ashore

When it comes to activities on dry land, there is no shortage around Lake Norman. There are numerous exciting things to do that the young, old, and everyone in between can take part in so no member is left out. For those with a craving for speed, a fantastic stop is at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC. Discover the home of racing history and then put your own foot to the floor with a thrilling adventure at the GoPro Motorplex for a competitive session of Go-Karts.

The Carowinds Theme Park is another place of fun for everyone with high rolling coasters and more. For those in the family that prefer an educational adventure with nature and new things, the Carolina Raptor Center is a great option.

Fun Afloat

Lake Norman has over 500 feet of coastline and offers unlimited boating and water-filled adventures. One of the best ways for the entire family to get out on the water is to rent a pontoon and float the day away. You can bring some tunes and spend your time floating over the waves, strap on life jackets and jump into the waves, and lounge in the sun. You can also find a jet ski rental for a little bit of fun racing over the water. Stand up paddle boarding is becoming ever more popular and you can experience why so many love this growing trend by renting your own and discovering what all the talk is about with My Aloha Paddle Sports.

The Stay That Has It All

No matter what you choose to do while you are here, a stay with StayLakeNorman will provide you with the perfect location to enjoy it all. You can find your ideal home with just the right accommodations for the whole family to be comfortable as well as the best location for access to the water and surrounding attractions. Bring the family to our lake paradise and escape for some summertime fun with the family at StayLakeNorman. There is no shortage of things to do near Lake Norman North Carolina, so come and discover them all!

When the summer sun is shining down and the waves of Lake Norman are calling you, come stay with us at StayLakeNorman and set sail. Whether it is on a personal boat or a relaxing dinner cruise, you can feel the rock of the waves under you and enjoy all that Lake Norman has to offer. Known by some as the Inland Sea of North Carolina, there is plenty of water for everyone no matter the activity. You will find just about every craft floating about here and there.

Boat Hair Don’t Care

Just like any lake, when you visit Lake Norman, it is hard to stay on land. The sparkling waters invite you in and tempt you to get your feet wet. We offer boat rental to our guests plus there are several Lake Norman jet ski rental businesses —rent a craft for the day or for your entire stay. This allows you to take to the waters at your own speed any time you want; whether you are looking to cut through on a Lake Norman jet ski rental or lull through the open waters for a relaxing day on the pontoon.

Another fantastic way to experience Lake Norman is by taking a dinner or sightseeing cruise. Queens Landing has a few options for those looking for an adventure on the water. Climb aboard The Lady of the Lake for a dinner cruise and indulge in delicious dishes while afloat or break out your dancing shoes on a themed yacht party cruise.

Grab A Paddle

Many that visit our beautiful lake bring along or rent small watercrafts. They are easily moved around, convenient to keep at your rental, and get you closer to nature while on the lake. Grab a paddle and head out with a canoe, standing paddle board, or kayak for a full day of exploring and getting in touch with the natural side of Lake Norman.

The Perfect Lakeside Stay

All of StayLakeNorman’s luxury rentals are waterfront so by staying with us, you will have easy access to the lake. Private boat slips or lakeside beach areas create perfect opportunities for hitting the water any time you want during your visit. Call us or visit our website to view our properties to find the ideal setting for you to enjoy every part of Lake Norman right from your luxury rental.

What better way to spend an early-summer day than swaying to the beat of a good tune while sipping on a locally crafted brew? When you are looking for things to do near Lake Norman, North Carolina, the North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival may be just the thing for you. Each year, just south of StayLakeNorman in Huntersville, Rural Hill hosts a festival full of local music and excellent beers.

When and Where

Every year in May, a small corner of Huntersville, North Carolina draws a crowd of music and beer lovers alike. Local bands and brewers take the stage and put out their best work for patrons to enjoy for Friday night, and all of Saturday. There are two stages where several bands perform. From mid-day until late afternoon, you can participate in beer tasting and find your new favorite locally crafted brew.

Taking Part In Festivities

To participate in all of the festivities, you can purchase tickets on their website. With single day or special event passes, you can enjoy the weekend in the best way to fit you. You can find vendors set up throughout the festival, so if you miss the Saturday beer tasting, you can still get your fill of unique brews. You can also stay up to date on all changes and line-ups by following their Facebook page that has continuous updates on the festival.  

Where To Stay

If you wish to stay in your StayLakeNorman luxury rental, it is a reasonably short drive to get to the festival and back to your accommodations afterward. This way you can enjoy the day and make sure you are in complete comfort to finish the night out. Pick your favorite rental and have an incredible weekend of brews, music, and the beautiful Lake Norman. If you are looking for fun things to do near Lake Norman North Carolina during an early May stay, check out the North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival.