Lake Norman is filled with a variety of different entertainment options. In the water, you can spend all day relaxing on a pontoon boat, or grab a friend and go kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, or even paddle boating. On land, you can check out cool places like the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, or the Carolina Raptor Center. Bringing the family along? Test your mystery-solving skills at Breakout Lake Norman. You can also plan a fun shopping day somewhere chic like Birkdale Village, or somewhere cute and cozy like downtown Davidson. Art fans typically travel to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, to explore the designs of Swiss architect Mario Botta. When it’s time to eat, you can check out one of the smaller local restaurants like Acropolis Café and Grille, or treat yourself to one of the biggest restaurants like Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails.