It's summer in Charlotte. Kids are beginning to get out of school and the weather is turning warmer. So, it's time to enjoy what Charlotte has to offer. Here are a few things to do in Charlotte NC during the summertime:
Discovery Place (301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC) - Kids get a real hands-on experience at the Discovery Place. Science is fun and entertaining here. The Explore More labs allow kids to conduct their very own science experiments in a completely safe, informative environment. You can even put yourself and the kids in a movie in the Discovery Place's IMAX Dome Theatre.
Charlotte Nature Museum - Located next to Freedom Park and operating in conjunction with the Discovery Place, visitors can walk amongst the butterflies, see live animals, watch puppet shows and engage in a number of hands-on activities every single day.
US National Whitewater Center (5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC) - The Catawba River can be your playground. You can go whitewater rafting, zip line, mountain bike, kayak, paddle board and much more at the US National Whitewater Center. The latest attraction, the Canopy Tour, takes you up amongst the trees, where you zip line from platform to platform high above the ground. The River's Edge Bar and Grill is a great place to have dinner after a day of fun in the sun. Every Thursday during the summer, you can enjoy live music at the Whitewater River Jam concert series.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC) - Named one of the country's 20 Great Gardens by HGTV, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden offers more than a stroll amongst the flowers. Learn about photography, floral design, local wildlife and more. The Orchid Conservatory showcases orchids and other tropical plants inside its glasshouse, the only one of its kind in the area.
NASCAR Hall of Fame (440 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC) - Since Charlotte is home base for most of the teams in NASCAR, it's only fitting that the NASCAR Hall of Fame calls Charlotte home as well. Learn about the history of the sport, the pioneers and the legends, enjoy interactive exhibits, view cars from races past and even get a bite to eat at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant located on-site.
Carowinds (I77 & 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC) - Charlotte's premier theme park, Carowinds offers 122 acres of family fun. In addition to the thrilling roller coaster rides, attendees can get soaked in the Boomerang Bay water park, watch live stage shows and eat at any of over 30 restaurants. It's a full day of fun you won't want to miss.
As you can see, there are many things to do in Charlotte NC this summer. These are just a few ideas to keep you busy. If you want more information on what else Charlotte has to offer, feel free to contact me. Have a great summer!