Whether you’re a native, new in town, or visiting for the weekend, it’s hard to deny the abundance of unique things to do in Charlotte. Here’s our list of eight unique things to do in the Queen City!
Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Located in Myers Park, this historic garden enclosed by brick is home to over 150 bird species. Take a stroll through this beautiful garden and bird sanctuary or take the kids next door into s.e.e.d wildlife garden for an educational and unique thing to do in Charlotte.
Address: 248 Ridgewood Ave
Picnic at the Duke Mansion
Take your loved one for a date night picnic in the park. The Duke Mansion’s beautiful garden is the perfect spot for a sunset picnic. Order a picnic basket from them or pack your own, the garden at the Duke Mansion is open to the public.
Address: 400 Hermitage Rd
Levine Center for the Arts
The Levine Center offers many unique things to do. Tune in for Jazz at the Bechtler, Opera at the Knight Theatre, or a taste of the Mint and stimulate all of your senses with one of these entertaining arts experiences.
Address: 550 S Tryon St
Camp North End
Home to artists, startups and fortune 500’s, this former Model T and specialized vehicle facility for the U.S. army has much to offer. With over a hundred outdoor seating areas, this creative multipurpose project is walkable. Try a workout class or visit the Wednesday farmers market and grab a beer at Free Range Brewing— hungry? Make a build-your-own charcuterie board at Babe and Butcher.
Address: 300 Camp Rd
Originally Atherton Cotton Mill, this mill has been re-inhabited with shops and eateries in the heart of South End. Spend an afternoon walking through the unique shops like The Golden Carrot and Bookout Blooms; but, make sure to dine at Indaco or Living Kitchen!
Address: 2000-2140 South Blvd
Lazy 5 Ranch
Buy a drive through ticket or take a wagon ride through Lazy 5 Ranch on a sunny day. Home to many unique and exotic species, there is much to see and do here and in the surrounding Mooresville area.
Address: 15100 Mooresville Rd
Charlotte Cycle Boats
You’ve heard of cycle-pub’s, but have you heard of a cycleboat? Spend an afternoon on Lake Norman with friends on one of Charlotte’s cycleboats.
Address: 400B N Harbor Pl Dr
Lady of the Lake
One of the most unique things to do in Charlotte— spend an evening on Lake Norman’s Lady of Lake over a three course meal. Take in all the beautiful sights Lake Norman has to offer on this dinner cruise with family, friends, a loved one, or just yourself and watch the sunset over the mountains.
Address: 1459 River Hwy