If you love the outdoors, you’d love to visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC). Located about 15 minutes away from uptown Charlotte, the USNWC, which opened in 2006, is a non-profit facility for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Spread across 700 acres, the USNWC offers visitors to pursue several different outdoor activities, by air, land and water.
There are a wide variety of activities that can be done at the USNWC (not just whitewater rafting!), from hiking and mountain biking, to canoeing and whitewater rafting, to going on zip lines and rope courses for all ages and skill levels. And in case you’re the quiet type, you can simply take your computer and do your work in the Pump House Biergarten! You can even take your dog(s) along with you on the exclusive dog-walking paths.
The UNNWC also has a lot of scope for having a good time, especially in the company of family and friends. It features the River’s Edge Bar & Grill, which features a wide variety of foods, good wine and craft beer. The center also acts as a host to various adventures, music as well as food events like such as the Whitewater River Jam, Zipline & Dine, and the Microbrews Cruise.
You’re never going to get bored visiting this place. That’s for sure.
Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214