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If you're looking for a destination with activities and attractions to keep everyone happy, Charlotte is the place. Carowinds theme park provides families with an exciting day of water sliding and roller-coaster riding, while Discovery Place offers more fun, but with education thrown in while the kids aren't looking. Anyone with a need for speed can head to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to watch NASCAR racing, while history buffs will enjoy the city's historical museums. Quiet days can also be had picnicking at a park or window shopping.

All things to do » Things to do

The Billy Graham Library
The Billy Graham Library
Owner description: Journey through history with one of the most influential voices of the 20th century. Learn more about Billy Graham and his message of God’s love. Through multimedia exhibits... more Owner description: Journey through history with one of the most influential voices of the 20th century. Learn more about Billy Graham and his message of God’s love. Through multimedia exhibits, films, and memorabilia, you'll relive the historic moments of his life. Tour the restored Graham family home, shop in Ruth’s Attic, and enjoy lunch in the Dairy Bar. The Billy Graham Library will leave you inspired by this amazing man and his message of hope. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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BB&T Ballpark
BB&T Ballpark
The Charlotte Knights are the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The Knights play their home games in Uptown Charlotte, NC at BB&T Ballpark.
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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NASCAR Hall of Fame
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Owner description: The NASCAR Hall of Fame is where legends live on. Where fun lives on. Where the race lives on. Enjoy amazing artifacts, interactive exhibits, simulator rides and special events... more Owner description: The NASCAR Hall of Fame is where legends live on. Where fun lives on. Where the race lives on. Enjoy amazing artifacts, interactive exhibits, simulator rides and special events at the High Octane Theater. Plus, you can grab a bite to eat in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Café or at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. You also can take home a souvenir at the gift shop to help you remember it all. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Freedom Park
Freedom Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Science
Owner description: Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place Science, one of Charlotte's most popular attractions. Featuring hands-on fun for everyone, guests can... more Owner description: Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place Science, one of Charlotte's most popular attractions. Featuring hands-on fun for everyone, guests can walk the rainforest, enjoy jaw-dropping experiments or wonder at the underwater world in the aquarium. Become immersed in larger-than-life IMAX adventures or the eye-popping 3D Theatre where science and nature spring to life. Plus, experience daily programming that stimulates the senses and imagination. It's scientifically proven fun! less
Attraction type: Children's Museums; Science Museums; Speciality Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Fig Tree Restaurant
The Fig Tree Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2,390 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price: US$24 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers
Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers
Ranked #2 of 2,390 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
Ranked #3 of 2,390 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Ranked #4 of 2,390 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price: US$14 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sushi
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Midwood Smokehouse
Midwood Smokehouse
Ranked #5 of 2,390 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Clarion Hotel Airport & Conference Center
2.5 of 5
Clarion Hotel Airport & Conference Center
US$70 - US$143
Ranked #66 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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Sleep Inn University Place
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn University Place
US$77 - US$118
Ranked #77 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway
US$76 - US$142
Ranked #90 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne Area
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne Area
US$144 - US$307
Ranked #2 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte - South Park
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte - South Park
US$150 - US$356
Ranked #3 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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Holiday Inn Charlotte-University Place
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Charlotte-University Place
US$101 - US$171
Ranked #4 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Ivey's Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Ivey's Hotel
US$226 - US$474
Ranked #1 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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The Ballantyne, Charlotte
4.0 of 5
The Ballantyne, Charlotte
US$215 - US$544
Ranked #6 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
US$360 - US$845
Ranked #14 of 178 Hotels in Charlotte
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