Charlotte is a great place to live or visit year-round, but springtime in Charlotte is particularly magical. The multitude of blooming flowers and trees in the Queen City are reason enough to visit, but you’ll also find ample opportunities for fun activities you can do with your grandkids. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Charlotte in the spring.
Take in a Charlotte Knights Game
What says spring like baseball and hot dogs? Enjoy the national pastime and root for the hometown Knights at beautiful BB&T Ballpark. While you’re there, be sure to take some photos with Charlotte’s beloved mascot, Homer the Dragon. And save some calories for a frozen goodie from The Fuzzy Peach, a North Carolina-based treats shop that offers waffle cones, frozen yogurt and more. You’ll find The Fuzzy Peach behind right field.
Check out the U.S. National Whitewater Center
At the U.S. National Whitewater Center, you and the grandchildren can participate in a variety of outdoor spring activities for people of all ages. If you’re looking for an adventure, try kayaking or whitewater rafting, rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, a ropes course or the zip line. If taking it easy is more your speed, you’ll find plenty of great people-watching as well.
Enjoy the Farmers Market
At the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, you’ll find an array of delectable produce you can buy — as you chat with the farmer who grew it! In this friendly atmosphere, peruse delicacies like goat’s milk cheese, grass-fed beef, jams and jellies, and baked goods, along with fresh flowers and handmade crafts.
Take a Stroll in a Botanical Garden
The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, located just outside Charlotte in nearby Belmont, features 110 acres of woods and meadows and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful gardens. Enjoy the half-mile woodland trail along with a variety of kids’ activities and nine themed gardens — including the tropical-themed Canal Garden.
Head for the Lake
If a day at the lake is right up your alley, you’ll love the Charlotte area. Located just 15 miles from Uptown, Lake Norman is the state’s largest man-made body of fresh water. The lake offers a number of public access areas where you can fish, hike, picnic and enjoy the spring sunshine.
If you’re looking for an activity your grandkids will adore, head to Carowinds, a 398-acre amusement park that also includes the 20-acre water park Carolina Harbor. You’ll find plenty of rides for thrill-seekers young and old along with shows, dining, special events and many other attractions. If you plan to visit frequently, consider a season pass.
Take Advantage of Spring Time in Charlotte
If you love beautiful weather and having fun with your grandchildren, you’ll find a multitude of things to do in Charlotte in the spring. While you’re here, we’d love to have you visit The Cypress of Charlotte. Please contact us to schedule your personal tour.