Things to do

Things to do

Charlotte Motor Speedway & NASCAR Hall of Fame

Get ready for the ultimate NASCAR experience at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Beyond the races, you can join fellow fans from around the world in a thrilling simulator, using industry-level iRacing technology, or get a behind-the-scenes look by exploring ever-evolving interactive exhibits that trace back through history in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. You can compete in an interactive pit crew challenge against as many as 15 competitors with real-time events projected onto an epic 50+ foot screen, or even drive a real race car on the track.

UNC Botanical Gardens

Explore the vibrant beauty of nature at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. Take a walk through McMillan Greenhouse and marvel at exotic orchids, spices, and the rare Titan Arum flower, which only blooms once every 10-15 years. Step outside to enjoy native Carolina plant life in Van Landingham Glen or find some garden inspiration in Susie Harwood Garden with its mild climate plants. Admission is free, plus they offer classes and events throughout the year. Come get lost among lush flora and fauna at this botanical garden.

Quail Hollow Club

Charlotte is a golfer's paradise. With warm days practically the entire year, this city offers the best weather for golfing, plus you can pick between stunning public or semi-private courses to hit your perfect shot. Grab your clubs and get ready for an unforgettable round in one of America’s most beautiful cities.

Winner of the 2022 Charlotte Magazine’s People’s Choice Award for Best Golf Course, Quail Hollow Club opened in 1961. Originally designed by George Cobb, it had improvements made throughout the years by Arnold Palmer and Tom Fazio.