Recreation

Golf, Boating, Fishing & Tennis

rec (10)Whether you are looking for that rustic lake cabin or the luxurious lake home, you will have your pick in the Charlotte region. The Catawba River, Lake Wylie and Lake Norman provide exciting housing opportunities where you can get away to it all in a short commute from the workplace. Boating, fishing, water sports, golf and tennis can become part of your home life with Lake Wylie, 20 minutes to the south, and Lake Norman, 30 minutes to the north of the center city.

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Planned residential communities are liberally situated throughout the area. There is a PGA-sanctioned golf development at Piper Glen, and historic Quail Hollow Country Club is home to the PGA’s Wachovia Cup Golf Tournament, attracting the world’s best golfers.

 

Entertainment, Sports & Museums

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Your to do list could include The Living Sea OMNIMAX film at Discovery Place Science Museum; antique sleuthing through the Antique & Collectibles Market at Metrolina Expo; concerts at our outdoor amphitheaters, racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway; or an outdoor festival, Center CityFest 2000, where you can ring in spring. And don’t forget to visit Carowinds Theme Park, a treat for the whole family.

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Verizon Pavilion, opened in 1991. This 19,000 seat facility hosts a variety of entertainment including rock concerts, Broadway shows, and classical programs.

If you’re a sports fan, there is always great action to catch with the Carolina Panthers NFL Football, the Charlotte Bobcats NBA Basketball, Charlotte Checkers Hockey, the Charlotte Knights Baseball and of course, the College scene with sporting events from local area universities and colleges.

Some of the nations hottest stock car and Indy car racing can be seen at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Over 185,000 die hard fans attend the top three NASCAR Winston Cup events: the Coca-Cola 600, the Winston and the UAW-GM Quality 500. In fact, the Coca-Cola 600 is the third largest single day sporting event in the country. This 1.5 mile super speedway is recognized as the finest NASCAR facility in the US, and is ranked highly among the finest motor racing tracks in the world.

For more information on things to do in and around Charlotte, click on any of the links below.

 

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Carolina Panthers

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Charlotte Bobcats

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Charlotte Knights

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Charlotte Checkers

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Charlotte Visitors Bureau

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Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Mint Museum

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Northlake Mall

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Concord Mills Mall

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Mecklenburg Aquatic Club

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Mecklenburg County

Parks & Recreation

Only Hours Away

only hours away (13)The Blue Ridge Parkway is less than a two-hour drive away. The North Carolina Mountains are also home to several ski areas which offer fun and challenging slopes. If you are looking to experience warm hospitality in a lush, green environment, the neighboring Virginia Mountains offer many exceptional resorts.

A popular weekend or week-long destination is easy with the large number of family-oriented beaches and outstanding resorts located in both North and South Carolina. The golf capital of the world is a short two-hour trip to the Pinehurst-Southern Pines area. The seven courses of Pinehurst proper are renowned for their quality and subtleties. The premier course, Pinehurst No. 2, is rated as one of the finest greens in the world.