Comfort Suites Northlake
7315 Smith Corners Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269
Phone: (704) 598-0478
Fax: (704) 509-6790
Sports, sports and more sports abound at this impressive center in Charlotte. Spread over 75000 square feet, this venue is home to many tournaments, leagues, camps, special events and more. With indoor facilities for soccer, football, hockey, volleyball, basketball and volleyball, you can indulge in your favorite pastime come rain or shine. They also have a fitness center on the premises. Now athletes of all ages can sweat it out through the year!
The St. Mark's Episcopal Church is a historic church located in Huntersville, North Carolina. The church was built in 1886 and features a combination of Gothic and English Country Gothic style architecture. The red brick structure also features beautiful stained glass windows on the inside. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Founded on the basis of the teachings and beliefs of Jesus Christ, this congregation believes in serving people through the example of Christ the Saviour. The Church conducts various missions which helps people enrich their lives, to make it more meaningful. They even have praise and worship sessions where they thank God for the numerous blessing they receive and ask him to bless and protect them from all earthly dangers and evils. The University Park Baptist Church is even involved in a lot a community service by helping those people of the community who need help socially and mentally. They accept donations which are used for numerous works that they do.
This facility aims to help protect and conserve birds of prey, and is located inside the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, a short drive from Charlotte. It seeks to educate people about raptors, erasing misconceptions that society has towards these creatures, and tends to injured, sick and orphaned birds. Due to imprinting and contact with humans, birds at the center cannot survive in the wild. They are, therefore attached to their handlers, and pose no threat to visitors. For volunteering opportunities and other information, check the website.
A little ways outside Charlotte in the city of Huntersville sits Rural Hill, a 265 acre homestead with pastoral views and farm animals to enjoy. The farm has historical significance for the Scots and and Scots-Irish, which makes it a prime location for the annual Scottish Highland Games Festival. This is a beautiful place to escape the city life of Charlotte.
Birkdale Golf Club has all the trappings of a classy golf establishment, a few miles north of Charlotte. 200 acres of lush green, designed by Arnold Palmer, await professionals and amateurs. However, tee times have to be booked 8 days in advance. Birkdale's Conference Room, Birkdale's Club Room, and Palmer Pavilion are all rentable spaces on the premises, available for business meetings, private gatherings and charity events. Arnie's Tavern, an on-site bar/restaurant caters to hungry golfers.
Children can explore the creatures that call the ocean their home at SEA LIFE Charlotte - Concord Aquarium. This aquarium boasts over 5,000 creatures that visitors can see and learn more about. There are also educational talks and 20 interactive exhibits that are specially designed for children. Be sure to visit their 180-degree ocean tunnel, where visitors are surrounded by various ocean creatures as they swim around.
With humble beginnings as a college center for veterans of World War II, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has now grown into the largest university in the area. The extensive research facilities and exciting athletics program draw in students from all over the nation, and venues like the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, the Rowe Arts Gallery and the Halton Arena make it one of the city's main events hubs.
This facility near the Charlotte Speedway hosts a number of shops and a museum for motorsports enthusiasts. This complex is especially compelling for fans of the Hendrick racing team, as the team drivers tend to stop by from time to time. Visit the website for more details on this state-of-the-art facility.
Splash Planet is a one-of-a-kind indoor water park in North Carolina, featuring a playground, gym, dance room and theater. Apart from current pools and a lazy river, the park also boasts a thrilling three-story tall slide, which is pretty much the highlight. A cafeteria called Snack Shack placates hunger with a menu of cheeseburgers, milkshakes, corndogs, potato chips, etc. Splash Planet is maintained by Mecklenburg County, and offers discounts to its residents.
Cradled in Frazier Park lies a memorial for young ones. Our Children's Memorial Walkway is a place where families can create a quiet spot in remembrance of little ones they have lost. A place not to grieve their death but celebrate their life, this memorial has provided a quiet respite to the bereaved families. Pretty cherry trees, comfortable benches, and play areas adorn this charming walkway. Bricks can be adopted and engraved with special messages. Visitors can make donations.
Part gallery, part studio space, the McColl Center is dedicated to two noble goals: providing local artists with a healthy and inspiring environment in which to work, and encouraging the surrounding community to become more aware of the art world. To these ends, the McColl Center functions as a traditional gallery as well as sponsoring community-building events such as “Open Studio Saturdays” where artists' workspaces are open to the public. Artists-in-residence ply their trades throughout the facility, working with everything from pencils and paints to clay and cements, neon light, heavy metals, and much more. Housed in a renovated 1920s-era church, the Center itself is quite striking. See website for calendar of events and exhibitions.