If you’re looking for a bucket list that will get your adrenaline pumping in North Carolina, we have some thrilling suggestions!
Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster
Located in Banner Elk, Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster is good family fun for all levels of thrill seekers! The track is a total of 3,160 feet and includes loops, waves, twists and turns at speeds of up to 27 mph. Wilderness Run is the first Alpine Coaster in North Carolina and there is nothing else quite like it!
NASCAR Racing Experience
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord gives racing fans the chance of a lifetime with the NASCAR Racing Experience. Climb behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car and test your skills on the 1.5 mile quad oval track. Ride alongs are also available for those that want to witness the thrill from the passenger seat.
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
Just outside of Charlotte in Mooresville, Carrigan Farms houses a unique swimming experience for guests. Their deep natural quarry is full of cool crystal clear water. There are also plenty of ledges and platforms to jump from, as well as an enormous rope swing high above the quarry.
Hang Gliding Lessons with Kitty Hawk Kites
Kitty Hawk Kites provides hang gliding lessons at Jockey’s Ridge, the same sand dunes where the Wright Brothers performed the first flight. They provide beginner, advanced and private lesson packages with their experienced instructors. Soar over the sands with this awesome bucket list adventure!
If you want to feel like a real Ninja Warrior, OC Aerial in Durham is the place for you! The indoor adventure park and climbing gym has everything from ropes and ninja courses to slides and climbing walls. You will never run out of things to do at this thrill-seeker’s paradise.
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nantahala Outdoor Center is the Mecca of outdoor enthusiasts in WNC. You need to check this destination off your bucket list! Come here to experience white water rafting, kayaking, SUP, mountain biking as well as zip lining.
Right on the border of North and South Carolina, Carowinds lets all thrill-seekers know it is “where the Carolinas come together to have fun!” This premier entertainment destination has plenty of rides, coasters and attractions as well as a full water park. Check out our blog on all of our favorite rides that Carowinds has to offer.
Be sure to tag @NCEatandPlay when you cross an adventure off the bucket list. Now go have some fun!