Tourist Attractions in Charlotte

Charlotte is an old town with a lot to offer visitors, we have listed a few activities in the region within reach of Charlotte Douglas Airport.

Charlotte: 4-Hour Private Party Tour by Electric Cart

This private 4 hour long customizable party tour is perfect for a night out for whichever reason you find fits, be it a pub crawl, scavenger hunt, brewery tour, bachelor or bachelorette parties, friends’ night out, wedding parties, birthdays, team building – this tour can be customized to fit what you and your group, up to 15 participants, of people want to experience this evening.

Once the evening kicks off just sit back and relax while your driver takes you to your chosen locations by electric cart.

Alternatively, in case you want to explore Charlotte from a local’s perspective, you can ask your guide to show you the real Charlotte and the driver will take you to neighborhoods such as NoDa, Plaza Midwood and South End, each with their own distinct entertainment districts, or you can ask the driver to take you where you would like to go and you will be chauffeured in the electric cart from place to place, of your choice, all evening, within some limitations, of course.

The tour includes the electric cart, and the driver/guide, as well as the flexibility to customize the tour. Food, drinks and gratuities are not included.

Charlotte: Queen City Ghost Tour

This walking ghost tour through Queen City’s dark streets has the duration of between 1 and 1 and a half hours during which time you will discover freakish tales of the city’s past as well as of the ghosts that still haunt Charlotte today.

The stories you will hear will be told by a professional local tour guide and are well researched and documented accounts of historic hauntings, in short – true stories about ghosts.

The family-friendly ghost tour will take you to 8 ghostly locations in the city, unless you want to get more spooked and go for the upgraded and extended option of visiting 12 creepy sites instead of the basic 8.

Hear how the Tar Heel State got its nickname, the spooky version, and listen to the tales of how a bar that was imported from the Emerald Isle was attached with spirits who journeyed from Ireland.

Included in the tour are also visits to spots of historical importance, like the site of the Battle of Charlotte where you will hear thoroughly researched and spooky stories about men who lost their lives in the struggle for independence.

Although the stories and tales you will hear on this tour may be creepy, this tour is family-friendly so the stories are not aiming to leave anybody lying awake at night.

Charlotte: Historic Uptown 90-Minute Segway Tour

Charlotte is one of the 20 largest cities in the USA and it has interesting sites and attractions that might not be all that well-known.

This 1.5-hour Segway tour begins with 15-20 minutes of practice and orientation before it is time to head out on the adventure of discovering both the old and the new of this city that was already well established during the Revolutionary War.

Visit the southern part of the city which hosts new museums and cultural spaces making it a good place to get an idea of Charlotte’s current development and discover the history of Charlotte in the center of the city where the tour will ride through the Fourth Ward neighborhood housing Charlotte’s oldest homes and cemetery.

During the Segway tour you will also get the chance to see Charlotte’s high-rises and skyscrapers up close, and of course many outdoor fountains and public works of art as you appreciate the cultural diversity found in the Levine Cultural Park and in Roman Bearden Park.

Charlotte: 90-Minute Electric Cart City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the vibrant city of Charlotte on board an electric cart driven by an expert guide while learning about the city’s architecture, character, history, local life and vision during a fun and educational 1.5hour sightseeing tour.

On this tour you will get to discover the 4 wards of Uptown Charlotte where you get to see some of the city’s most popular museums, churches from a variety of denominations, luscious parks as well as the sports stadiums, including a stop to take photos outside the Carolina Panthers Stadium.

One of the most popular highlights of the tour is the historic 4th ward where you get to admire the architecture of the 19th century homes that are found here while also learning about the rich-history of this vibrant district.

The tour guide will also offer commentary and recommendations to help you enjoy your stay in the Queen City even more.

The tour begins at the well-known Fitzgerald’s Restaurant, famous for their dangerously delicious fried pickles. The participants of the tour will get to enjoy complimentary fried pickles before the tour even begins.

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium General Admission

Enter the magical world of SEA LIFE and discover 10 different zones and exhibitions to explore, encounter up to 5,000 undersea creatures, journey through freshwater lakes and the depths of the ocean, all in one place.

Visit a small part of the Catawba River in the Freshwater Exhibit where the residents are species of the local streams, rivers and lakes.

Make friends with underwater creatures who live in harbors around the world in the Harbor Exhibit, and watch hundreds of schooling fish surround you while visiting the Shoaling Exhibit.

During the visit to the Seahorse Mangrove Exhibit you get to witness the mystical creatures with a horse-shaped head as they grip seagrass with their curly tails or suck up tiny shrimp with their long snouts and puckered mouths.

Become mesmerized by the happy and smiling stingrays that are found in Stingray Bay, a magical place where you get to step right into a sunken ship full of the mysterious creatures the live in the darkest and deepest parts of the ocean.

The awe-inspiring underwater Ocean Tunnel is found in the Tropical Ocean Exhibit where you get to stroll under the sea surrounded by shoals of glittering fish beside you and sharks and rays glide over your head. This is also where you get to see Neptune, the rescued green sea turtle.

The often beautiful jellyfish can be seen dancing through water in the Jellies Exhibit, while the kaleidoscope of colors found at the Coral Reef Exhibit will mesmerize with all the shapes, colors and patterns you can imagine, and more.

Lastly, and maybe the most important part of the experience, is the visit to the Conservation Cove where you get to learn how you can be a part of helping protect and preserve the ocean and the magnificent creatures that live there.

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