Discover the many fun things to do near UNC Charlotte

Choose the Country Inn & Suites near UNC Charlotte for your next visit to the Queen City and discover exciting things to do nearby, from shopping at Concord Mills to cheering on the racers at Charlotte Motor Speedway. If you brought the kids, you can visit Carowinds for thrilling roller coasters or head to Discovery Place Science for some hands-on learning. Outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where you can try out Olympic-level whitewater sports and activities like rock climbing and zip-lining. Traveling for business or attending a trade show? Our comfortable rooms and suites put you around 20 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and the Charlotte Convention Center.

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17.32 mi / 27.88 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. You can stop by Camp Snoopy for plenty of PEANUTS™-themed attractions for the little ones.

Charlotte Convention Center

7.48 mi / 12.04 km from the hotel
Located in Uptown Charlotte, this convention center hosts everything from corporate galas to trade shows. You can grab a meal at the on-site food court or take a break to explore adjacent downtown attractions such as the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

5.7 mi / 9.18 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

15.26 mi / 24.56 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

5.1 mi / 8.21 km from the hotel
North Carolina’s largest shopping center, Concord Mills is home to more than 180 restaurants and stores, including favorites like H&M, Nike, and Michael Kors. Take a break from shopping to explore SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, the mall’s own aquarium.

Discovery Place Science

6.97 mi / 11.22 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.

Uptown Charlotte

7.4 mi / 11.92 km from the hotel
With its eclectic mix of businesses, entertainment, and cultural attractions, downtown Charlotte (“Uptown” to locals) is well worth your time. You can shop, dine, browse museums and galleries, and experience the city’s dynamic nightlife.

PNC Music Pavilion

3.01 mi / 4.85 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

5.7 mi / 9.18 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.

Mint Museum

7.52 mi / 12.1 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.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

14.2 mi / 22.85 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

1.25 mi / 2.01 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 many sports complexes on campus.