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Things to do in Iredell County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Wonderful for day hikes, fishing or boating with spectacular views along the way”
  • 32 locals recommend
Zoo
“Beautiful day-trip for all ages . Make your reservation ahead of time to be able to enjoy the ride in the wagon while you feed the animals. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“•A foodie’s dream! •Excellent wine selection🍷 •Davidson hotspot •Cute patio dining •Main St. location ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“On the water, good wine selection and plenty of steak and seafood options. We personally prefer Epic at this price point but if you want a view and don't mind a 12-15 min drive to Davidson ( ~5 miles) this is a nice option. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Excellent selection of steaks and seafood. Extensive wine and bourbon list. Reservations available. Approximately 10 min drive, located in historic downtown Mooresville”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Cool vibe and always something different to experience - from trivia night to open mic nights. And great coffee.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“•Go to spot for a burger/beer •Fun bar •Main St. location •Excellent service •Family friendly ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Looking for breakfast? Famous Toastery is a local favorite and one of the better options for breakfast in the area. I can't give it my highest rating but it's better than the Egg.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“•Right across the street! •Quick & delicious •Family friendly •Try the Million Dollar margarita 🙌🏻 ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Christmas lights are fabulous and then you can walk around and see the animals (tigers, giraffes, etc). It is a special time to visit. They also have tractor rides all year. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Waterfront Restaurant with"Jimmy Buffet" atmosphere; Open March - November ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Upscale pub food and brick oven pizzas. Great draft/craft beer selection and lots of TVs for sporting events. Located in Historic Davidson just 2 blocks off campus. FYI-same owner as Port City Club”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“There are many vineyards in the area. This one is only 8 miles away. A full day wine tour with lunch and visits to three vineyard is available.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great lunch spot in Davidson, if you are looking for unique sandwich or salad (I call it a fru-fru lunch spot, but the food is so good!)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You'll have to take a car but most locals consider this the best pizza in the area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Great sandwiches, pastas, and raw bar options. Outdoor lakeside patio seating and live music Thurs-Sun evenings. Can get busy on a nice evening so be prepared. Approximately 7-10 min drive or 10-15 min by kayak north out of our dock, located at the Williamson Road causeway (you can see it from our dock). ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“•A foodie’s dream! •Excellent wine selection🍷 •Davidson hotspot •Cute patio dining •Main St. location ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On the water, good wine selection and plenty of steak and seafood options. We personally prefer Epic at this price point but if you want a view and don't mind a 12-15 min drive to Davidson ( ~5 miles) this is a nice option. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Excellent selection of steaks and seafood. Extensive wine and bourbon list. Reservations available. Approximately 10 min drive, located in historic downtown Mooresville”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“•Go to spot for a burger/beer •Fun bar •Main St. location •Excellent service •Family friendly ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Looking for breakfast? Famous Toastery is a local favorite and one of the better options for breakfast in the area. I can't give it my highest rating but it's better than the Egg.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“•Right across the street! •Quick & delicious •Family friendly •Try the Million Dollar margarita 🙌🏻 ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Waterfront Restaurant with"Jimmy Buffet" atmosphere; Open March - November ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Upscale pub food and brick oven pizzas. Great draft/craft beer selection and lots of TVs for sporting events. Located in Historic Davidson just 2 blocks off campus. FYI-same owner as Port City Club”
  • 9 locals recommend

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