With temperatures running high, days growing longer, and organized public events on a hiatus, the need for fun and safe activities for the whole family has never been more prevalent than it is now. Luckily for you, there are plenty of socially responsible options available to you in Indian Trail and online throughout the month of July. Listed below are a few suggestions for what to do this month in the greater Indian Trail, NC area.
Channel Your Inner Culture Vulture
Google Arts and Culture has partnered with thousands of the world’s top museums to make virtual tours and online exhibits available to the public for free. With over 2,000 museums, 100,000 works of art, and 10,000 famous sites all available for virtual touring, there’s no shortage of interesting viewing options both local and abroad. This is a great option for rainy days, long nights, and lazy afternoons alike. There are also a few apps available that will entertain people of all ages. Art Selfie is one of the most popular of these apps. Simply install the app, take a selfie, and see which famous works of art you resemble most.
Enjoy A Day In the Park
Colonel Francis Beatty Park is a 265-acre public park that offers Indian Trail residents the perfect place to spend a day in the great outdoors away from the downtown crowds. With walking and biking trails, a lake, and a number of wide open fields to relax in, Colonel Francis Beatty park is an ideal place to tire out a toddler or two, kick back on your own with a book, or embark on a leisurely hike with a loved one. Regardless of what you choose to do, Colonel Francis Beatty Park should be on your shortlist of Coronavirus-safe day trip destinations.
Indian Trail’s culinary offerings may not be world famous, but our local food scene is undeniably delectable to those lucky enough to know it well. Whether you’re snagging a sandwich from Picadeli’s, grabbing tacos to-go from La Unica, diving into a Detroit-style dog from Omega Coney Island ,or anything in between, there are a number of excellent local eateries that could use some support from the community right about now. Remember, if you don’t see any online ordering options on your desired restaurant’s website, third-party delivery services like Grubhub can handle that for you more often than not.
Create Your Own Charlotte Mural Tour
Engage your inner art critic by embarking on a Queen City mural excursion. Just about a half hour away, Charlotte is a great place to spend a day on your own or with your quarantine team. While many of the typical city attractions may be closed for the time being, the many murals painted throughout the city are still able to be seen by the public for free. Charlotte’s mural scene has been expanding and growing both in style and quality over the past few years and seems to be reaching its peak right now. Take a day and explore Charlotte’s murals at your own pace. Pick your favorites and compare stylistic preferences with those you're with. While you’re walking around the downtown area, don’t forget to wear a mask and adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
As the country continues to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak, it is essential that we all diligently follow the government protocols laid out by the CDC. While maintaining social distancing is a key step to curbing the effect of this virus, it is also important to continue carving out time for yourself to do the things that make you happy. Whether that’s taking a virtual tour, enjoying a local meal on the go, soaking up the great outdoors, or anything in between, there are a number of great ways to safely spend a day in and around Indian Trail, NC.