charlotte nc activitiesWhether you’re new to the area or looking for something fun to do when friends and family visit from out of town, Charlotte offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained all weekend long. From the amazing culinary scene to the various professional sports, there is an activity for everyone.

Visit a Brewery

Charlotte is home to several breweries including Legion Brewing, Sugar Creek Brewing Company, and Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Each brewery has its own vibe and features delicious beers and great food. Whether you’re looking for something fun to do during the hot summer months or an activity to escape the rainy, grab a group of friends and make some memories this weekend!

Try a New Restaurant

Charlotte’s culinary scene is quickly expanding and with new restaurants opening on a regular basis, it’s giving residents a fun activity to do all weekend long! Looking for a new restaurant to check out? Here are some of our favorites!

  • Haymaker – Serving meals made from farm fresh ingredients and delicious cocktails in uptown, you’ll love indulging in the artisan cheese board, foraged mushroom toast, and herb dumplings.
  • Bulla Gastrobar – Inspired by Spain’s tapas scene, the creations at Bulla Gastrobar are ones you won’t want to miss out on. The lentil soup, tuna tartar, and grilled octopus salad are unlike any you’ve ever had.
  • City Smoke – What’s food in the south without a little BBQ? The team at City smoke is cooking up contemporary flavors with a menu featuring smoked meats, rotisserie chicken, and multiregional barbecue.

Spend a Day on Lake Norman

Just minutes from Charlotte, Lake Norman is a great place to spend your weekends, especially when the weather starts to warm up! From wake-boarding and rowing to fishing and sailing, the number of activities to do on and off the water are endless. Not a huge fan of the water? Enjoy a hike at the nature preserve or head to Downtown Davidson and enjoy all of the local boutiques.

Visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Providing guests a chance to reconnect with nature all year long, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located on 380 acres featuring spectacular gardens, fountains, and a conservatory dedicated to tropical plants and orchids.

Catch a Charlotte Hornets Game

Cheer on your bellowed Hornets at Spectrum Center! Whether or not you’re a basketball fan, heading to the stadium to catch a game with friends and family will be a blast. Plus, who doesn’t love a messy plate of nachos and infectious excitement?