Things to Do in Charlotte, NC

Even in the Lake Norman area, we often run out of interesting things to do or want to try something new.  We are fortunate to live so close to Charlotte.  Particularly in the Denver, NC area,  Charlotte is just a short trip down the New Hwy 16. 

Soon Charlotte will be hosting the North Carolina Century 21 Awards Event and Spring Rally.  CENTURY 21 sent out a great list of things to do while in the Charlotte Area.  This list is great for any one venturing into the Charlotte area from anywhere during April 17-19 or any other time for that matter.

Even though we live so close to Charlotte, we often need the help of a friend that lives in Charlotte to point out the best places to visit.  Have FUN!

The Charlotte Epicentre

The Charlotte Epicentre

Down Town Nightlife:

EpiCentre complex – Charlotte’s newest downtown complex featuring restaurants, music, shopping, movie theatre.  Visit the website for a complete list.  210 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC. 

Featured attractions located in the Epicentre: 

Howl at the Moon – Dueling Piano Bar.  704-936-4695 

Whiskey River – country/rock/live music/dancing.  704-749-1097

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Whisky River

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Whisky River





BlackFin Restaurant – 704-577-4767 


Other Downtown attractions:  

Ri-Ra’s Irish Pub – 208 N. Tryon St., 704-333-5554 

Buckhead Saloon – 201 E. 5th St., 704-370-0687  

Cosmos Café – 300 N. College St., 704-372-3553

Cosmos Cafe

Cosmos Cafe




Blue Restaurant and Bar – Hearst Tower corner of 5th and College, 704-927-2583 

Capital Grille – 201 N. Tryon St., Ste 1000, 704-348-1400 


Local Attractions – Museums, amusement parks, festivals:

 Carowinds Amusement Park – 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273,






Ray’s Splash Planet – Indoor Water Park – 215 N. Sycamore St., Charlotte, NC 28202, 704-432-4729

Opera Carolina – Performance Saturday April 18: Turandot, Time: 8:00pm, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202, 704-372-1000                                                                                                                               

Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games – April 18-19, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078, 704-875-3113 

Discovery Place – 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202, 704-372-0471, 

Levine Museum of the New South – 200 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28202, 704-333-1887 

The Charlotte Museum of History And Hezekiah Alexander Homesite – 3500 Shamrock Dr.,  Charlotte, NC 28215, 704-568-1774 

The Mint Museum – 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207, 704-337-2000, 

Billy Graham Library – 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217, 704-401-3200



 South Park Mall – 4400 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211, 

NorthLake Mall – 6801 Northlake Mall Dr., Charlotte, NC 28216, 

Epicentre Shops – 210 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC, 

Ballantyne Village – 14825 John J. Delaney Dr., Charlotte, NC 28277,



Local Public Golf Courses:

Ballantyne Resort (Golf Club Course) – 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277, 704-341-4653 

Charlotte Golf Links – 11500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28277, 704-846-7990 

Renaissance Park Golf Club – 1525 West Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217, 704-357-3373 

Charles T. Myers Golf Course – 7817 Harrisburg Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215, 704-536-1692 

Highland Creek – 7101 Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269, 704-875-9000

Highland Creek Golf Course

Highland Creek Golf Course









About Michelle Nantz

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional: integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills, and a high-quality professional network ~ all of which are hallmarks of Michelle Nantz. In 2003, Michelle began her career in real estate, after a successful career in restaurant and hotel management with her last position as Regional Director of Operations running 56 hotels throughout two states. She owes her success in real estate and management to her expertise in people skills, managing, negotiating, and follow-up. However, it is Michelle’s dedication to quality service that she ultimately credits her success. Michelle shared, “In my experience as a Lake Norman real estate professional, I’ve found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to their needs.” This “client first” philosophy combined with continual personal improvement and keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies is a cornerstone of both Michelle’s and Lake Norman Realty’s business philosophy. In addition to Michelle’s extensive real estate education and her experience in the local market, she is also an Accredited Staging Professional®, which brings additional value to marketing her clients’ homes. Michelle and her family have made the Lake Norman area their home for over 10 years. In her rare leisure moments, you’ll find Michelle with her three children and husband, or unwinding with gardening or reading. “I live and work in this community and only have the best interests of our community and its members in mind,” says Michelle. Her community activities include participation in Denver Days, Relay for Life and support for Christian Ministries and area schools.
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6 Responses to Things to Do in Charlotte, NC

  1. Eric Taylor says:

    Michelle, don’t forget the Bobcats, the Checkers, the Panthers, Lowes Motor Speedway, theaters…. I Love Charlotte!

  2. erinatruba says:

    Hi! I’m the Community Manager of We’re building a website to highlight some of the most interesting places travelers around the world have discovered. We’ve read hundreds of blogs about Charlotte and we think that this post is awesome! We’d love to highlight excerpts from your blog (assuming it’s OK with you of course) and to discuss other ways of tapping into your expertise if you are interested. I’m at erin[at]
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  3. Wow! That’s a mouthfull of things to do in Charlotte. Its so many different things to do- it would take a year just to scratch the surface. That’s why I like living here!

  4. bliskiss says:


    I love your blog. I am def. all things Charlotte! As a matter of fact, I started a blog called B.L.I.S. (Beauty, living, Instyle). This blog contains beauty items that are local to charlotte, the hottest resturants and hotspots in the area from young professionals to married couples and Instyle, highlighting the best of Charlotte botiques. I am sure your clients would love this!

    By the way, I have to every place and your blog and I can truly say! I am not leaving! My husband and I choose Charlotte to start our businesses and our families! Continue your good work. I will send any house hunters your way!

  5. Beth says:

    Another fun thing to do in Charlotte NC — go to Sky High in Charlotte NC ( Kids and adults of all ages love this place.. you can jump on trampolines that are on the floors and walls in there. Its good exercise and a lot of fun!

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