8 Unique Things To Do In Charlotte This Summer

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8 Unique Things To Do in Charlotte This Summer

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Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the most exciting cities in the state thanks to the numerous things there are to do and see. As the summer months begin to bring many tourists to Charlotte, you may want to steer clear of well-known hotspots, including the Levine Museum of the New South, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and Discovery Palace. Instead, break away from the busy crowds and check out these 8 Unique Things To Do In Charlotte This Summer.

8. Lake Norman


Only a short drive away, Lake Norman is the greatest place to feel like you’re on a vacation while also being close to home. Spend the summer checking out the Outdoor Cinema Series, the Rural Hill Summer Food Festival, and many other unique activities you can enjoy under the sun or the stars.


7. David Černy’s Metalmorphosis

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Indulge your artsy side and check out David Černy’s awe-inducing work of art, Metalmorphosis. Located in the Whitehall Technology Park, the sculpture rotates and spits water into a pool below. Set up a picnic and stare in wonder at this man-made creation, we guarantee you’ll have a hard time looking away.


6. Harper’s Restaurant Group’s Get Cookin’ Classes

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Ranging between $30 to $40 depending on location, the Harper’s Restaurant Group’s Get Cookin’ classes will teach you the necessary skills and knowledge to become the best at-home chef you can be. Not only are these classes educational, they’re also fun and very delicious.


5. Ovens Auditorium

Located next to Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium is always putting on a new show. Whether you’re into music, are a comedy fan, or a theatre geek, the daily entertainment is as vast as it is fun. Check out the auditorium’s website for a full list of their upcoming events and buy your tickets for a show today!


4. Reed Gold Mine

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A historical site a short trip away, Reed Gold Mine is great for people of all ages who want to learn more about North Carolina’s rich history. Being the first documented gold discovery site in the United States, people travel from all around the world to explore the restored mine tunnels at Reed.

3. Rooftop 210 – EpiCentre

Very few places offer a view of the Charlotte skyline quite like Rooftop 210 at the EpiCentre, a spacious venue that hosts concerts, festivals, and fashions shows. Be sure to check out all of the events happening at Rooftop 210 this summer and enjoy the breathtaking views.


2. South End’s Gallery Crawl

Charlotte’s South End boasts numerous art galleries to be explored, which is why there’s the Gallery Crawl, designed for you to leisurely explore everything artsy South End has to offer. It’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of galleries and exhibits you probably haven’t visited before, and you can stop for food and drinks throughout the crawl.

1. U.S. National Whitewater Center

The USNWC is renowned for their endorsement of physical activity and the great outdoors. With 1100 acres, there’s plenty or room to rock climb, zip line, mountain bike, kayak, paddle board, or to just take it easy and relax under the trees. You’ll never run out of things to do at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.


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