5 Adult-Friendly Activities Around Charlotte


Charlotte is just as much fun for adults as it is for families and kids. There are a lot of outdoor activities in the area that great for the kid-free. Plus, in the last few years, Charlotte has become quite a foodie town and a craft beer lovers paradise. Here’s a list of some of our favorite local spots to visit for adults.

1) Whitewater Center - The Whitewater Center is just as much fun without the family, maybe more! Enjoy a hike, rafting, or any of their awesome activities. Don’t miss River Jam, the summer music series.

2) Visit Breweries - There are great breweries in Charlotte and new ones are cropping up all the time. In South End, check out Old Meck for traditional beers, Sycamore for fantastic flavors, and The Unknown for something unique. In NoDa, NoDa Brewing and Birdsong are both local favorites. Up in Lake Norman, Bayne has a great location close to the lake and good beer as well.

3) Run (or Walk) Along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway - If you’re a runner, you’ll appreciate the views along the Greenway. Right now, it’s great for short runs and walks, but once they finish the expansion, there will be 19 miles of trails and connectors. Start in Elizabeth and head south toward Freedom Park for a scenic run.

4) Visit The Mint - Check out The Mint Museum in Uptown or Eastover to check out modern art installations and works by local up and coming artists.

5) Eat - There are some great restaurants in Charlotte and even out in the suburbs. There are tons of great options that we didn’t list, but here are some of our favorites by neighborhood:

Uptown - 5Church (by Top Chef contender Jamie Lynch) or The King’s Kitchen (by Jim Noble)
Elizabeth - CustomShop or The Fig Tree
Barclay Downs - Good Food on Montford or Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen (Also a Jim Noble restaurant)
Lake Norman/Davidson - Kindred
Coulwood/Mountain Island Lake - Heirloom
Waxhaw - Heritage
Huntersville - Eez

Enjoy the adventure!