Guides lead groups of up to 10 through battlefields, a cemetery, and a former hospital
11, Long Creek
45% Off Plantation Ghost Walk for 2, 4, or 6
Historic Latta Plantation
11, Long Creek
45% Off from Ghost Walk of Davidson
Ghost Walk of Davidson
In front of soda shop
Local history buff spins ghost stories and guide tour-goers along Davidson’s quaint, brick-lined sidewalks
50% Off Wine Tasting at Old Stone Winery
Old Stone Winery
Each session includes one glass of wine per person, one take-home wine glass per person, and a sampling of handcrafted local cheese
60% Off Walking-Adventure Tour
Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte
Sprint through the city on a scavenger-hunt-like adventure
50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour
A two-hour walking tour covers Charlotte's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation
Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour of Charlotte
Tours investigate paranormal side of Charlotte by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area's beginnings
50% Off Tour of Stony Mountain Vineyards
Stony Mountain Vineyards
Drink in breathtaking views of the Uwharrie Mountains as you sample barrel-aged craft wines
Up to 73% Off Distillery Tour and Tasting
Muddy River Distillery
Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery's award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte's Reserve
Up to 61% Off Tour Package at Treehouse Vineyards
Guides lead tour of winery’s inner workings and ply guests with wine bottles made from local grapes; souvenir glasses to take home
50% Off a Tour of Historic White Home
Historic Rock Hill
Visitors tour exhibits and the well-preserved White Home, built in 1839 by one of Rock Hill's founding families
Up to 53% Off Vineyard Tour and Tasting or Craft Beer Flight
Morgan Ridge Vineyards
Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.
Up to 40% Off Haunted Attraction Visit
Kersey Valley Spookywoods
Spookywoods visitors wend through the haunted house, asylum, and corn maze
Up to 50% Off Hillside Horror Haunted-Farm Visit
Find your way past live actors dressed as zombies and other monsters through eight acres of fields and farm structures to one Last Ride
Up to 50% Off at Stony Knoll Vineyards
Stony Knoll Vineyards
Winery nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills with a tasting room that overlooks more than 48 acres of crops
Up to 56% Off Jordan Lake Boat Tour
Jordan Lake Tours
Pontoon boats take groups across scenic waters as guide points out wildlife such as bald eagles and finches and provides drinks and snacks
Up to 63% Off Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting
Fair Game Beverage Company
Guests tour distillery that uses fruits and other crops to form the base of spirits and fortified wines stored in oak barrels
Drawing from the more frightening pages of the area's history, Carolina History & Haunts? guides lead lantern-lit tours of eerie and haunted locales. The ?Nightmares Around Elm Street? tour sends groups through the specter-laden streets of Greensboro, while the Beyond the Grave tour braves uptown Charlotte?s paranormal avenues to learn the fates of the less fortunate and possibly even witness a prankster ghost grabbing a dog's tail as it's chased.
Carolina History & Haunts partners with local businesses to give tour goers discounts on accommodations and food, and large groups are eligible for discounted pricing and private tours.
Queen City Segway Tours offers two-hour tours of downtown Charlotte aboard easy-to-maneuver Segways. Each Segway is equipped with high-speed microprocessors, solid-state gyroscopes, and powerful electric motors that keep riders of all ages balanced as they discover their Seg-legs. Cruise past sights such as the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus, Bank of America Stadium, Frazier Park, the Irwin Creek Greenway, and the historic Fourth Ward District, or customize your own route through the city's lesser-known lava pits and leopard-infested labyrinths. Tours are led by a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide, and with group sizes limited to a maximum of six, you'll never have to worry about lagging behind. Whether you're visiting the Queen City for a day, or you've lived in its trees all your life, an expedition from Queen City Segway Tours is an exciting way to see Charlotte.
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Virginia Grzech, a member of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society, articulates Davidson’s history and ghostly folklore to visitors of all ages on family friendly walking tours. As customers inspect landmarks for haunted certifications from building inspectors, Virginia recalls the supernatural legends, some dating back to the 1800s, behind the area's arboreal parks and brick-lined sidewalks.
Before moving to Charlotte and taking the reins at Old Stone Winery, Darin and Naomi Griffin lived in Germany, where they refined their palates at wine festivals in the Rheingau region. Nowadays, they pass along the fruits of their experience via wines such as their 2007 chambourcin, which won a double gold at the North Carolina State Fair, and their sweet muscadine wine, which won the 2008 Muscadine Cup. The latter was crafted from grapes grown on the winery?s 130-acre estate.
The Griffins strive to use local sources for the rest of their eclectic wine catalog, which encompasses both reds and whites in flavors ranging from sweet to dry.
The instructors at Open Water Adventures reach out to swimmers of all levels with watery exploration from kids’ swimming classes to international scuba-diving trips. Alongside a dive-simulator pool for scuba students, the indoor heated pool hosts swim lessons in lanes along a 2-foot ledge for younger swimmers. Through it all, the experienced instructors—inspired by the likes of Jacques Cousteau and their childhood rubber duckies—impart tips on managing scuba equipment or doing the backstroke. The year-round swimming lessons educate youngsters of all abilities aged 3–12, drawing from the Swim Schools International program's standardized teachings, which focus on water safety and proper technique. After taking a dip, swimmers can scurry to club-style bathrooms with lockers and showers, or head to the onsite shop that sells gear from swim caps to guaranteed scuba equipment.
Know Your Farms began in 2008 on mission to strengthen relationships between growers and consumers. Since then, it's blossomed into a food tour, providing tour-goers a glimpse into the farming process, complete with produce samples and opportunities for kids to pet farm animals. Visitors can meet the farmers responsible for growing and harvesting, ask questions about how and why they do what they do, and have opportunities to purchase take-home fare.
In the 1780s, blacksmith John Davidson moved from his log cabin, Rural Retreat, into Rural Hill, a majestic plantation-style house he built on his 265 acres of fertile farmland. The land and two houses were passed down through the Davidson family in the ensuing years, but in 1886, the mansion burned down. Then, in 1898, the log cabin also burned down, and the family was forced to live in a log kitchen building.
Visitors can still visit that log kitchen building today (it's the only historical residence remaining on the property) and see how hard life could be in an era without such modern conveniences as easy-squeeze mayo. The property has become, among other things, a field-trip destination, where historical re-enactors teach youngsters how 18th-century people baked, lit their homes, and did other basic tasks.
There's plenty of other reasons to visit, too. The secluded hill plays host to special events throughout the year, such as a fall corn maze and a Scottish festival with Highland games. And visitors can hike through nature on its peaceful 5K trail or entertain wedding guests at the cultural center.
Through costumed interpreters and guided walks, Historic Latta Plantation ushers visitors through nearly two centuries of its rich history. The former plantation now serves as a living history farm nestled inside a more-than 700-acre nature preserve. At the working farm, which houses several rare species of historic livestock, staff demonstrate growing short-staple cotton and divulge facts about the resident honeybees, touching on which species were traditionally used for pulling tiny carriages. The farm also brings local history to life through 35 seasonal events ranging from ghost walks and interactive historical celebrations to cooking classes and summer day camps.
Dozens of bottles of wine line the walls and the menu at The Corkscrew. Their selection of more than 30 wines includes reds hailing from Tuscany, Argentina, and South Africa and whites from Portugal, California, and New Zealand. To complement the vino, mixed nuts, olives, and cheeses make for delightful pairings, which can be enjoyed in the chic dining room or on the outdoor patio, where people practice looking regal in case the Google Maps car rolls by.
Tourists explore landmarks throughout the Carolinas during tours from Segway Fun! One of the company's tours focuses on the rich history of Plaza Michwood, Charlotte's hipster paradise of restaurants and bars, while another explores downtown Columbia, which includes a stop at the statehouse.
When the Robinson helicopters at Queen City Helicopter Corp. aren’t acting as airborne classrooms for aspiring pilots, they’re whisking passengers on aerial tours of nearby landmarks. The peaks of Crowders Mountain, the sports arenas of uptown Charlotte, and the horses and buggies of the Charlotte Motor Speedway loom large in the windows of the chopper after it takes off from the company's very own private, FAA-approved heliport. On the ground at the FAA flight school, pilots safely test their abilities inside a flight simulator and study in the onsite classroom.
Vines sprout from the red soil, twisting along their supports and craning toward the sun. Bunches of native Muscadine grapes weigh these gnarled vines down until they are harvested by a member of the Cauble family. Generations of Caubles have recreated this scene, overseeing 36 acres of land that is watered by natural underground springs. With the native grapes, the Caubles create exquisite varieties??such as the semi-dry Phyllis Ann, the floral Rosetta, and the barely peppery Monroe??to suit any meal or palate. Guests swing by the vineyard for tastings, art exhibits, and yoga classes held amid the vines. Each year, the setting also hosts numerous weddings as well as a concert series featuring local and nationally renowned artists.
Lovingly tended by proprietors and master winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin, the idyllic fields of Morgan Ridge Vineyards yield delicious, fruity batches of handcrafted vino. Six varieties of grapes sprout from the fertile grounds, including classics such as chardonnay and merlot and rarer fruits such as sangiovese and seyval blanc. Within the newly built winery, stout oak barrels house a harvest of 1,500 cases of wine per year, and a tasting room welcomes guests with warm, comfortable hospitality. Regular tours explore the vineyard’s rolling hills and neat rows of plants before retiring to the tasting room, where patrons sample the fruits of the Baudoin's labor by drinking their wines and trying on their work gloves.