When you’re in Charlotte, North Carolina, the question isn’t, “What is there to do?” Instead, it’s, “What can you do today?” The options for entertainment in Charlotte are endless. Play golf at over 100 private clubs and public courses. Shop in local high-end boutiques or big-name department stores. Play at any of the area parks. Eat at locally owned restaurants, or book a reservation for fine dining. Pamper yourself in the spas. Spend a day on the water for fishing, sailing, boating, or water sports. Speaking of sports, catch a game at the local arenas and sports fields, or get the adrenaline pumping with car racing. While the adrenaline is pumping, hop on a roller coaster. Night owl? Visit the local breweries, wineries, night clubs, or local bars. Celebrate art, culture, and history at the local art district or any number of museums, art galleries, or theaters. There’s seriously no end to the fun in Charlotte, but here are some of the area’s staples for entertainment.
NASCAR Hall of Fame is located at 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd. Explore 40,000 square feet of NASCAR exhibits, take in a film of NASCAR history in the state of the art theater complete with 278 seats. And when you need to refuel, grab a bite at the NASCAR Pit Stop Cafe.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is located at 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC. The motor complex is just 13 miles from Charlotte. Grab your tickets for an action-packed adventure via a wide variety of shows.
Carowinds Theme Park is located at 14523 Carowinds Blvd. Enjoy 398-acres of roller coasters, thrill rides, rides for the wee ones, and a bit of water play.
The Great Wolf Lodge is located at 10175 Weddington Road in nearby Concord. The fun never ends at this 80,000 square ft. adventure park. Not only are there rides on water and on land, but there are ample activities including pajama parties, a 4-D theater experience, character encounters, and more.
The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located at 6500 South New Hope Road in nearby Belmont, North Carolina. 380 blooming acres on the cusp of Lake Wylie offer flowers, fountains, trails, and a conservatory. The garden represents all four seasons throughout the year and offers special programs and events.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is located at 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Instruction, programs, festivals, and fun for all ages and skill levels span 1,300 acres. Paddle boarding, rock climbing, ropes courses, canopy tours, mountain biking, zip lines and water play are all on the agenda.
The Mint Museum is located at 500 S Tryon St. Visit the oldest art museum in North Carolina. The Mint Museum is one of the largest collections in the Southeast and represents international artists in awe-inspiring exhibitions. The museum also offers educational programs, special events, and more.
NoDa is Charlotte’s district for arts and entertainment. More than a venue, DoDa is a neighborhood imbued with culture and diversity. More than a neighborhood, it’s an area vibe. Live music, restaurants, craft beers, art, gifts, and more converge to encourage philanthropy and eco-friendly lifestyles.
The Main Library for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Library District is located at 310 N. Tryon Street. Nested in the Arts and Education District of Charlotte, the library is more than a place to read. Partake in special programs, classes, events, and entertainment suited to every-aged member of the household. As an added touch, the columns outside the building are engraved with literary quotes.
Charlotte, North Carolina hosts a variety of community events, not the least of which is Taste of Charlotte. Taste of Charlotte is a three-day festival featuring music, entertainment, activities, performances, shopping, and – of course – samplings from a multitude of area restaurants.
And this is just the tip of the Charlotte iceberg of things to do. No matter your age, skill-level, or areas of interest, Charlotte is ready to entertain you. From craft breweries to boutiques, from NASCAR to sports stadiums, from amusement parks to fun festivals, Charlotte is imbued with art, culture, history, diversity, community spirit, and a deep appreciation for living life to the fullest.
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