Enjoy fun things to do in Charlotte like riding roller coasters at Carowinds

During your stay at Radisson Hotel Charlotte Airport, you can find plenty of things to do like cheering on the NBA’s Hornets at the Spectrum Center or discovering your favorite work of art at the Mint Museum. Attend seminars at the Charlotte Convention Center, or catch an unforgettable concert at the PNC Music Pavilion. Here with the family? Head south on I-77 to take on the roller coasters and water rides at the nearby Carowinds amusement park. For more family fun, visit Discovery Place Science to learn about the coral reef and other ecosystems. After a restful night’s sleep in one of our hotel rooms or suites, our free shuttle is available to take you to the CLT airport, just four miles away.

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6.45 mi / 10.37 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 Motor Speedway

16.75 mi / 26.96 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

4.93 mi / 7.94 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.

Discovery Place Science

4.11 mi / 6.62 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

3.68 mi / 5.92 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

14.05 mi / 22.61 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

16.75 mi / 26.96 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

3.58 mi / 5.75 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.


3.86 mi / 6.22 km from the hotel
This centrally located entertainment hub features almost 40 different venues that include stores, movie theaters, and restaurants. You can bowl away the evening or choose from over 50 beers on tap at World of Beer.

Truist Field

3.81 mi / 6.13 km from the hotel
Skyscrapers form a unique outfield backdrop at this Uptown minor league baseball field, home to the Charlotte Knights. Stop by the Knights Armor Shoppe before the game to get merch for the whole family.

Spectrum Center

3.96 mi / 6.38 km from the hotel
See the Charlotte Hornets dribble the ball down their own court at Spectrum Center. If basketball isn’t your go-to, check the schedule for events ranging from pop concerts to bull-riding competitions.