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Answer this3 AnswersHi - we have lived outside of Charlotte for 2 years, and last year we purchased a season pass from Carowinds for the 1st time. It is a very good park to visit, and is comparable to other Paramount amusement parks. We have a 7 year old and a 3 year old, and there were plenty of rides to keep them busy. They also have a water park to cool off when you need a break, which is nice. The staff varies, so the service is adequate but nothing to brag about. But the rides are great! Tons of coasters, lots of games. You will need to spend the entire day to get your money's worth if you do not get a pass. Hope this helps - have a nice trip!
Answer this1 AnswerGood choice that, North Carolina for adventure. Check out Asheville and the Smokies to its west, including a great 12-mile dayhike up Mt. Cammerer (more info on hiking and things to do in the Smokies at http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_national_park/tn/hi_smok.htm). In the same vicinity, you've also got the Nantahala Gorge, with some primo mountain biking and whitewater rafting (more ideas and info at http://vacation.away.com/north-carolina/travel-v2-cid9222-nantahala-national-forest-cid350266-active-and-adventure-vacations.html). Then there's the coast, too, especially the Outer Banks, which offers camping, surfing, kiteboarding, and scuba (more info at http://vacation.away.com/north-carolina/travel-v2-cid362308-outer-banks-cid350266-active-and-adventure-vacations.html). Outside magazine did a good road-trip feature on the Outer Banks, albeit several years ago, at http://away.com/outside/destinations/200307/200307_roadtrip_2.html. Hope this helps. Have a great trip
Answer this1 AnswerTry the Southpark Mall, considered the best mall in Charlotte. There are a lot of boutique stores around there as well.
Carol81 answered:There looks to be a number of NASCAR team shops in your area, Sue, so maybe choose based on your favorite team/driver? Joe Gibbs Racing has a race shop and gift store in Huntersville, 15 miles up I-77 (exact address is 13415 Reese Blvd. West, Huntersville, NC 28078). Wood Brothers Racing have a shop in Harrisburg, midway between Charlotte and Concord, off I-485 (physical address is 7201 Caldwell Rd, Harrisburg, NC 28075). The headquarters of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. is about 30 miles north of Charlotte in Mooresville (1676 Coddle Creek Highway Mooresville, NC 28115). Lastly, Stewart Haas Racing is located off I-85 in Kannapolis (6001 Haas Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081). Its just under 20 miles from Charlotte. Most of the stores look to be open during weekdays, but call ahead to confirm opening hours/times.