Discover a variety of things to do near the Charlotte airport

Whether you’re here for a weekend getaway or to attend an on-site meeting, you’ll find that the Country Inn & Suites, Charlotte I-85 Airport is perfectly situated near the city’s best shopping, eateries, and entertainment. If you’re traveling with your kids, head to Discovery Place to check out the interactive museum, or catch a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Looking for more active things to do? You can try your hand at whitewater rafting, climbing, and zip lining at the US National Whitewater Center, located four miles away. After you wrap up a long day of meetings in Uptown Charlotte, treat yourself to some retail therapy at Concord Mills, Charlotte Premium Outlets, or SouthPark.

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Carowinds

10.05 mi / 16.17 km from the hotel
Watch live shows and climb aboard the thrill rides at the theme park, or spend the day cooling off in the water park. If you’re traveling with family, stop by Camp Snoopy for plenty of PEANUTS™-themed attractions.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

16.3 mi / 26.24 km from the hotel
This speedway hosts NASCAR racing, including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America Roval 400. The complex is also home to zMAX Dragway, the only concrete, four-lane drag strip in the US.

Charlotte Premium Outlets

5.45 mi / 8.77 km from the hotel
Find all your favorite upscale fashion designs at this expansive shopping complex that features 100 outlet stores, including Ann Taylor, Kate Spade New York, and Michael Kors.

Concord Mills

14.84 mi / 23.88 km from the hotel
North Carolina’s largest shopping center, Concord Mills is home to more than 200 stores, including favorites like H&M, Nike, Best Buy, and Michael Kors. Take a break from shopping at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, the mall’s own aquarium.

Discovery Place Science

5.46 mi / 8.79 km from the hotel
Both children and adults love this interactive museum, where you can design and conduct your own experiments, journey through the human body using virtual reality, and meet unique animals face-to-face.

PNC Music Pavilion

13.96 mi / 22.47 km from the hotel
This outdoor performance venue is the perfect choice for a summer concert or festival. Get your tickets to see stars like Florida Georgia Line, The Doobie Brothers, and Dave Matthews Band.

Richard Petty Driving Experience

16.3 mi / 26.24 km from the hotel
Have you ever dreamed of being a race car driver? Sit behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car and take some laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway with the guidance of a professional driver.

The Billy Graham Library

3.99 mi / 6.43 km from the hotel
Visit this library to learn about the Charlotte farm boy who transformed into a Southern Baptist minister of international renown. You can trace the steps of Graham’s fascinating life through exhibits, gardens, and his restored childhood home.

Mint Museum

5.15 mi / 8.29 km from the hotel
The Mint is North Carolina’s oldest art museum, featuring one of the largest collections of ancient and contemporary works in the Southeast. Look around the city for even more of the museum’s sculptures.

SouthPark

8.63 mi / 13.89 km from the hotel
Find exactly what you’re looking for at SouthPark, a mall with more than 150 stores—from Apple to Louis Vuitton—and delicious restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

4.16 mi / 6.69 km from the hotel
Buy an activity pass and go whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, rock climbing, or mountain biking to your heart’s content. The center’s artificial whitewater river, one of the world’s largest, is an official US Olympic training site.

UNC Charlotte

12.35 mi / 19.87 km from the hotel
Head to UNC Charlotte’s lively campus to visit a student or attend an event. Don’t miss seeing the 49ers play at one of the campus’s many sports complexes.