10 fun things to do in Charlotte NC today

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Whether you’re looking for fun things to do in Charlotte NC with the family or with your friends, there’s something for every age group in the city. Get exploring and enjoy all our area has to offer.

Camp North End
With over forty different tenants, Camp North End has something for everyone. Located just north of Uptown, Camp North End consists of food, shopping, and art collections on the 76 acre industrial site. Camp North End is one of the most unique and innovative buildings in Charlotte that is only going to get bigger and add new attractions each year.

Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway is bringing drive-in movies and concerts to Charlotte in an attempt to stay safe, but still have fun during the COVID era. The movies are typically kid friendly and the concerts have a range of country artists to pop singers. Visit the Speedway to enjoy some quality entertainment from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Trolley Pub Tour

The Trolley Pub Tour is an outside tour that can take you and up to 13 other friends on a trip through Uptown, Noda, or South End. Each trolley is a BYOB adventure and makes 2-3 stops along the way. Whether you want to design your own pub crawl, or enjoy a ladies night on the trolley, every ride is sure to be an experience you won’t forget.

Discovery Place
Discovery Place is a museum for all age groups that specializes in science and innovation. Discovery place has fascinating exhibits with dinosaur skeletons and indoor rainforest that are sure to capture the attention of anyone.

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Chef Greg Collier at his Uptown Yolk in 7th Street Public Market

7th Street Public Market
7th Street Public Market is a food hub located in the heart of Charlotte serving local foods seven days a week. With a wide variety from crepes to dumplings, the Market has all of your freshest foods for every different palette. Enjoy the high quality taste with affordable prices when you stop by the Market, located at the base of the 7th street station parking deck.

The Rail Trail
The Rail Trail is a 4.5 mile connecting South End to Uptown Charlotte, with vibrant works of art and delicious food spots along the way. Along the way you have a plethora of breweries, bars, and restaurants to take a break at along the way. A great spot for runners, dog walkers, and residents the Rail Trail is the perfect weekend adventure into the city.

Optimist Hall
Optimist hall is a food hall ranging from grilled cheeses, fried chicken, and sushi with a variety of other stalls, sure to satisfy everyone you bring. With a beautiful view of the city, you can sit and enjoy your food while grabbing a drink from one of the few bars located on the property. Kid friendly and dog friendly, Optimist Hall is the perfect spot to enjoy a hodgepodge dinner while looking at the Charlotte skyline.

Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery
Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery is the perfect outing to kick off the Fall season. Enjoy an afternoon trip just 30 minutes outside of the city full of apple picking, hard ciders, and apple cider donuts to finish off your day. Follow their facebook page to keep up with their crop availability and make the most out of your experience at the Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery.

Optimist Hall
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Inner Peaks
Tired of being cooped up in your home from quarantine? Inner Peaks is the perfect spot, located in South End, to experience an authentic rock climbing experience. With children and adult programs, Inner Peaks is a great spot to bring the whole family for a true indoor adventure. Whether you are an advanced or first time climber, Inner Peaks has the perfect course for you. 

Bad Axe Throwing
Bad Axe Throwing located in the heart of Uptown is the newest bar to open with a bit of a Canadian twist. Axe throwing is a Canadian pastime brought to Charlotte for first throwers or experienced axe throwers looking to join the 8 week axe throwing league. Book a private event for a group or walk in for a one hour session to learn the art of axe throwing.

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Inner Peaks

NASCAR Hall of Fame
Plan a trip to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for a once in a lifetime experience of being a true racer. Book an exclusive tour to learn what really happens behind the scenes of a NASCAR race or stop in for one of their guided tours through the Hall of Honour. NASCAR Hall of Fame is the perfect day trip for any family or group of friends looking for a unique experience.