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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 along downtown streets.

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: Libraries; Religious Sites
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US National Whitewater Center
US National Whitewater Center
Owner description: The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all... more Owner description: The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its all-day pass programs, instruction, leadership school as well as festivals, races and other outdoor events. Whether you visit the Center's 500 acres on the Catawba River or participate in the offsite programs featured throughout the United States, the USNWC wants you to play, relax and learn outside. less
Attraction type: Sports Complexes
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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum of the New South
Visitors are awed by the interactive, multi-sensory exhibits at this museum dedicated to exploring the Southern United States during the post-Civil War period.
Attraction type: Civic Centers; Museums; Specialty Museums
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Discovery Place
Discovery Place
Owner description: Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place, one of Charlotte’s most popular attractions. Featuring hands-on fun for everyone, guests can walk the... more Owner description: Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place, 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 new 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: Science Museums; Children's Museums; Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

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Oggi Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #1 of 1,952 Restaurants in Charlotte
Carpe Diem Restaurant
Carpe Diem Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,952 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Lang Van
Lang Van
Ranked #3 of 1,952 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Ranked #4 of 1,952 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Fig Tree Restaurant
Fig Tree Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,952 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price: $24 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Continental
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sleep Inn North Lake
2.5 of 5
Sleep Inn North Lake
$63 - $227
Ranked #40 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charlotte/Northlake
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charlotte/Northlake
$54 - $84
Ranked #61 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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Continental Inn
2.0 of 5
Continental Inn
$54 - $103
Ranked #74 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne Area, NC
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne Area, NC
$132 - $236
Ranked #1 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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Homewood Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley
$109 - $229
Ranked #2 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte I-77 South
2.5 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte I-77 South
$122 - $174
Ranked #3 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge
4.0 of 5
The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge
$208 - $410
Ranked #11 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
$458 - $793
Ranked #14 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
4.0 of 5
Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
$123 - $319
Ranked #30 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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