Trips & Tours


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Enjoy traveling and leave the driving to us!  Unless indicated otherwise, all trips depart from The Village at First Assembly in Concord, located at 280 Concord Parkway, South.   Meet the bus in the parking lot north of Big Lots and across from Arby's.  Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before departure for day trips.

Transportation on day trips are no more than 3 hours one-way on the Parks and Recreation activity bus. Longer trips will be via motor coach.

Please check our current "Leisure Times" for a current listing of all trips and tours or call our office at 704-920-5600 for a complete listing.







Embracing a story and score written long ago, we will visit the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center for a live rehearsal of Don Quixote performed by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. After the performance we will venture to a unique uptown lunch. After lunch we will stretch our legs as we explore one of uptown’s grandest museums for works of art that are world renowned.
Bus Departs: 8:30 a.m.; Returns: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, 1/16            Activity # 7008.415
Fee: $40 plus cost of meal ($11.95 plus tax)


Join the “dozens” on an intimate adventure of our downtown. Concord downtown promises a unique and inviting day of entertainment, food and cultural experiences. The attractions downtown aspire to the romantic and adventuresome. Participants will be divided into groups of 12, touring and engaging a few of the many downtown treasures.
Bus Departs: 9:30 a.m.; Returns: 4:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, 2/12      Activity # 7009.415
Fee: $40 includes cost of meal


Come join us for a day at Shatley Springs Inn. Families and tour groups alike find the country atmosphere relaxing and reminiscent of time past. After eating a family style meal, many guests visit the gift shops or take a walk around the lake. Others sit and rest a spell in the rocking chairs on the porch. Come and see for yourself the best kept secret in northwestern North Carolina.
Bus Departs: 7:45 a.m.; Returns: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, 4/17            Activity # 7011.115
Fee: $22 plus cost of meal (cash only)
*The bus will be departing and returning to the Logan Multi-Purpose Center, 184 Booker Drive NW


SURPRISE!! Save your guesses and save your worries, this trip is sure to be enjoyed by all. This interactive trip will keep us on the move; visiting locations and witnessing the transformations of some of the nation’s greatest visionaries. Lunches are on your own and wear your walking shoes.
Bus Departs: 8:15 a.m.; Returns: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, 4/23      Activity # 7010.115
Fee: $25 plus cost of meal








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Concord Parks and Recreation
147 Academy Ave., NW
P.O. Box 308
Concord, NC 28026
Fax: 704-792-1971
Email:  Recreation@concordnc.gov

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Director of Parks & Recreation:
Bob Dowless
(704) 920-5610
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