Retirement opens a new chapter in your life — a fun time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor in style, especially if you call Concord home! At Taylor Glen, one of the best amenities at our Life Plan Community is location, which gives residents access to some fantastic sites to explore. Whether you’re new to the city or have had roots in the area for a while, here are the top five things to do in Concord, North Carolina.

The Concord Museum

Visiting the Concord Museum and the entire historic downtown is a definite mainstay in any list discussing what to do in Concord, North Carolina. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and see how much the area has changed since its establishment. Once known as Memorial Hall, the Concord Museum was founded in 1939 as a way to preserve items and collections of historical significance. The museum features rotating exhibits and is located inside the Cabarrus County Courthouse. Make sure to visit a sister museum, the Cabarrus County Veterans Museum.

SEA LIFE Aquarium

Looking for an immersive marine experience? Head over to the SEA LIFE aquarium to get a close-up view of thousands of creatures (and over 200 species), including turtles, sharks, stingrays, seahorses, and more! This unique place is laden with fun things to do, from a variety of unique exhibits to explore to walking through the state’s only underwater tunnel.

Cabarrus Brewing Company

If you’re a beer connoisseur, then the Cabarrus Brewing Company should be on your list of places to visit. The brewery offers seven delicious craft beers, including a stout, amber ale, and vanilla coffee blonde brew. The brewery also holds weekly yoga sessions, complete with a cold beer to wash your sweat away.

Mustang Owner’s Museum

Concord is a city seemingly made for car enthusiasts, so make sure to add the Mustang Owner’s Museum to your list of must-see places. The museum features rare memorabilia, as well as at least 25 Mustangs consisting of classics, modified, racing, and some innovative versions. The vehicles and exhibits change throughout the year, so this is one museum you won’t tire of visiting.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

If you’re a car lover but are looking for more excitement, perhaps the Charlotte Motor Speedway is more your speed! The venue has been an iconic race vacation destination for NASCAR fans for more than 50 years. Aside from watching the races, visitors can enjoy good food, take behind-the-scenes tours, and even try driving an 800-horsepower stock car.