Excited about your upcoming winter vacation to Charlotte, NC? So are we! Winter is a great time to visit Queen City with just the right amount of snow, numerous fun activities and great deals on vacation rentals for the family.
Charlotte experiences mild winters compared to the mid-Atlantic and New England states, with average highs in the mid-50s and average lows in the low-30s. Throughout the winter season, Charlotte receives an average of six inches of snow with about half of the season producing days with below-freezing temperatures. As long as you’ve packed your warm coat, hat and gloves, you can pleasantly enjoy the winter season in Charlotte.
There’s no denying that downtown Charlotte is filled with great attractions, like the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Bank of America Stadium (where the Carolina Panthers play) and the acres of gorgeous green spaces. But just outside the city limits, there’s even more fun to be had. Concord is the most populated city in the Charlotte metropolitan area and boasts attractions like the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the SEA LIFE aquarium and iFLY (an indoor skydiving facility). Click here to jump ahead and discover all the fun things to do in Charlotte this winter.
As you begin your hunt for just the right winter vacation rental in Charlotte, the options can easily become overwhelming with thousands of options and dozens of online travel agencies biding for your attention. Allow Uptown Suites to remove the stress of sifting through hundreds of rentals and present you the perfect vacation rental. Our apartment-style suites boast home-like comforts, cutting-edge technology and uber-convenient amenities.
Whether you are planning a long weekend getaway or full-month excursion, Uptown Suites can provide you with competitive rates and extensive amenities. Every stay at Uptown Suites in Charlotte will include:
In addition to the comprehensive list of in-room amenities, Uptown supplies even more on-site amenities to ensure your Charlotte vacation is stress-free and fun-filled. First, Uptown Suites is always pet-friendly. For a nominal fee, Fido is welcome to join the family in your out-of-town adventures and experience all the fun that Charlotte has to offer.
Next, Uptown knows how important it is to stay in shape, even while on vacation. When the weather isn’t cooperating for outdoor exercise, enjoy FREE access to Uptown’s on-site gym. Guests have 24/7 access to cardio machines, free weights and strength-training machines. After your workout, swing by the self-serve, convenience mart in the lobby for a quick snack. You’ll find a variety of beverages, snack items and on-the-go meal options.
The winter season is a magical time to get outside and explore Queen City. Christmas events are scheduled every weekend in December, and winter fun doesn’t end once the New Year begins. From dazzling light shows to live performances, you are sure to find just the right event for you. Here are a few of our favorite festive events, winter activities and family-friendly attractions in the Charlotte metropolitan area.
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Drive through a four-mile course draped in more than four million sparkling lights. Speedway Christmas is the largest Christmas lights display in the Southeast. Tune your radio to 101.3FM and enjoy holiday classics synchronized to the lights. The event is open nightly from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 per vehicle.
Carowinds is bursting with holiday cheer for the whole family. From Christmas carolers and holiday-themed games to a nightly parade and one of the largest Christmas trees in the area, a trip to Carowinds is sure to impress. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets in advance and save $13 off the front gate price. Hours vary daily; check the website for today’s opening and closing times.
The annual celebration returns to ring in a New Year. CLT NYE is a free event for all ages with live music, food trucks, kids’ activities and a huge fireworks display at midnight. Festivities begin at 8:00 p.m. on Tryon Street.
Families are invited to revel in a New Year’s celebration at noon. The Town of Matthews hosts the kid-friendly event. Expect to enjoy live entertainment, kid-focused fun and a balloon drop at noon. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $7 per person.
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Who said water parks were just for summer? Great Wolf offers an awesome day pass option that gives families full access to their heated indoor water park. Day passes also provide access to Great Wolf’s mini-golf, kid-sized bowling, arcade, 3D theater, laser tag and much more. Day passes start at $32 for a half-day and $40 for the full day. Easily reserve your tickets online.
Around the Charlotte metropolitan area, there are several winter-sport destinations but one of the most well-known is Sugar Mountain. This family-friendly attraction offers activities for all skill levels in skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and ice skating. Sugar Mountain is open through the end of March with tickets starting at $27 for kids and $39 for adults. Rental gear is available.
According to other rental companies, there are over 1,300 vacation rentals in the Charlotte metropolitan area. How overwhelming! Simplify your search with a trusted brand like Uptown Suites. You’ll enjoy extensive amenities included with your stay and a laundry list of comforts that will make you feel right at home.
At Uptown Suites, Fido is always welcome! For a nominal fee, you are welcome to bring your four-legged friend along for a Charlotte getaway. Check out our full pet policy here.
Yes, Charlotte has an abundance of free activities. From historical sites and state parks to live concerts and art museums, Charlotte offers a little something for everyone.