If you’re on a budget and looking for something fun to do around town, no worries. We have gathered a list of experiences that are affordable and available for you. Now get on out there and make some memories.

Explore the Outdoors

Carolina Raptor Center
Walk through nature trails, where you can see and learn about birds of many species.

Davidson Farmers Market
Pick out locally grown produce and organic and sustainable foods as well.

Davidson Nature Preserve
Take a hike among the 60 acres of the Rocky River Bluff Nature Preserve, or hang out and picnic at Fisher Farm Park. 

Huntersville Growers Market
Fresh produced that's grown locally and can be shopped at Veterans Park.

Jetton Park
Bike, hike, tan at the beach, or play tennis at the beautiful Jetton Park. 

Latta Nature Center and Preserve
Stroll through the gardens, go fishing, and go horseback riding.

Ramsey Creek Park
Gaze at the lake, stroll among the beach, and enjoy the views from the Patriot Pier. 

Carolina Raptor Center

Carolina Raptor Center

Fisher Farm Park

Fisher Farm Park


Rural Hill Highland Cow

Rural Hill


Historical Sites

Visit the place where the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was signed.

Huntersville Town Jail
Check out a jail cell from the nineteenth century. 

Rural Hill
Adults $6, Children 5-12 $4, Children under 4 Free
Learn about the history off the farm, and watch as farm animals roam around. 

Arts and Culture

Birkdale Village
Shop, dine, and meet up with friends.

Foster’s Frame & Art Gallery
Check out beautifully crafted artwork and sculptures.

Main Street Shops
Stroll around and window shop along Main Street in Downtown Davidson

Oak Street Mill
Browse through the shops offering unique memorabilia.

The Rumor Mill Market
Check out the work and craft created by local artisans. 

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Breweries with Life Music

Irish Cue
Play pool, watch sports, and grab a drink.

Boatyard Lake Norman
Grab a bite and enjoy live music.

Music Bingo and Trivia
Play trivia, bingo, and name that tune every Tuesday at 8pm at The Harp & Crown Irish Pub.

Old Town Public House
Enjoy live music while sipping a drink. 


Summit Coffee
Sip a cup of coffee and pastry at Summit Coffee.

Lotus Soul Cafe
Try organic kombucha, juices, or smoothies. 

Drive in Movies

Old Town Cornelius
$15 for Vehicle and 1 adult, $10 each additional adult, $7 each child, $9 walk-in

Rural Hill
$5 Parking Pass

You can have fun without breaking the bank! Comment below and let us know what your favorite budget friendly spots are in Lake Norman. And don't forget to tag us on social media @VisitLakeNorman!