If you’re looking for springtime activities in Charlotte, look no further.
Whether you’ve lived in Charlotte your whole life, just moved here last year, or have only been in town for a week, you probably know how much the weather can change, especially in winter and spring. One minute you’re wearing a hat and scarf, the next you’re playing a round of golf in shorts and a polo. Whatever weather you’re facing, we want you to have great and affordable options for fun in the area. Today we’ll discuss our recommendations of where in Charlotte you should go in the spring.
First, we’d be striking out if we didn’t mention bowling! With over 20 different types of bowling alleys across the Charlotte area, there’s fun to be had by everyone. Come rain or shine, it’s a perfect activity for families, with various programs geared toward kids and adults alike.
“Whenever the forecast calls for sunshine, I’ll be blazing the Rail Trail.”
For when the sun is shining, Leatherman Golf Learning Center is a great option for both the lone wolf and for families. The range features a Topgolf-like deck, a covered level to tee off of, a putting green, and a full 18-hole putt-putt course. At less than $10 per round, this is a fun and affordable option all year long.
The Plant House is a recent addition to our Queen City, and it’s a great chance to get your hands in the dirt. While clearly being a one-stop shop for all your plant needs, the Plant House also does various workshops each week. Feel free to stop by anytime to see what kind of plant magic you can make on the spot or sign up online for one of their classes. With themes like ‘Kids’ Jellyfish Terrarium’ and ‘Succulents and Sangria Night,’ this place is meant to bring out the green thumb in everyone.
We’d be doing the springtime a disservice if we didn’t mention the Rail Trail. This 3.5-mile walking path is fully paved, and it follows the city-wide light rail train system straight through the heart of Southend. If it’s even remotely nice out, you’re sure to see bikers, runners, photographers, and lots of dogs all along the trail. It’s an ideal spot for doing some small business shopping, visiting the weekend farmer’s market, or grabbing a springtime beer. You can also rent bikes using the city bike system or grab an electric scooter to get around faster. Whenever the weather forecaster announces sunshine and 70° weather, I’ll be lacing up my walking shoes and heading out with a sunny spring in my step.
Those are only a few highlights of the Greater Charlotte region. If you’re out and about and you find an area or small business in the community that you think is worth highlighting, feel free to send us pictures, and we can shine a spotlight on them on our social media. If you have any questions or would like more recommendations, give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!