Charlotte Things to Do

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  • Things to Do
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Charlotte

  • 1. Uptown Architecture and Sights

    Boston may lay claim to revolutionary heritage that includes Paul Revere, but the Queen City of Charlotte has its own midnight rider in Captain Jack. There are many folks around these parts who...

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  • 2. Carowinds & Amusement Parks

    Boomerang Bay at Carowinds is a really cool water park, with something for 'kids' of all ages and heights, including splash parks/play areas from zero-depth and wading-pool-depth for smaller kids to...

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  • 3. Museums

    Attempting to get up close and personal with airplanes on the tarmac these days can result in an interrogation by federal agents (or worse). Avoid any confrontation and visit the Carolinas Aviation...

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  • 4. Public Art

    Thanks to the Charlotte Arts and Science Council’s (ASC) Public Art Walking Tour, residents and visitors alike can take advantage of a free, specially developed nine block walking tour of Charlotte’s...

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  • 5. Historic Fourth Ward

    Had a GREAT day today! Went to Discovery Place to check out the Body World exhibit, then watched an IMAX movie there. Walked a block down the street to have some microbrewed beer and a quick lunch at...

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  • 6. Parks

    Reedy Creek Park & Nature Preserve is a Mecklenburg County Park in northeast Charlotte. Initially, the land for the park was purchased by the City of Charlotte, but transferred to the county when the...

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  • 7. Sports

    The Carolina Panthers play in Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte. This is a nice, new stadium with great views and probably the best selection of beer I have ever seen at a professional...

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  • 8. Performing Arts/Theaters

    MAJOR CHANGES FOR FIRST TUESDAY CONCERTS IN FALL OF 2012 Charlotte Chamber Music has merged with the Bechtler Museum. The first Tuesday of each month during the school year (September through May),...

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  • 9. The Mountains

    Take a day-trip to Asheville Asheville is a mountain city less than 2 hours from Charlotte (hop on I-85 westbound to 26 to Asheville). It is a beautiful location with a rich literary community and...

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  • 10. Lake Norman

    Lake Norman is growning by leaps and bounds!! It is a great place to hang out in the summer time and a nice place if you choose to live there. It's about 30 minutes from Charlotte (with I-77 traffic)...

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  • 11. Churches

    Thompson park is located on East 3rd Street in downtown Charlotte, and is home to St. Mary's Chapel. (I was married at this chapel!) St. Mary's Chapel is open to the public each Friday from noon till...

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  • 12. Walk the Charlotte Liberty Walk

    The May 20th Society, named after the date of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence which predated the US Declaration by a few weeks, has recently...

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  • 13. Further Outside of Charlotte

    If you get way outside of Charlotte, you will realize that North Carolina gets very rural and in may areas, very poor. 85 of the state's 100 counties are...

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  • 14. The Carolina Thread Trail

    Since shortly after the white man first came to the Piedmont region of the Carolinas, the area has been a center of textile production. Unfortunately, in recent...

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  • 15. Carolina Thread Trail progress in 2011

    The Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) added 10 plots totaling 1,623 acres in 2011 closing the year with the acquisition of a 175 acre site to be known as the Long...

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  • 16. Wing Haven

    Since 1927, Wing Haven has been a unique fixture in Charlotte having been developed as the private gardens and residence of the late Elizabeth and Edwin...

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  • 17. Elizabeth Avenue Farmers' Market

    One usually thinks of farmers markets as being wonderful sources of fresh, high quality just off the farm produce, dairy products, even crafts at very...

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  • 18. Levine Museum of the New South

    Fried okra. Mint Juleps. Heat. Drawls. These might be what comes to mind when you think of the South -- but there's so much more to this amazing slice of the...

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  • 19. Kayaking on the Catawba

    The Catawba river runs through the central Piedmont area of North Carolina, winding in lazy turns across the landscape until it heads into Lake Wylie and South...

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  • 20. Carolina Raptor Center

    Unlike their mythical cousins, the velociraptors, modern-day raptors are real birds of prey that strike like death from the sky. Visitors can expect to see a...

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  • 21. President James K. Polk State Historic Site

    James Knox Polk was born on a 400 acre farm worked by his family in Mecklenburg County, NC in 1795. The oldest of ten children, Polk suffered from poor health...

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  • 22. Carolinas' Thanksgiving Day Parade

    The Carolinas' Thanksgiving Day Parade, a tradition since 1947, is one of the largest get-togethers of Carolinians that takes place during the year. It boasts...

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  • 23. Visit the South End

    The area known as the South End is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Charlotte. It was in decline for many years but is adjacent to several very prestigious...

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  • 24. Rafting, kayaking, biking, climbing, etc.

    The U.S. National Whitewater Center is an outdoor recreation facility set on the banks of the Catawba River, just west of Charlotte, which features all of the...

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  • 25. 1st Friday Gallery Crawls

    Charlotte has a growing, and often very talented, arts community and seems to be striving to become the art shopping destination of the southeastern USA. There...

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