U.S. National Whitewater Center
If the hot summer day doldrums have got the kids down, recharge their batteries with high-octane activities. Rev up their engines at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, or ride the waves on a rafting adventure at the world’s biggest man-made whitewater river. Cool down with a day of swimming in Charlotte’s largest lake, and end those toasty days with cool, silky ice cream. Charlotte’s best spots to spend a hot summer day promise this and so much more.
Finding something for tweens to do can be a bit of a challenge. They’re not little kids anymore, yet not quite teenagers either. Fortunately, keeping nine- to 12-year-olds happy is easy when you know where to look for Charlotte’s best stuff for tweens.
Standing in the middle of a Victorian-era garden surrounded by birds… white-water rafting minutes from uptown… attending a Southern hockey match… hand-feeding wild animals. Those activities may not be foremost on many “To Do” lists, which is why we count them among the best activities you wouldn’t think to do in Charlotte.