A Few of Charlotte Metropolitan area gems
Charlotte is one of the most unique cities. It's combination of a fast paced lifestyle with southern-charm undertone mesmerizes anyone who visits. No wonder Charlotte is one of fastest growing cities in US. With its economy blossoming, Charlotte is not just all work and no play. We are proud of its many unique leisure activities. From the U. S. National Whitewater Center to the Bank of America Panthers Stadium, we offer a wide variety of activities for you to choose. Below, I have compiled a small list of some of my favorite pastime places to visit and things to see.
This is just a tiny glimpse into what Charlotte has to offer.Each section has a small description but once the button 'Read More' is clicked, a summary of helpful and pertinent information will appear. My goal for this part of the site is for you to use it as a "cheat sheet" of fun things to see and do in our beautiful city. I hope you find it useful and happy exploring!
-Linda Hoverman O'neal
Anne Springs Close Greenway
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is an extensive protected natural area in Fort Mill, South Carolina consisting of approximately 2,100 acres of lakes, forests, and pastures that include trails for hiking, biking, kayaking, and horseback riding.
The Charlotte Epicentre is a must-see for bars & younger couples and for the numerous outstanding restaurants with outside seating. From great shopping to the movie theater, the Charlotte Epicentre is a sure-fire way to spice up your Saturday evening.
Located in the heart of Charlotte, Discovery Place offers a day filled with fascinating information, outstanding exhibits, and a fully loaded IMAX Theater that is sure to keep the entire family entertained until nap time. The exhibits change each season so be sure to visit here more than once to not miss out!
Bank Of America Stadium
The town's pride & joy when it comes to Sunday afternoon. Come out to see Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, and Greg Olsen as they take on the NFC South & the rest of the NFL on 10 Sundays (hopefully more) per year!
It is also suggested to do one of their tours as they are very entertaining!
NASCAR Hall of Fame
One of the South's most proclaimed sports resides right off the 277 exit; the NASCAR Hall of Fame features 40,000 square feet of racing stardom. Check out their website to see the latest inductees!
U. S. National Whitewater Center
Opened in 2006, the US National Whitewater Center is a non-profit that provides numerous activities such as canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, ziplining, events, & so much more!
Time Warner Cable Arena
Time Warner Cable Arena, home of the Charlotte Hornets & Charlotte Checkers, provides as a venue for multiple very many shows & acts all year long. Check out the special offers section as they always have a deal going on.
BB&T Ballpark features one of Charlotte's most priceless views. The home of the Charlotte Knights features an outstanding view of the Queen City as fireworks fire off every Friday night.
Be sure to try 'The Fuzzy Peach' for some of the Carolina's best frozen treats.
Carowinds Theme Park
Carowinds, opened in 1973, is a theme park that has been constantly expanding. Within this theme park you will find a multitude of outstanding rides, events, restaurants, and games. This attraction is sure to provide many weekends of fun times for you and your family.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Approximately a half an hour away from Charlotte, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens are a great place to take your family or your friends for a day of walking, observing, and enjoying. These gardens are highly suggested in the Fall & Spring months.
The Mint Museum is a cultural institution in Charlotte, North Carolina that comprises Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Together these two locations have hundreds of collections showcasing art and design from around the globe.