Experience athletic greatness beyond the Bank of America Stadium at the NASCAR Hall of Fame where you can check out artifacts, explore hands-on exhibits, and learn about NASCAR history.Explore nature and science at the Discovery Place Science museum, specially designed to pique curiosity in your little ones' imaginations. From an underwater aquarium to rainforest exhibit and 3D IMAX films, it's bound to be sensational!Visit Charlotte's nearly 100-acre park for relaxation next to the 7-acre lake where you can watch Canadian geese year-round. Set out for an adventure on the hiking trails and enjoy batting cages, volleyball courts, and other sports facilities free of charge.
No car? No problem! NCDOT trains run throughout North Carolina and can take passengers from Charlotte's main station to just a few blocks from the Bank of America Stadium. You can also use Charlotte's streetcar service, the CityLYNX Gold Line, the light rail LYNX Blue Line, or the Sprinter express bus service to get around town.Don't miss the Freedom Music Series which hosts internationally-renowned acts each summer at Freedom Park. Entrance is free, and the city also shows films in the park throughout the summer!At the end of November, check out the iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade with a regional marching band and choral performances. If you visit in the spring, you can catch the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Charlotte for bagpipe performances, dancers, and traditional Irish specialties!