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Fun and safe family-friendly activities you can enjoy in Charlotte, NC

Looking forward to spending some quality time with the family? There are plenty of great places for you to visit in Charlotte where you can enjoy fun activities with the family, all while adhering to proper guidelines and precautions to keep you safe from the coronavirus.

Here are some ideas:

Navigate the Charlotte Rail Trail on a B-Cycle

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the 11-mile Charlotte Rail Trail, which connects with several other bike routes and major destinations. The scenic trail stretches from Sugar Creek Station to Arrowood Station, and is lined with outdoor venues, restaurants, and attractions in some sections.

One of the best ways to explore the Rail Trail is by renting a B-Cycle, an easy-to-use pedal-assisted e-bike designed to make bike rides easier and more enjoyable. Visit this page to see a map of all of their bike pickup locations and easy to navigate bike routes.

Visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center was one of the first recreational venues that opened during the first phase of North Carolina’s reopening plan last year. While the amount of activities you can enjoy are still limited, there’s still a lot for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

All trails are open at the Whitewater Center, so everyone can enjoy activities like hiking, jogging, and biking. Water activities including rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding are also possible as well, which makes Whitewater Center one of the best destinations for outdoor activities in Charlotte right now.

Enjoy a picnic in the park

The Queen City is home to over 200 parks and more than 21,000 acres of green space, so you won’t have to worry too much about packed crowds. To be extra safe however, it’s best to visit the parks during off-hours such as early morning or late evening, right before dark.

For a relaxing outdoor experience, enjoy a leisurely stroll on the paved trail surrounding Freedom Park’s 7-acre lake. The park also has plenty of wide open green space perfect for picnics, with a great selection of nearby takeout options as well.

Searching for a perfect place to take your dog for a walk? The William R. Davie Park is Charlotte’s largest dog park, featuring a fully fenced-in 5-acre space for dogs, as well as a network of walking trails.

Learn a new skill

Want to learn a new skill? Many places in Charlotte offer online workshops as well as hybrid classes which combine virtual learning with occasional hands-on sessions (that practice social distancing, of course). Learn how to make sushi, paint with watercolor, play the ukulele, create calligraphy with crayons – the sky’s the limit!

Visit websites like Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, Crowned Sparrow Craft Co., and Skillpop and check out some of the many live online classes and workshops you can enroll in.

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