Eight ways to enjoy spring in the Queen City

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It’s officially spring, and the Queen City is in full bloom. As the days get longer and the nights get warmer, we are fully into the glory that is spring. Here are eight ways of our favorite to celebrate spring in Charlotte.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
The enchanting Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the perfect place to kick off spring. Enjoy a picnic surrounded in a floral oasis or a beautiful stroll through the garden.

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens via dsbg.com

Carowinds Opening Weekend Peanuts Celebration
Carowinds officially opens for the 2018 season on March 24th. Come dressed in your best Peanuts gear on the 24th or 25th and get $20 off regular admission to the park.

Bike around the city with Limebike
Soak in the weather by taking a ride around Uptown with Limebike, a dockless bike share that allow riders to return bikes wherever bikes are allowed. Limebike is one dollar for every thirty minutes or fifty cents a minute for students.

Home exhibition Game For The Charlotte Knights
3/26 – Head to the BB&T Ballpark as the Charlotte Knights return with their home exhibition game against Chicago.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

A quaint hike at McDowell Nature Preserve
Just a short drive from Charlotte, McDowell Nature Preserve is the perfect far off escape to enjoy a hike. With over seven miles of trails, McDowell offers hikers and nature enthusiast the opportunity to explore beautiful terrain and striking views.

Tuck Fest
4/19–4/22 – Enjoy this local three day festival celebrating the outdoors through competitions, exhibitions, and live music at USNWC.

Get A Local Ice Cream Cone
Celebrate spring with everyone’s favorite warm day treat at Two Scoops Creamery. With a variety of homemade flavors and seasonal specials Two Scoops will have you coming back all season long.

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The 4th Annual Moo and Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival
4/28 – Enjoy live music, sample from various breweries, and taste foods from local restaurants as they vie for the title of Creative Loafing’s Best Burger.