Race Cars, Rafts and Roller Coasters, NC...
Day Three: Carowinds and Pineville, NCStraddling the border between North and South Carolina off of Interstate 77, the Carowinds amusement park offers a day’s worth of fun all in one spot. The Nighthawk, a roller coaster that takes riders through eight inversions (most of them flying face down) is just one of the many thrill rides here. However, there are also kid-friendly rides, concerts and events, and the 20-acre Boomerang Bay water park to keep everyone happy.
After a full day of fun, find your way into Pineville and have dinner at the Waldhorn Restaurant. This authentic German-themed restaurant features such classic dishes as Sauerbraten and Spatzle (German spaghetti), and is home to the Charlotte area’s most popular Oktoberfest celebration every fall.
Carowinds Amusement Park
14523 Carowinds Blvd.