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Best things to do in Charlotte

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Rafting
“The U.S. National Whitewater Center is the world's premier outdoor facility featuring whitewater rafting, biking, zip lines, canoeing, kayaking, rappelling, rock climbing, live music, craft brews & more. Check their activity price on its website. ”
155 locals recommend
Hotel
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“During the day you can enjoy the eateries and at night you can enjoy the uptown night life ”
139 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home of the Carolina Panthers located in Uptown Charlotte is about 20 min by car or you can take a Lyft/Uber to the nearest light rail station which heads straight into Uptown. ”
97 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This theme park is filled with roller coasters, water park amusements and family rides about 7 miles away. ”
78 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“work up an appetitive shopping in all the high end stores of SP Mall then choose amongst several great eateries including Cheesecake Factory, Legion Brewery, Del Frisco’s, Cowfish, Bravo’s and many more!”
71 locals recommend
Park
“It’s absolutely beautiful and big enough to spend your entire afternoon at. ”
90 locals recommend
Museum
“Race fans will love it and non-race fans will find it interesting; kids with have a blast.”
79 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Best museum in Charlotte with sizeable collection! Plenty of events (sometimes FREE events throughout a given month) https://mintmuseum.org ”
65 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Open 24 hours 7 days a week (not best Croissants in town). I like their breakfast sandwiches and salted caramel brownies (I like sunflour bakery better). Coffee is delish. ”
95 locals recommend
Science Museum
“"Hands-on interactive exhibits, thrilling activities and experiments, and a IMAX Dome Theatre" Tickets are about $40 so a bit on the expensive side for some. Most visitors say its worth it.”
71 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“The larger concerts and events are booked here. It's just 20 minutes out. We recommend using the light rail as traffic can be painful and nearby parking very hard to find. Check: https://www.spectrumcentercharlotte.com/events”
73 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Tapas style with cool vibe, drinks are amazing, wine list rocks and I always get the hamachi jalapeño sashimi and beef skewers w/ chimichurri! You will have to wait so go ahead of time and grab a drink or put your name in and check out the surrounding area! I have eaten every dish on the menu,and if your adventurous they have some fun options like Rocky Mountain oysters and sardine fries :)”
79 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Looking for a deal? Check out the Charlotte Premium Outlets located just off I-485 & I-77.”
36 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you’re into professional racing, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is less than a 20 min drive away. ”
42 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Charlotte has some great live theater and musical performance groups travel through. Click the link below to see what shows might be available during your visit! https://www.blumenthalarts.org/ ”
44 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful collection of 20th century masterpieces, including works by Warhol, Miro, and Picasso. The current collection is "Framing It." ”
43 locals recommend