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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. ”
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Hotel
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“During the day you can enjoy the eateries and at night you can enjoy the uptown night life ”
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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. ”
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Theme Park
“This theme park is filled with roller coasters, water park amusements and family rides about 7 miles away. ”
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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!”
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Park
“It’s absolutely beautiful and big enough to spend your entire afternoon at. ”
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Museum
“Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop, NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio and an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The 5-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000-square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. The goal of the facility is to honor NASCAR icons and create an enduring tribute to the drivers, crew members, team owners and others that have impacted the sport in the past, present and future.”
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Art Museum
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“Want to enjoy some culture? Take a trip to uptown Charlotte and visit the Mint Museum.”
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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. ”
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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.”
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Basketball Stadium
“"The Hornet's Nest" - Home of the Charlotte Hornets! Venue host many of large events and concerts.”
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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 :)”
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Shopping Centre
“Looking for a deal? Check out the Charlotte Premium Outlets located just off I-485 & I-77.”
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Point of Interest
“If you’re into professional racing, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is less than a 20 min drive away. ”
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Performing Arts Venue
“State of the art theater with wonderful plays and musicals in beautiful uptown Charlotte.”
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Art Museum
“Beautiful collection of 20th century masterpieces, including works by Warhol, Miro, and Picasso. The current collection is "Framing It." ”
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