Ready to Explore like a Charlottean? Locals Share The Most Unique Things To Do in Charlotte
There are plenty of popular things to do in Charlotte, like trying the famous state BBQ or watching one of the Charlotte Hornets basketball games. "Optimist Hall is a favorite Charlotte destination for my whole family," says Anna Mesen, a local Charlotte Photographer. "If you want to go with family and friends, they have an adorable picnic area, Nature Museum, and volleyball and tennis courts. Plus, who doesn't love a good lake view?" Try ziplining at the Whitewater Center If you're looking for adventure, the Whitewater Center is one of the many unique things to do in Charlotte, NC. From white water rafting and biking to kayaking and rock climbing, you'll be sure to find an activity you're looking for - and an adrenaline rush. "Sometimes it's to go for a ride on the zip line, take a trip down the river on a raft, or just bring my Eno and hang in the trees for a couple of hours and listen to music or read a book." For vehicle lovers, enjoy a car show Stray away from the popular activities in the Queen City and find a unique thing to do in Charlotte - like a car show. Adrian Chu Redmond, one of Charlotte's local artists, shares, "One of my favorite things to do in Charlotte is to spend a romantic night at the Duke Mansion. This historic home is nestled in the charming area of Myers Park. With its cozy bedrooms, 4 1/2 acres of exquisite gardens, and the finale a delectable breakfast, it exudes southern elegance." Spend your day playing disc golf Want to try a new sport? Disc golf has exploded in popularity over the past few years, especially in Charlotte - as it has become one of the country's best disc golf cities. So if you're looking for unique things to do in the Charlotte area, the Disc Golf Pro Tour encourages residents to check out one of the 70-plus disc golf courses in the city. Robert, a Charlottean from Arts and Science Council, shares that "The Arts Walks CLT is a fantastic free resource for self-guided walking tours. I recommend the Uptown Trade & Tryon walk that includes one of my all-time favorite pieces, Il Grande Disco at Bank of America Plaza." According to TCG Events, "One of our favorite unique things to do in Charlotte, NC is to check out what is going on at the McColl Center." The McColl Center is a nationally acclaimed artist residency in Uptown, Charlotte.