Discover a variety of things to do near the Charlotte airport

Whether you’re visiting for a weekend getaway or an on-site meeting, you’ll find the Country Inn & Suites, Charlotte I-85 Airport perfectly situated near Queen City shopping, music venues, and eateries. If you’re traveling with your kids, head to Discovery Place to check out the interactive museum or catch a show in the IMAX Dome theater. The area features plenty of things to do for thrill seekers too, with Carowinds theme park and the US National Whitewater Center located within 10 miles of the hotel. Ready for some outlet shopping? Head to Concord Mills or Charlotte Premium Outlets to hunt for bargains from your favorite brands.

Select what to see in a map


10.05 mi / 16.17 km from the hotel
Climb aboard the thrill rides at this theme park, or spend the day cooling off in the water park or watching live shows. If you’re traveling with family, stop by Camp Snoopy for plenty of PEANUTS™-themed attractions.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

16.3 mi / 26.24 km from the hotel
This speedway hosts NASCAR racing, including the Coca-Cola 600, the Monster Energy All-Star Race, and the Bank of America 500. The complex is also home to zMAX Dragway, the only concrete, four-lane drag strip in the US.

Charlotte Premium Outlets

5.45 mi / 8.77 km from the hotel
Find all your favorite upscale fashion designs at this expansive shopping complex that features 100 outlet stores, including Ann Taylor, Kate Spade New York, and Michael Kors.

Concord Mills

14.84 mi / 23.88 km from the hotel
North Carolina’s largest shopping center, Concord Mills is home to more than 200 stores, including favorites like H&M, Nike, Best Buy, and Michael Kors. Take a break from shopping at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, the mall’s own aquarium.

Discovery Place Science

5.46 mi / 8.79 km from the hotel
Both children and adults love this interactive museum, where you can design and conduct your own experiments, journey through the human body using virtual reality, and create art on a giant LED board.

PNC Music Pavilion

13.96 mi / 22.47 km from the hotel
This outdoor performance venue is the perfect choice for a summer concert or festival. Get your tickets to see stars like Luke Bryan, Chris Brown, and Dave Matthews Band.

Richard Petty Driving Experience

16.3 mi / 26.24 km from the hotel
Dream of being a race car driver? Sit behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car and take up to 50 laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway with the guidance of a professional driver.

The Billy Graham Library

3.99 mi / 6.43 km from the hotel
Visit this library to learn about the Charlotte farm boy who transformed into a Southern Baptist minister of international renown. You can trace the steps of Graham’s fascinating life through exhibits, gardens, and his restored childhood home.

Mint Museum

5.15 mi / 8.29 km from the hotel
The Mint is North Carolina’s oldest art museum, featuring one of the largest collections of ancient and contemporary works in the Southeast. Look around the city for even more of the museum’s sculptures.


8.63 mi / 13.89 km from the hotel
Find exactly what you’re looking for at SouthPark, a mall with more than 150 stores—from Apple to Louis Vuitton—and delicious restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory.

US National Whitewater Center

4.16 mi / 6.69 km from the hotel
Buy an activity pass and go whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, rock climbing, or mountain biking to your heart’s content. The center’s artificial whitewater river, one of the world’s largest, is an official US Olympic training site.

UNC Charlotte

12.35 mi / 19.87 km from the hotel
Take Charlotte’s light rail to visit a student or just explore the lively UNC Charlotte campus. Don’t miss seeing the 49ers play at one of the campus’s many sports complexes.