Countless Things to Do in Charlotte, NC
Ideally situated in the city's cultural and entertainment district, The Westin Charlotte provides convenient access to a wide range of fun things to do. Whether you're a sports fan, an outdoors enthusiast, or an art aficionado, you'll find an attraction to suit your personality.
Charlotte is a great destination for families, too, with fun and educational activities for all ages.
Charlotte, NC has a sport for everyone. Whether you're cheering on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium or catching a thrilling NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, you'll find no shortage of sports-related things to do and experience during your visit.
Bank of America Stadium
Located in Uptown Charlotte and within walking distance to The Westin Charlotte, the Bank of America stadium is adorned in black, silver, and Carolina Panther blue, showing its pride in its home team.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway is home to many NASCAR races including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600, Spring All-Star Race, and the Bank of America 500. When you stay at our downtown Charlotte hotel, you can enjoy the city of Charlotte and still be conveniently located to the track located in Concord, North Carolina.
The Charlotte Knights, a Triple-A minor league baseball team in the International League, are hosted in the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. This venue has a stunning view of Uptown’s skyline.
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Visit Charlotte's own NASCAR Hall of Fame to discover all there is to know about NASCAR. The 150,000 square foot, state-of-the-art hall of fame, entertainment attraction and museum houses all things NASCAR.
Experience some of the best entertainment in Charlotte at Spectrum Arena, home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. The arena is located just a few minutes away from The Westin Charlotte.
Recreation & Entertainment
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Adventure seekers and outdoor lovers alike will encounter a world of excitement waiting for them on banks of the Catawba River at the National Whitewater Center.
Activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, zip lining, rock climbing, mountain biking, and more on the center's 25+ miles of trails. If relaxing is more your style, the center takes advantage of its beautiful location by offering outdoor festivals and concert series.
Calling all adventure-seekers! Carowinds offers rides ranging from white water plunges to Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster. The Westin Charlotte welcomes guests back after an energizing and exciting day at Carowinds, which is located about a 20 minute drive from the hotel.
PNC Music Pavilion
Rock out to some of the biggest names in music at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. Just a short drive from the hotel, the pavilion can seat nearly 20,000 and has hosted a wide variety of artists and genres since 1991.
Art & Culture
Mint Museum Uptown
No matter your artistic preference, Charlotte has a wide array of culturally refined institutions that will inspire and unlock your creativity including the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts.
Discovery Place Science
Located less than a mile away from The Westin Charlotte, Discovery Place Science encourages kids and families to learn about science in a fun, engaging way. Throughout the year, the museum hosts informative programs, interactive exhibits; there's always a full calendar of things to do here.
Shopping & Dining
The Westin Charlotte is near several dining and shopping options located in Uptown Charlotte. Whether you decide to stay nearby or venture out into the city, you are sure to find what you're looking for close by.
Here in the South, we love to show off our special style of cuisine. Enjoy the many dining options in Charlotte as well as our own dining options on property.
Learn more about dining options during your stay at The Westin Charlotte.
Charlotte, NC's premier entertainment complex, EpiCentre, is a lively venue with activities ideal for all ages - including dining, shopping, live music, unique night life venues, and movies at EpiCentre Theatres. Both children and adults alike can enjoy bowling at Strike City, monthly family friendly events, and a Kids Club.
Metropolitan at Midtown
For the quintessential shopping location in downtown Charlotte, head to Metropolitan - an exciting retail destination located a little over three blocks from The Westin Charlotte.
Metropolitan at Midtown includes a variety of restaurants, boutiques, hair salons, the New Dominion Bank and major retailers such as Target, West Elm, Marshalls, Best Buy and Staples.
- AvidXchange Music Factory
- Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
- Knight Theater
- NC Music Factory
- Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
- Bank of America Stadium
- Billy Graham Library
- Carowinds Amusement Park
- Charlotte Convention Center
- Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
- NASCAR Hall of Fame
- National White Water Center
- Spectrum Arena
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- Charlotte Museum of History
- Discovery Place Science
- Harvey B. Gantt African American Cultural Center
- Levine Center for the Arts
- Levine Museum of the New South
- Mint Museum of Craft and Design