If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC then you already know there is lots to do in this city. But did you know that Charlotte has been named one of the top 10 Spring Break getaways for families by livability.com? If you want to play this spring break, here are some ideas.
Become a local foodie. Take a tour of one of Charlotte's many farmers markets including Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, Kings Drive, or Atherton Mill and Market. Then see and learn how our food goes from the farms to the table at the 7th Street Public Market, where you can dine in the heart of Charlotte's food and culture hub.
Start your engines! NASCAR lovers won't want to miss a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown. The whole family will enjoy a ride in the realistic racing simulators, a run at the fastest time in the Pit Crew Challenge and a look at 18 historic cars that make up Glory Road.
Get moving and explore Charlotte on some of the city's best greenways, hiking trails and parks. Take in the city views on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and end with a family picnic at Freedom Park. Or enjoy the green spaces in the heart of Uptown at The Green and Romare Bearden Park. Kids will also love learning about nature at the Charlotte Nature Museum, McDowell Nature Center and the Carolina Raptor Center.
Get your adrenaline pumping with a visit to the "thrill capital of the Southeast.” This spring, Carowinds will unveil the new Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster. You can enjoy over 50 rides, shows and attractions as well as Planet Snoopy, a section of the park just for kids.
Take your explorers on a ride to remember at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Home to the world's largest man-made recirculating river, you can go whitewater rafting, zip lining and kayaking with the whole family while enjoying dining and entertainment options.
Cheer on the home team at BB&T Ballpark. The Charlotte Knights kick off their second season of family fun and themed baseball games against the Norfolk Tides on April 9.
For more information and ideas – Charlottesgotalot.com