• Charlotte,  Sports

    Charlotte Checkers – Hockey Gameday

    If you haven’t been to a Charlotte Checkers hockey game, you are missing out! Everyone loves a good Carolina Panthers or Charlotte Knights game, but there is another team in Charlotte that often goes unnoticed. The Charlotte Checkers are a minor-league professional hockey team, and their games are great fun for all ages. Who doesn’t love a good hockey fight? The Checkers play at Bojangles Coliseum, only 10 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and about 5 minutes from Plaza Midwood. Parking used to cost $5-10 per game, but it’s now FREE. Nothing is better than an event with free parking. If you’re coming from south Charlotte, I recommend entering the Bojangles…

  • Charlotte,  Day Trip,  South Carolina

    Tubing the Catawba River – 25 minutes from Charlotte

    Tubing is the perfect activity to escape the heat of a Charlotte summer. Just 25 minutes from Uptown, you can set off on your tubing adventure. Here’s what you need to know. The starting point for tubing is at the Catawba River Access point at Wylie Dam, south of Charlotte right into South Carolina. At the dam, you will find a FREE parking lot with spots for boat trailers and cars. Once the lot fills up, you are allowed to park along the entry road for the parking lot and the main road (new Gray Rock Road). HOWEVER, it’s best to get to the parking lots by 11am on weekends…

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