Find things to do in the Burlington area, like touring Alamance Battleground

From a quiet stroll through picturesque Elon University to high-octane thrills at Ace Speedway, the Burlington, NC area offers a variety of unique things to do. Once you reserve your hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites, you can select a tee time at Challenge Golf Club or buy tickets to a Burlington Sock Puppets game. Take your family on an educational tour of Alamance Battleground, or spend a special weekend with your spouse as you explore the Haw River Wine Trail. Avid shoppers are perfectly positioned to look for deals at the popular Alamance Crossing Shopping Center, located less than half a mile from the hotel.

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Ace Speedway

8.68 mi / 13.97 km from the hotel
Experience roaring engines and frantic racing action at this track established in 1956. Stock-car races are held from March through October.

Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

4.3 mi / 6.92 km from the hotel
Learn about the Burlington area’s role in the buildup to the American Revolution by watching the 25-minute audiovisual presentation in the visitor center of this historic site. You can also explore a nature trail and a 1780 log house.

Alamance Crossing Shopping Center

0.39 mi / 0.63 km from the hotel
This popular retail destination is the perfect place to spend the day browsing for brand names and bargains at stores like Barnes & Noble, JCPenney, and DICK’S Sporting Goods.

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center

16.83 mi / 27.08 km from the hotel
Learn the personality and story of over 20 species of animals at this educational park. You can choose from a variety of public and seasonal tours for different age groups as well as private tours.

Haw River Wine Trail

14.58 mi / 23.46 km from the hotel
Take a scenic drive along this 50-mile trail that follows the Haw River, and stop at several neighboring wineries in the heart of rural North Carolina.

Red Oak Brewery

3.84 mi / 6.18 km from the hotel
Take a tour of this Bavarian-style brewery and enjoy a tasting of specialty lagers in the on-site Lager Haus or BierGarten. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

Saturdays in Saxapahaw

13.28 mi / 21.37 km from the hotel
Running from May through August, this popular weekly event includes live performances, food trucks, kids’ activities, and a farmer’s market featuring locally made crafts. Admission is free.

Burlington Sock Puppets

5.33 mi / 8.58 km from the hotel
See some of Minor League Baseball’s best and brightest players when the Burlington Sock Puppets—named to honor the city’s hosiery-manufacturing heritage—take the field at Burlington Athletic Stadium.

Elon University

2.57 mi / 4.14 km from the hotel
Established in 1889, this highly regarded university comprises several undergraduate colleges and graduate schools. The verdant 656-acre campus includes gardens, a sustainable farm, and a 56-acre forest.

Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina

2.64 mi / 4.25 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic lunch and head to this sprawling park along the 61-mile shoreline of the city’s main reservoir. You can rent a kayak or rowboat or cast a line from the fishing pier for a fun family day out.

Paramount Theater

4.1 mi / 6.6 km from the hotel
From dramatic presentations to lively musical productions, the Paramount Theater offers an entertaining mix of cultural experiences for residents and visitors to enjoy throughout the year.

The Challenge Golf Club

7.61 mi / 12.24 km from the hotel
Test your golf skills on the rolling fairways of this scenic golf course that borders the beautiful Haw River.