A couple weeks ago I was in Charlotte for Fincon. I’ve been to the city a few times, but I never really had the chance to be a tourist and see what the city has to offer. Today’s post goes over 5 things that you can do in Charlotte. Hopefully, I get a chance to do a few of them during my next visit.
This is the one place on the list that I’ve actually been to. The hotel that I stayed at during Fincon was located there. The EpiCentre has a collection of restaurants, clubs, bars, retail shops, a bowling alley and a movie theater. I enjoyed that area a lot. Some of the restaurants to choose from are Wild Wing Cafe, Moe’s and Librettos Pizzeria.
Bank of America Stadium
If you are a football fan you have to check out Bank of America Stadium. That’s the home of the Carolina Panthers. Besides NFL games, Bank of America Stadium also hosts a few college football games including the “Belk Bowl”.
NASCAR Hall of Fame
The third item on this list is the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I’m not the biggest NASCAR fan, but the Hall of Fame looks legit. A quick search on their website showed that tickets are only #20 for adults. The HOF is also open 7 days a week.
If you’re a fan of baseball you should try to attend a game at BB&T Ballpark. The stadium is the home of the Charlotte Knights which is a Triple-A minor league baseball team. I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures of the ballpark, but it is very nice. The first game took place there in April 2014.
Carowinds Theme Park
Carowinds is a theme park that is located on the borders of Charlotte, NC and Fort Mill, SC. The park has been open since 1973. It has a total of 64 rides. 13 of them are roller coasters. Carowinds is broken up into 8 themed areas. The themed areas are Carowinds Plaza, Planet Snoopy, County Fair, Carolina Boardwalk, Thrill Zone, Boomerang Bay, Carolina RFD and Carolina Showcase.
Bonus – Charlotte Hornets
The Charlotte Hornets are back! If you’re an NBA fan you can check out one of their games if they’re in town. The Hornets play in the Eastern Conference. Micheal Jordan is their owner.
Have you ever been to Charlotte? If so what did you think of the city? If you haven’t been, would you visit?