With Memorial Day weekend over, it’s now time for summertime fun! As temperatures rise, the city of Charlotte becomes a hot tourist destination. In fact, Charlotte’s attractions helps rank North Carolina as the sixth most visited state in the United States. Bring your selfie sticks because we’re going to reveal Charlotte’s hottest summer selfie hotspots.
#SummerHairDontCare at Carowinds Amusement Parks
Carowinds is considered the Thrill Capital of the Southeast. Thrill seekers can brave The Intimidator, which is the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in the Southeast. To beat the heat, head to Carolina Harbor to splash and slide the day away. Seeking out a more VIP experience? Get your besties together and rent out a private cabana to get the best poolside summer selfies.
#RooftopViews at Fahrenheit
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Situated on the 21st floor above the Skye Condos, Fahrenheit is known for one of the best views of Charlotte’s skyline. Folks head to the rooftop patio, complete with sleek fire pits, to capture Charlotte’s colorful sunsets.
#WineTime on the Swan Creek Wine Trail
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Wine lovers will enjoy a visit to the Yadkin Valley. There are six gorgeous vineyards all within 5 miles of one another. The close proximity makes biking from one vineyard to the next really easy. Romantic country roads and mountain scenery make for perfect backdrop for summer photos.
Up Your #SelfieGame at BB&T Ballpark
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What’s summer without baseball and fireworks? Check out a Charlotte Knights ballgame and wow your friends with your “sparkly diamond” photos. There are post-game fireworks on select evenings throughout summer.
#BeerMe at Local Breweries
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Summer is time for barley and hops and a pair of flip-flops. Warm temperatures warrant crisp, refreshing pints at Charlotte’s local breweries. Favorites include Birdsong Brewing Co., NoDa Brewing, and Heist Brewery.
#ArstyVibes Found at The Green
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Located in Uptown Charlotte, The Green is a 1.5-acre park that hosts various public events in the summer, featuring movie screenings, free plays, and performances by the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival. The park is full of public art and sculptures, including three giant fish fountains, a popular hangout for children in the summer. Be sure to check out “Firebird” in front of nearby Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Here, folks love to capture the quintessential mosaic selfie.
#NeedForSpeed at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
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More than a museum, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is considered a shrine to the history and future of the sport that so many fans love. In Glory Road Hall, channel your inner pin-up model by posing with one of 18 of the most iconic race cars in history.
#AdventureAwaits at US National Whitewater Center
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Warm weather calls for summer outdoor adventures. The U.S. National Whitewater Center features so many sports for adrenaline junkies in one location: kayaking, rafting, climbing, trailing, zip lining, SUPing, rock climbing and more. Forget the selfie stick! Helmet cam anyone?
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It’s time for tailgating and picnics in the park because it’s concert season in Charlotte. From your favorite billboard stars to local artists, music is in the air this summer. Check out the city’s free concert series for a great budget-friendly events. Raise your camera high because you get bonus points if you capture the leading act in your shot!
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