Fun Indoor Activities to Do on Rainy Days in Charlotte

Robbie McNair-Guzman (left) and Michael Ann Gosby (right) are the owners of Pepe Cave.

Robbie McNair-Guzman (left) and Michael Ann Gosby (right) are the owners of Pepe Cave.

Rainy days can make anyone want to stay – but you don’t have to. Charlotte has many indoor activities available so you can have fun on a rainy day.

A dark and dreary day can change a person’s mood from cheery to gloomy, but we know great places to change that when rain is expected in Charlotte. Things to do include art classes, breweries, kid-friendly options for the whole family, indoor mini golf, and much more.

Here are 11 places to browse when it rains:

Be a kid in Frankie’s Fun Park

Site: 10621 Bryton Corporate Center Dr, Huntersville, NC .28078

Neighborhood: Huntersville

Frankie’s Fun Park is perfect for a day indoors as it offers a variety of activities to keep you occupied for hours. Indoor options include arcade games, bowling, laser tag and much more.

Cost: Varies by activity. Bowling costs $35 on weekdays or $40 on weekends, plus $5 shoe rentals; bumper cars $7; laser tag $9; mini golf $10; Ride $6+.

Frankie’s Fun Park offers bowling to help you beat the gloom of a rainy day. Tim Buchman / Frankie Theme Park.

Explore the Charlotte Museums in Uptown

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Site: 420 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Third District / Uptown

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture

Site: 551 S Street. Tryon, Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: 2nd District / Uptown

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Site: 400 E MLK Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: 2nd District / Uptown

When it rains your day, head to Uptown to check out some of Charlotte’s museums. You can explore Bechtler To the history of modern art or learn about the history of African Americans in Harvey B. Center. Jant. Or increase the file size NASCAR Hall of Fame To discover everything you’ve always wanted to know about motor racing.

Cost: Bechtler and Gantt Center prices range from $9 free; NASCAR Hall of Fame space ranges from $20 to $27, with additional packages available.

Pro tip: access to many of Charlotte’s museums Free on Wednesday nights As part of Wednesday Night Live.

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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture. Courtesy of the Harvey B. Center. Gantt African American Arts + Culture Charlotte Five Picture File

go bowling

10 Park Lenz

Site: 1700 Montford Drive, Charlotte, NC 28209

Neighborhood: Montford

Queen Park Social

Site: 4125 Yancy Road, Charlotte, NC 28217

Neighborhood: York Road

Avoid the rain at 10 Park Lanes or Queen Park Social, which are among the best bowling alleys in Queen City. There’s nothing like a little trash chatting with friends about food and drink to pass the time.

Cost: Prices for 10 Park Lanes vary, depending on the time of day, but expect a range of $100 to $200 for 2.5 hours plus bowling shoe rentals for two, and an automatic $20 food and beverage gift card can be added at peak times when you do . Make reservations online. Queen Park Social trails are $35 per hour for a maximum of six people, plus $5 shoes per person.

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Queen Park Social’s bowling alley.


Tabuk: 9539 Pinnacle Doctor, Charlotte, NC 28262

Neighborhood: Northern University City

paparazzi CLT is Selfie bar, restaurant and lounge With interactive portrait walls and photo booths for patrons aged 21 and over to enjoy and capture stunning photos – perfect for an indoor evening. The food menu It has a variety of options associated with the day, such as Taco Tuesday and Fried Night, and is a very popular brunch on the weekends. Make reservations Via OpenTable or the QR code on their website.

Cost: Prices vary depending on the entertainment offered, but women are often free with RSVP.

Paparazzi CLT is a restaurant and selfie bar in the University City area. Paparazzi CLT

Create your own creativity in Lip N Pour

Tabuk: 1811 Sardis Rd N Suite 204, Charlotte, NC, 28270

Neighborhood: East Forest

Instead of shopping online on a rainy day, people who love lip products can make their own instead. In the Lip N Pour class, guests create their own lipstick, with options including cream, matte, liquid matte, lip gloss or lip gloss. you can make Online Reservations advance.

Cost: Classes $65.

Lip N Pour guests handcraft their lip products. diamonds and touches

Bot-bot in Pottery

Tabuk: 210 Rampart Street, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: Brookhill

Puteri, an indoor mini golf course, is the perfect place to get out of the rain. Not only does it have great scenery for practicing mini golf, but it also boasts great food and drinks, like lamb chops sliders and a Tasty Green cocktail. As you progress in the courses, the difficulty increases.

Cost: $18 per person

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Pottery Charlotte offers two 9-hole courses. Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Walk around Kate’s Skates

Site: 4114 Franklin Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28056

Neighborhood: Gastonia

Site:1151 Snowboarding Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054

Neighborhood: Gastonia

Site: 14500 E Independence Blvd, Indian Trail, NC 28079

Neighborhood: Indian Corridor

Site: 1530 Celanese Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Neighborhood: Rock Hill

It does not rain in the house. When was the last time you wore a pair of skates and went to a skating rink? Spend a day at Kate’s Skates, enjoying your favorite tunes while skating, and then take a break to eat some nachos or a slice of pizza.

Cost: Pricing varies per location, but starts at $5 to $10, plus $5 ski rentals.

Kate’s Skates offers adults a night and other skate entertainment options. skate kit

Sip a drink at the Flower Bar

Site: 1201 Village Harbor Dr., Ste 103, Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Neighborhood: Lake Wiley

Site: 1988 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Neighborhood: Rock Hill

Come out of the showers to The Flower Bar, The flower shop is also a wine bar It holds different semesters. This might be the activity for creatives who like to assemble wreaths or floral centerpieces while enjoying rose wine, raspberry, and hibiscus, or a wheat-melon beer with a charcuterie box.

Cost: Beer costs $3, while customizable wines cost $9.50 and $12.50. Seasons and floral arrangements vary.

Join a class – or just grab a drink – at The Flower Bar. Amy Kolodzig / The Flower Bar

Try the handcrafted beer at Charlotte breweries

Location: multiple

Neighborhood: multi

Charlotte has dozens of breweries to choose from, including Armored Cow Brewing Company. , Breweries at 4001 YanceyAnd the Satan’s logicAnd the Legion Brewing and more. These breweries have a variety of styles to try – IPAs, geese, porters, and brewers. Many breweries serve food as well. But remember, drink responsibly, do not drink and drive.

Pro tip: you can find many of the best breweries in the area on our site CharlotteFive Best Breweries Poll Voting is now underway.

Cost: varies

Update your social sites at The Good Life at Enderly Park

Site: 2122 Freedom Drive, D, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

Neighborhood: Wesley Heights

Don’t let a rainy weekend keep you out for brunch or a cocktail at The Good Life at Enderly Park, a see-and-been hotspot. The event space holds both Babe Cave And the Sunday lunchspecially decorated places to help coordinate your social media..

Cost: Varies, with separate reservations for Babe Cave and Sunday Brunch. Saturday Night Cocktail Entry starts at $35, including two drinks and access to photoshoot. Sunday brunch price depends on meal choice, starting at $36.

Babe’s Cave at Good Life in Enderly Park is part cocktail lounge, and part photo studio. Babe Cave

Watch the ocean creatures at Sea Life Charlotte-Concord

Tabuk: 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, NC 28027

Neighborhood: Concord

What better way to beat the gloom of a rainy day than by seeing sea creatures? Adults and children alike can enjoy the aquarium with exhibits including Tropical Ocean, Interactive Touchpool, Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Stingray Bay, Shoaling Ring, and Jellies.

Cost: $14.99

Explore the ocean creatures at SEA LIFE in Concord. Sea Life Aquarium

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