Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Some parents are uneasy about trick-or-treating on a school night, especially because Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year. Others may not be comfortable with their children masquerading around neighborhoods full of strangers. There are plenty of alternatives around the Charlotte area. Some include church fall festivals, corn mazes and shopping mall trick-or-treating. These are the best options this Halloween.
Historical southern horticulture, as well as exotic blooms and other wildlife, can be found in many places throughout Charlotte. In the city of Charlotte itself, rose gardens, bird sanctuaries and woodland trails, provide a peaceful oasis from the busy, noisy city life of a growing metropolis.