The U.S. National Whitewater Center is great no matter what you’re into!
Today I’m sharing our inaugural “Where To Go in Charlotte If You’re Interested in [Blank]” blog, and I could not be more excited. If you have a family, we have something for you. If you’re single, we have something for you. Whether you’re interested in music, drink, or activities, you’ll love the U.S. National Whitewater Center!
Located about 20 minutes from the heart of uptown Charlotte, this one-of-a-kind water center has something for everyone. The highlight is the guided raft tours through the rapids ranging from class one to four. It’s even where our Olympians come to train! People will often set up chairs around the course just to watch and enjoy the scenery. You can see everything from atop the entrance bridge: the gear shop, the restaurant, the stage for summer concerts, the zipline, and of course, the rafters and kayakers.
It’s great because you can go either way when you visit: adventuring or just relaxing.
On the far side of the center is an open water rock climbing wall which is a perfect place to practice bouldering or just have some fun. It’s also where they host the polar plunge in February, which our director of operations, Mimi, jumped into last year.
There are tons of trails through the woods as well as a gravel path that follows the water. Most of these highlight the challenging high-rope courses dotted throughout the center. All of the paths are dog-friendly. With so many trails, it’s no wonder they host all sorts of races from 5ks to 10ks and even a dog jog.
Once you’re done with your adventure, or maybe you just came to relax, you can grab a drink and a snack from the various markets and restaurants around the center.
Even though summer is winding down, it’s still a great place to go. In the winter, they’ll turn the rafting area into a skating rink and put up various lighting exhibits along the trails.
It’s one of my favorite places to go. It’s great because you can go either way with it: adventuring or just relaxing. I especially love to bring all my friends, family, and out-of-town guests who’ve never been there. Their faces always light up when they walk in that amazing grand entrance.
If you want some more recommendations on where to go in Charlotte, or if you have any real estate questions I can help you with, don’t hesitate to give me a call. I’d love to help!