Outdoor Activities in Charlotte, NC: US National Whitewater Center

US National Whitewater Center Rafting

When it comes to summer travel, I love to visit a city and submerge myself in the culture. I especially love to do what the locals do, go where they go, and eat where they eat. I want to have the full-on local experience. So, when it comes to outdoor activities in Charlotte, NC, where do the locals go for affordable fun? The US National Whitewater Center! Here’s the scoop on why you need to make time for USNWC on your next visit to the Queen City. US National Whitewater…

Four Corners Statues at Independence Square Charlotte, North Carolina #CharlottesGotALot

Four Corners Statues Charlotte, NC

Four Corners Statues Clockwise from Upper Left: Transportation, The Future, Commerce, and Industry. Taking a walking tour of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina was beautiful. On our walk, we ended up at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets. This particular four corners, named Independence Square, is the heart of Uptown and it felt as though the entire city met and moved on from these two streets. While waiting for the crossing signal, The Kid and I couldn’t help but notice the bronze statues at each of the corners. Weighing in…

This is Why We Walk in Charlotte, North Carolina #CharlottesGotALot

We love visiting new cities. Heck, I’d go so far as to say we adore, look forward to, and plan our summer road trips around visits to new big cities. That’s why I like to call my family the king, queen, and princesses of road trips. Road Trip Royalty, if you will. Ha! With all of the road tripping that we do each year, as soon as we hit a big city and pull into the hotel parking lot, we generally hand over the keys to the attendant and- walk!…