Things to Do in Charlotte, NC

charlotte-attractionsFor those of you who have already been to Charlotte, you know what I’m talking about when I say that it is probably one of the most beautiful cities you can visit. With its pristine landscape and great architecture, it combines old world style with modern-day living. I have come up with short things to do list to help guide you the next time you make it into Charlotte, NC.

One of the coolest is the Us National Whitewater Center, located just outside the city. You can literally do tons of amazing activities here, like mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting and canoeing. Unlike boring activities like visiting a dental profesional, they provide onsite instruction for beginners and advanced types and have been in business for over 20 years. They have plenty of upcoming events, simply visit their main site at usnwc.org to learn more.

carowinds-charlotte-ncAnother great activity, especially for the kids, is the amusement park Carowinds. Admission for kids is around $25, and there are tons of fun rides for your little ones to enjoy. They have a water park on the site called boomerang Bay, which is open from May through September, and plenty of nearby accommodations. Experience the thrill of a roller coaster, or just float down the lazy river if you want. It’s a great way to keep the kids active.

For the history buffs out there, you can visit the home of our 11th US president, James K. Polk. Learn more about his presidency, including significant events that happened during his presidency, and check out some great gift ideas. You will also learn about his role in the annexation of California and the Mexican-American War. You can also check out the historic Rosedale plantation, which was built in 1815.

For the outdoor types, there are plenty of other things to do. Take a mountain bike tour with some great local providers such as the Tarheel Trailblazers, a local mountain club. There are over 35 trails in the Charlotte area, each with their own unique twist which will give you and your family an amazing time.

For the truly adventurous, there is always skydiving and hot air ballooning, but only if you’re not afraid of heights . Take things to a whole new level with Balloons over Charlotte, which gives breathtaking views of Lake Norman. Visit Charlotte and enjoy the experience as you visit the eye catching destinations.