Charlotte is the perfect place for a family reunion. With indoor and outdoor activities for family members of all ages – and hundreds of restaurants to please any palate – you’ll never run out of memories to make.
Family Activities in Charlotte
U.S. National Whitewater Center – At this world-class outdoor recreation complex, you’ll find a full spectrum of family fun and thrills, from gentle rafting excursions to the extreme “Rodeo Rafting,” as well as kayaking and more. For adventures on dry land, the center offers a rock climbing wall, zip-lines, mountain biking and more. At the River’s Edge Bar and Grill, families can enjoy a meal together (and adults can enjoy some local craft beer) while watching rafters brave the rapids.
Carowinds – This popular Charlotte amusement park is a hit with all ages. Younger kids will love the rides at Planet Snoopy while fearless teens will be impressed by the Intimidator, the fastest roller coaster in the Southeast, and the WindSeeker, a swing ride 301 feet above the ground. As for Boomerang Bay, the 20-acre water park, that’s sun-soaked fun for everyone.
NASCAR Hall of Fame – This interactive museum entertains the whole family with hands-on activities for kids and 40,000 square feet of exhibits for race fans.
Discovery Place – Learn and play together at the premier science museum in the region. Challenge yourselves at learning labs, try out interactive exhibits and then chill out together at the IMAX® Dome Theatre.
These are just a few of the standout family reunion activities built for groups – see more family attractions and activities.
Dining in Charlotte
Whether your family has a hankering for North Carolina BBQ, burgers, pizza, a perfect steak, Thai food or something else entirely, it’s easy to find crowd-pleasing restaurants that fit your style and budget. See more dining listings.
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