Now that the Holidays are over and cold weather is in full swing, you may have found yourself with plenty of free time but unsure of what to do. Here at Fairway of the Carolinas, we want to help you stay entertained, and while the weather may be cold, Charlotte is definitely a hot-spot for activities! Up next are 3 fun winter activities that you won’t want to miss out on:

1. Treat Yourself at Optimist Hall

Optimist Hall, located near Uptown and NoDa, is a 147,000 sqft former mill turned food hall featuring over 20 vendors of all different cuisines and backgrounds. With plenty to choose from, lots of seating, occasional events, and the inviting atmosphere, Optimist Hall is at the top of our list for Winter activity must-dos. If you decide to check it out, the hardest part of your day will be choosing what to eat. Check out their hours and vendor list here.

Seating at Optimist Hall

2. Catch a Charlotte Checkers Game

If sports are your thing, you’ll certainly want to check out a Charlotte Checkers home game! Played at the Bojangles Stadium, this hockey team is a great option for fun for the whole family. While it may not be the warmest winter activity, it will be sure to be a blast. You can purchase tickets online for as low as $22, and see their game schedule here.

Charlotte Checkers Players

3. Ice Skating at the Whitewater Center

If you feel like you’ve been cooped up inside for too long, then we suggest ice skating at the U.S. National Whitewater Centers outdoor skating rink. This 24,000 sq. ft. ice rink features four skate zones for visitors of all skill levels, as well as plenty of snack options to help warm you up or cool you down depending on how much fun you have! The ice rink will only be available until mid-February, so be sure to plan your day here soon. Passes, information, and more can be found here.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for ways to still enjoy yourself despite the cold weather, we encourage you to consider one or even all of these fun activities! You also won’t regret contacting us here at Fairway of the Carolinas for your mortgage needs. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, refinance your forever home, or you’re ready for something new, we’re always ready to help!