5 Things to Do in Charlotte

 

CharlotteA 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.

EpiCentre

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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.

BB&T Park

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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?

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  1. The EpiCentre was great! I visited there almost every day I was in Charlotte.
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  2. Interesting that you mentioned the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I was never interested in the sport UNTIL I got dragged to that museum by a friend. Turns out, I found it fascinating! Been interested in the sport ever since! Nice city Charlotte.
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  3. I had never been to Charlotte before FinCon and I was pleasantly surprised! I really wish I would have looked into the Panthers’ schedule before going because I would have loved to catch a game. I love football and their stadium looks so nice and their fans seem really fun. I did check out the EpiCenter numerous times, including some bowling! It seemed like a pretty hot spot for people to watch some college games too.
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  4. This brings back some good memories of the two years I spent living in Charlotte. Eating at the Cajun Queen is simply a must! The Whitewater Rafting center is outside of town and is worth a visit as well. I also liked the murals in the Bank of American Building’s lobby. Charlotte is a fast growing city and many of the residents are from out-of-town. It’s New South all the way.
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  5. Haven’t been to Charlotte in eons. You mention some really great things to check out. It’s a beautiful city.

  6. Great post. I have been in Charlotte a lot when I was younger, and in the Coast Guard.
    As for me I visited there, because Charlotte used to be the Mecca for Pro Wrestling.
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    Thanks for sharing this with us.
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    • I’ve heard that Charlotte used to be the Mecca for Pro Wrestling. Ric Flair still lives in the Charlotte area if I’m not mistaken.

  7. Been ages since I visited Charlotte, which means it should pop up on my radar again. I didn’t know about the Epicenter and that looks appealing; Nascar not so much.

  8. The only times I’ve been in Charlotte it was downtown at trade shows and I realty didn’t get around. Since I’m a sports fan I would probably follow your suggestions if I had the time.
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  9. I have not been to Charlotte, but would like to visit one day. I would likely spend time exploring its historical sites. I hope you enjoyed Fincon.
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  10. I went to graduate school in Chapel Hill and I love North Carolina. I miss it especially during the fall and the spring. But I’ve never been to Charlotte. I’m sure it’s boomed over the last 20 years. I know a lot of young professionals relocated to Charlotte in the late 90’s. Kind of like Austin, I think. It sounds great.
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  11. Thanks for this, Jason! My husband’s grandchildren (and their parents!) live in Charlotte now and so this piece will be helpful in planning our trips there!
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