In Charlotte recreation invites visitors to linger and stay awhile. Who says business and pleasure can’t be synonymous? Charlotte’s Metropolitan area makes all things possible. Nestled against the impressive skyscapes in North Carolina’s historic city of Charlotte, whether you are an indoor or outdoor enthusiast, those who call the vast bustling area home find enough fun to keep them entertained and active for years to come!
Going All Natural
Is nature just a step away from your doorstep? Embrace it! In Charlotte, anything is possible. Here are some interactive Charlotte Recreation options that might just become your go-to hang out with friends and family:
- Take a stroll through the Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary.
Giving birth to the creation of such interactive and beautiful gardens, Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson showed their locals in 1927 how the culmination and preservation of pristine beauty in nature, should literally be at the center of every good Charlotte resident bird’s eye view. Three acres on Ridgewood Avenue invite tourists and/or nature lovers alike to envelop themselves in the burgeoning greenery. Well tended paths lead to blossoming flowers, native and decorative fauna while birds fly or nestle amid the vibrant viridescent shades.
For families who desire to share their love of nature with their young, the Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary annually hosts environmental education activities such as storytime, backyard bird counts and for the children who dream of displaying their engineering skills, there are birdhouse building contests. Adults as well can join in the fun by experiencing the wellness, art, photography, gardening and landscaping workshops they offer annually.
- Enjoy the water works!
Lake Wylie is a man-made lake that is an integral part of the Mecklenburg, York, and Gaston counties. Especially in the summer months, this versatile lake takes on a life of its own with events ranging from weekly ski to team events to wakeboarding shows. Live music shows like the culturally delightful Allison Creek Bluegrass strum to the beat of their own instruments livening up the shores of Lake Wylie, drawing performers and audiences from all walks of life.
Do you desire one-of-a-kind experiences? A mix of botanical and boat-worthy events might be the “dab that’ll do yah!” Lake Wylie hosts a beekeeping event as well as a boat parade to involve locals and adventurous tourists. If a fun and full life on the lake is what you crave, Charlotte’s got your ticket to the lake lifestyle!
Indoors and Engaging
Are various excursions into a culture, and viewing expressive art media your passion? Perhaps the racing circuit is more your speed? How does Charlotte strive to engage an active audience? Here’s how:
- By going international!
A forerunner in art and culture, the Mint Museum is known internationally continually inspiring creativity through the celebration of renowned art works. Exhibitions highlighting various art mediums from African, European and ancient American artists, give Charlotte recreation a global appeal and display how the beauty of self-expression can be shared over many different languages. No rainy day blues for you! Expose yourself and loved ones to a global scene indoors with activities that are engaging and educational!
- By celebrating the Nascar Hall of Fame.
Uptown Charlotte offers Nascar enthusiasts and North Carolina culture seekers 150,000 square feet of exhibits, historic information, and hands-on experiences. Fan-favorite vehicles, various ceremonies, and behind-the-scenes expeditions along with racing simulators allow adrenaline junkies first-hand looks at the race car experience!
Charlotte’s Metropolitan area is the bridge between indoor and outdoor experiences! No matter where your need for pleasure leads you, Charlotte has the path to a fun-filled future.