Just a Short Drive from Winston-Salem – Top Three Attractions in Charlotte

Traveling from Winston-Salem to Charlotte has always been an exhilarating experience. If you are planning to visit North Carolina, we recommend you visit Winston-Salem. The city is located in a very strategic location. You can drive from Winston-Salem to Charlotte in just an hour and a half.

There are many attractions in Charlotte that will appeal to you and other tourists. From local football stadiums to beautiful botanical gardens and museums, Charlotte has it all. But, we recommend you stay in Winston-Salem and then take a day trip in the gorgeous weather to Charlotte to really enjoy the best of both worlds! Here are some of the best places to visit in Charlotte!

1. Carowinds

There’s no better place to begin than Carowinds, one of the most popular attractions in Charlotte. Spread over an area of 398 acres, Carowinds is located right beside Interstate 77. This is one of the most popular parks in the whole state, offering a series of wild rides and places to stay. The Fury 325 is a hair- raising roller coaster that goes as high as 325 feet and stretches to a mind numbing 6,602 feet. The Carolina Cyclone, another crazy rollercoaster, spins through four 360 degree loops at extremely fast speeds. The Carowinds is filled with fun activities, such as the Boomerang Bay, The Great Wilderness Lodge, the Dinosaurs Alive and many others. We think our readers would love the thrills offered at Carowinds!

2. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Known as the “Garden of all Seasons,” the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is one of the top attractions in Charlotte for people who like serenity and natural beauty. Spread over an area of 380 acres, the Botanical Garden features rolling meadows, lakefront property and woodlands. The massive area covered by the garden itself is used for a variety of different purposes. There are ponds, fountains and thousands of different plants and flowers throughout the garden. There are 32 employees that take care of the garden, helped by more than 100 volunteers. The garden also has the only public conservatory in the region, dedicated to the display of tropical plants.

3. Discovery Place

The focus on modern day science and technology makes Discovery Place one of the best attractions in Charlotte, according to us. Discovery Place is a science and technology museum and is open for visitors of all age groups. There are hands-on interactive exhibits, experiments and thrilling activities for people who want to view the wonders of science up close. Only recently, Discovery Place was completely overhauled and re-imagined as one the top science and technology museum in the region. There’s also a massive IMAX Dome Theater. The theater offers a vast array of educational exhibits, programs and opportunities. You can enter the Discovery Place from the main entrance at Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte.

At Visit Winston-Salem, we are dedicated to making your experience in North Carolina as best as can be. That is why Visit Winston-Salem offers you information about all the best places that you can visit in and around the city of Winston-Salem. Traveling to Winston-Salem opens a lot of doors. Greensboro, Charlotte and Raleigh are all about an hour’s drive from Winston-Salem. It gives you the chance to really enjoy what North Carolina has to offer!

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