Charlotte, North Carolina Family Vacation
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When it comes to NASCAR racing, Charlotte is the center of the universe. All the major racing teams are based here, and on race weekends you can practically breathe in the excitement. But even if racing isn't your thing, Charlotte offers plenty to get your motor running. Kids can take on the largest man-made whitewater river in the world at the U.S. Whitewater Center, get up close and personal with a moose at Lazy 5 Ranch, or create their own music videos at ImaginOn.
There are lots of opportunities for adventure for both the intrepid and timid at this unique adventure center and Olympic training site....
One ticket admits lucky kids to both the theme park and the water park that caters to both the fearless and mellow....
Don't let the strip mall location fool you—this small children's museum delights kids by emphasizing imagination over high-tech exhibits....
Kids will appreciate the pool and playground, but the real treat is the location, right at University Place. Step out the door and walk around the lake, shop at numerous stores, and have your pick of restaurants....
Hotel / Motel
A favorite luxury hotel in Charlotte, the Omni is in a great Uptown location. It provides parents with safety products like outlet covers and nightlights, as well as a goody bag and a suitcase filled with games and books....
Hotel / Motel
Situated Uptown, this hotel is in walking distance of all the attractions in the city center. It's also right next to a stop on LYNX (the light rail line), so if little feet get tired, you can hop on for a ride....
Hotel / Motel
A New Orleans-style restaurant right in Charlotte, this restaurant is repeatedly ranked as one of the best in town. Live jazz every night and Mardi Gras-beaded necklaces on every table add to the festive feel, but the real treat is the excellent menu....
You can't visit Charlotte without trying some barbecue, and this is the best barbecue in town. Slow-cooked over an open pit, the aroma alone is enough to draw you into this down-home restaurant....
With the steamed crab legs, peel-and-eat shrimp, and the lakeside location at University Place, you can almost imagine you're at the beach. Don't worry if your kids don't appreciate oysters, crabs, or ribs—chicken fingers are on the menu, too. ...
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Southern Charm, Fast Cars, and Unique AdventuresA Family Vacation in Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA with Babies
1.U.S. Whitewater CenterU.S. Whitewater Center
820 Hawfield Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Avenue of the Carolinas
Charlotte, NC 28273
3.Charlotte Museum of HistoryCharlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
4.Charlotte at PlayCharlotte at Play
10504 McMullen Creek Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28226
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