75 Fun Things To Do In Charlotte

Being that Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and one of the fastest growing in the US, you know there’s going to be plenty of fun things to do around the area. Charlotte is rapidly becoming a hub in the southeastern US and has a variety of historical attractions and entertainment options to keep people busy. Come explore this beautiful city with our top 75 things to do list.

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Carowinds

Be a kid again at Carowinds

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Price's Chicken Coop

Wait in line for the best take-out chicken In Charlotte Price’s Chicken Coop

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Lake Norman

Spend a soothing day at Lake Norman

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Charlotte Liberty Walk

Walk in the footsteps of revolutionary wars soldiers at Charlotte Liberty Walk

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The Common Market

Spend happy hour at The Common Market

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Las Delicias

Eat a $1.50 Cheese & Jalapeno Tamale from Las Delicias Bakery

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Freedom Park

Spend a lovely afternoon at Charlotte Freedom Park

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U.S. National Whitewater Center

Spend a splashing day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

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UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Discover a secret garden at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

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Brooks’ Sandwich House

Eat a $2.99 delicious hamburger at Brooks’ Sandwich House

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Yorkmont Farmers Market

Get to know your food at Yorkmont Farmers Market

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Ray's Splash Planet

Beat the heat (or cold) at Ray’s Splash Planet

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Carolinas Aviation Museum

Let your imagination soar at the Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Get swept away with natural beauty at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

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Charlotte Nature Museum

Walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion at Charlotte Nature Museum

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Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Relax and enjoy the serenity of Wing Haven Gardens

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Duke Mansion

Take in the breathtaking elegance of historic residence at Duke Mansion

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The Charlotte Museum of History

Explore the Charlotte Museum of History for a glimpse of living history

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EpiCentre Theaters

Catch a flick, have a dinner at EpiCentre Theaters

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Rooftop 210

Take in all of Charlotte’s uptown beauty in the open-air venue at Rooftop 210

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PNC Music Pavilion

Rock out with your favorite musical performers at PNC Music Pavillion

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The Evening Muse

Savor live music or an art gallery ambiance at The Evening Muse

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Harper's Restaurant

Get your hands dirty and your belly full at Harper’s Restaurant

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Charlotte Premium Outlets

Shop ‘til you drop at Charlotte Premium Outlets

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NASCAR Hall of Fame

Feed your NASCAR enthusiasm at NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Discovery Place

Step inside an amazing world of science at Discovery Place

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Freedom Park

Walk some nice paved trails at Freedom Park

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Time Warner Cable Arena

Get enchanted by a live basketball game at Time Warner Cable Arena

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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Listen to a storyteller at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Stroll along the water on a paved walkway at Little Sugar Creek Greenway

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SouthPark

Shop until you drop at SouthPark

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C-Charlotte Tours

Dive deep into Charlotte city with C-Charlotte Tours

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Mint Museum Randolph

Check out the pre-columbian artifacts at Mint Museum Randolph

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NoDa Brewing Company

Do some midnight madness with a coco loco porter at NoDa Brewing Company

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Visulite Theatre

Savor a live music session at Visulite Theatre

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DefyGravity Charlotte

Have a blast at DefyGravity Charlotte

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Inner Peaks Climbing Center

Peak your climbing enthusiasm at Inner Peaks Climbing Center

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Piedmont Social House

Drink, eat & bowl at Piedmont Social House

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Charlotte's Local History and Ghost Tours

Stroll through cemeteries & paranormal places with Charlotte’s Local History and Ghost Tours

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Charlotte Bike Tour

Ride along with others for a guided tour of the city at Charlotte Bike Tour

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Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Feel the adrenaline rush with Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

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Barefoot Archery

Explore your inner Robin Hood at Barefoot Archery

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Sycamore Brewing

Taste the local tap on a Sycamore Brewing tour

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Ovens Auditorium

Enjoy wonderful accoustics at Ovens Auditorium

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The Sleepy Poet Antiques Mall

The Sleepy Poet Antiques Mall

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Historic Rosedale Plantation

Take a blast to the past at Historic Rosedale Plantation

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The Dog Bar

Have fun with your fur-babies at The Dog Bar

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Tin Roof

Sing for fun at Tin Roof Karaoke bar

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Bojangles Coliseum

Get excited with a hockey game at Bojangles Coliseum

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Blackstone Shooting Sports

Blackstone Shooting Sports

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Marshall Park

Take a deep breath in the serenity of Marshall Park

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Strike City

Bowl & dine at Strike City

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X-tra Ball

Play some pinball arcade at X-tra Ball

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Phillips Place

Shop, dine & catch a flick at Phillips Place

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The Spa at Ballantyne

Nurture your mind & body at The Spa at Ballantyne

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Haven Day Spa and Massage

Have a soothing massage at Haven Day Spa and Massage

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Darby Acres Farm

Ride a pony/horse at Darby Acres Farm

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UpStage

Visit the NoDa’s new home for performing arts at UpStage

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The Green

Fall in love with the Whimsy of The Green Park

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Wooden Robot Brewery

Worship your sour beer at Wooden Robot Brewery

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Monkey Joes

Book a high energy bouncing party Monkey Joes

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Dish it Out

Get creative at Dish It Out pottery study

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Catawba River

Kayak at Catawba River

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Charlotte Cigar Club

Enhance your fandom of Cigars at Charlotte Cigar Club

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Savory Spice Shop

Thrill your taste buds at Savory Spice Shop

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Regal Park Terrace Stadium 6

Have a movie night out at Regal Park Terrace Stadium 6

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Beech Spring Mountain Bike Park

Hike a trail out at Beech Spring Mountain Bike Park

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Howl at the Moon

Have a fun night in a piano bar at Howl at the Moon

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Scorpios

Enjoy some poppin music at Scorpios

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Petra's Bar

Jazz it up at Petra’s Bar

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Istanbul Hookah

Check out the most potent hookah in Charlotte at Istanbul Hookah

Yes, these were our top things to do in Charlotte, but oh my oh my there’s so much more to this great city! We know we probably missed a few. And that’s where you come in. Let us know if something needs to be added!

While you’re at it, make sure to check out all of the things to do in Raleigh and some awesome weekend getaways in NC!