Charlotte winters are considered mild, especially to our transplants from northern states, so getting out and doing things usually isn’t challenging. There are a lot of fun things to do in and around Charlotte during the winter months, and we’ve still got a couple more cold months until Spring. Here are a few of our favorites.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Inner Peaks is an indoor rock climbing facility with two Charlotte area locations: Matthews, and South End. They accommodate everyone from first-time climbers to advanced, and anyone five years-old and up.
Enjoy a Snow Day – Maybe
It does snow every year in Charlotte, but it doesn’t always stick to the ground. When it does snow and sticks to the ground, operations sometimes shut down. Charlotte isn’t equipped to handle snow like many northern US cities, and because of the climate, snow can turn into icy conditions. January – March is the time to cross your fingers for a snow day.
Ice Skating at the Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Centered has ice skating for the first time this season. The Upper pond includes 17,000 square feet of ice and is available for ice skating until mid-February 2020.
Watch a Charlotte Checkers Hockey Game
The Charlotte Checkers are a part of the American Hockey League and play at the Bojangles’ arena near Uptown Charlotte. Grab some concessions and get ready to watch the full-contact sport in action. The Checker’s season goes through April 2020.
Swing a Club at Topgolf
Topgolf’s hitting bays are climate controlled, making it a suitable for any time of the year. You don’t need golfing experience to play, and they have several different game options for different skill levels.
See a Show Through the Blumenthal Performing Arts
The Blumenthal Performing Arts hosts events that include comedy shows, dance, concerts, film, and many more. There are different venues throughout the city at which different events are held. Visit their website for event and ticket information.
Visit Discovery Place
Discovery Place has science and nature museums at the uptown location, and there are two Discovery Place Kids museums – one in Huntersville and one in Rockingham. The uptown location also has a kid’s area, so any location would be great to explore with the kids on a winter day. Uptown Discovery Place also has Charlotte’s only indoor rain forest. There are many exhibits to explore, and Antarctic Dinosaurs starts on February 8, 2020.
What do you like to do around Charlotte in the winter months? What did we miss?