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Things to Do in Davidson and Lake Norman

“The Town of Davidson is committed to preserving the small-town appeal of Davidson by presenting community events and supporting historic preservation with economic development to keep the downtown district prosperous and vital.”

There are always plenty of things to do in Davidson, NC and nearby Lake Norman. Following are just a few popular attractions and activities you may want to consider checking out during your stay at the Davidson Village Inn.


DowntownScenes_DSC_5912Downtown Davidson

For wonderful shopping, delicious restaurants, and numerous entertainment opportunities, look no further than Downtown Davidson. With a multitude of shops, wide sidewalks, a community library and flowers everywhere, exploring downtown is a great way to spend an afternoon. If you have a chance, catch a performance by the Davidson Community Players, our local theater group!


DSC_5056Davidson College

Since its establishment in 1837, Davidson college is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. With their Division 1 sports program, including their popular football team, the college plays an amazing array of teams from across the country.

Check out some of the fabulous speakers, culture, and art events happening on campus, or go on a tour of the Davidson College campus.


Things to Do - Lake NormanLake Norman

At 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas. The lake offers plenty of activities including boating, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, rowing, fishing, and sailing. Click to see more Lake Norman activities.

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Downtown Davidson

Nearby Shopping

Professional Sports

Arts, Entertainment and Museums

Annual Festivals & Events

Want some expert advice? Our staff knows all the best places to see in the area. Whether you want to design the perfect weekend, vacation stop, or spectacular getaway to celebrate a special occasion, we’re here to help! Contact us or explore our rooms and suites.

In addition to sightseeing, the Town of Davidson has a dynamic schedule of events including concerts, open-air markets, fairs and festivals. Check out the Events Guide provided by for a list of some upcoming local events.