Visiting North Carolina's Piedmont Region
The Piedmont region in North Carolina is a brilliant stretch of open pastures, rolling hillsides, and some wonderfully dense woodland.
From Charlotte and nearby Huntersville, all the way out east to Greenville and Tarboro, you’ll find an impressive mix of warm, welcoming communities and top-end attractions. And during the fall and winter, the Piedmont is arguably at its most vibrant.
Charlotte is the epicenter of tourism and entertainment within the Piedmont region of NC. Plan your visit for this coming fall or winter and enjoy a pleasant batch of can’t-miss events, festival, and more. Whether you catch a Panthers game over at Bank of America Stadium, or play 18 stunning holes at Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course, Charlotte will yield full days of fun.
The city of Creedmoor, found almost directly north of Raleigh and Garner, will be hosting one of its premier events this fall. Plan your visit to this welcoming city for in September and check out the Creedmoor Music Festival held along Main Street in downtown Creedmoor.
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Heart-Stopping Action Can Be Found in Charlotte and Greensboro
One of the nation’s top racing spots is the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This motorsports complex is centered around a 1.5-mile quad oval track which hosts NASCAR races. Major events include the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. In Greensboro, the premier track is the Piedmont Dragway, which hosts some of the nation’s most exciting drag races. In Sophia, race fans head for Caraway Speedway.
Sports Are King in Charlotte
The Queen City takes its sports seriously, and there are major events going on every week. The Carolina Panthers play NFL action in the Bank of America Stadium – not far from where the Charlotte Hornets host NBA games. The Knights play International League baseball while the Checker are AHL favorites. Other major teams include the Hounds, who play Major League Lacrosse, the Independence, who rule the soccer field, and the Charlotte Rugby Club.
There’s A Museum in The Piedmont Just for You
Charlotte has an intriguing array of museums – there’s something to suit everyone. The NASCAR Hall of Fame honors the sports great racers and has museum exhibits as well. The Levine Museum of the New South chronicles the region’s post-Civil War history. In Greensboro, the Weatherspoon is the go-to spot for high art, while the Greensboro Historical Museum chronicles the city’s history. The Greensboro Children’s Museum has plenty of hands-on exhibits.
Get Your Thrills on In the Piedmont
You’ll find big thrills and family-friendly adventures in the Piedmont. Carowinds is the region’s largest amusement park – it has a huge variety of rides and a massive water park. Nearby, the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park is one of the biggest in the South. In Greensboro, Celebration Station has attractions indoors and out, and for something super exciting, check out the Sky Zone Trampoline Park or Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park – it’s huge!