Outdoors & Adventure

Pick Your Own Harvest in Charlotte

Nothing tastes better than eating in season, and there are plenty of local farms offering “you pick” experiences within a short drive of Charlotte. Spend a day picking your own produce and enjoying the scenery at these homegrown stops.

posted by Jamie Killian September 27, 2022

How to Plan a Lake Day in Lake Norman

Where to eat, drink, paddleboard and lounge while exploring the Carolinas’ largest man-made lake.

posted by Kristen Moore June 13, 2022

Can’t-Miss Water Activities in the Queen City

As the temperature heats up in the Queen City, it’s time to cool down.

posted by Jamie Killian June 13, 2022

How to Plan a Day on Lake Wylie

Spend the day exploring this man-made reservoir by boat and relaxing amidst some epic lake views.

posted by Anders J. Hare June 10, 2022

Outdoor Dates in Charlotte for Every Couple

Take time to soak up some sunshine with your sweetheart.

posted by Emily Nobles February 04, 2021

Safe Outdoor Activities to Discover in the Queen City

Charlotte’s parks, greenways and urban trails offer wide open natural spaces to enjoy the fresh air and the company of a friend – from a distance.

posted by Jessica Swannie January 14, 2021

Make a Beeline for Discovery Place’s “Bug Lab”

Go under the microscope in this larger-than-life insect exhibition.

posted by Discovery Place Science January 01, 2019

10 Ways to Propose in Charlotte

When you're ready to drop to one knee, here are some of the most romantic places to propose in Charlotte.

posted by Chelsea Galusky October 12, 2018

Touring the Queen City: The Funny Bus

What do you get when you cross a stand-up comedy act with a BYOB bar on four wheels? A side-splitting, provocative ride through Charlotte like no other on The Funny Bus.

posted by Cassie Townsend February 13, 2017