There is always something fun going on around Charlotte NC! Sometimes there are so many choices it’s hard to narrow them down. Whether you’re taking a day trip from the city or traveling across the country for a North Carolina vacation, we want to help you enjoy all that our amazing area has to offer. Here are our Top 5 Things to Do around Charlotte NC.
#5 – Go Wine Tasting
There are upwards of 100 wineries in North Carolina and plenty of those are in close proximity to Charlotte. Rocky River Vineyards in Midland features sweet Muscadine wines, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cougar Run Winery in Concord offers hand crafted wine in small batches and an inside look into wine making. Old Stone Winery, Voted Best Winery in the Traid, is another great option within an hour of Charlotte.
#4 – Golf
When it comes to things to do around Charlotte NC, getting outdoors should definitely be one of them. The area is graced with mild weather which makes golf a popular sport year round. There are more than 40 public golf courses in greater Charlotte featuring impressive greens and scenic beauty. Our top picks include Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville and Rocky River Golf Club in Concord.
#3 – Enjoy the Arts
The greater Charlotte area prides itself on a thriving arts and entertainment scene. The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is home to the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Ballet, and the venue also hosts events and performances spanning all genres across its six stages in Uptown Charlotte. The PNC Music Pavilion is another showcase for artistic talent in Charlotte. The outdoor amphitheater attracts well-known musical touring acts to its large scale setting.
#2 – Watch Pro Sports
Charlotte is an ideal place to watch professional athletes in action, and we’re not just talking about football and basketball. In addition to the Charlotte Panthers NFL team and Charlotte Hornet NBA team, Charlotte is home to AHL hockey (Charlotte Checkers), MLL lacrosse (Charlotte Hounds), AAA baseball (Charlotte Knights), A baseball (Kannapolis Intimidators), USL soccer (Charlotte Eagles) and NASCAR (Charlotte Motor Speedway). The U.S. National Whitewater Center, an official Olympic Training Site with a world-class whitewater channel system, is another amazing opportunity to catch a glimpse of a professional athlete in training. Simply pick your favorite sport, and enjoy a professional sporting event in Charlotte!
#1 – Spend a Day at Lake Norman
Lake Norman is less than an hour away from downtown Charlotte. The largest man-made lake in the Carolinas provides endless fun for visitors and residents alike. On the lake, you can enjoy boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. Around the lake, there are playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails and biking trails to explore. Sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises are available on an old paddle boat, the Catawba Queen. There is plenty to keep you busy at Lake Norman, and conveniently, Davidson Village Inn is located in the heart of the Lake Norman area! Book your stay at our bed and breakfast today and start planning your trip to experience our Top 5 Things to do around Charlotte NC.
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