Study Up on Fun in Charlotte's Dynamic University City

Soar with iFLY, race at The Speedpark or catch some baseball in this bustling neighborhood

Well, yes, you could spend your time pouring over textbooks at the nearby University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but why not play hooky? There's so much  to do and enjoy when visiting the University City area of the Queen City.


Release your inner race car driver at The Speedpark at Concord Mills, which features a go-kart track, mini golf and more. Or, unleash your inner daredevil at iFLY, and learn the ropes of indoor skydiving. If you’re a baseball fan, catch UNCC’s baseball team, the 49ers. 


If you’re looking for shopping centers to get some much-needed retail therapy, then you’re in the right place. Concord Mills and The Shoppes at University Place have a wide selection of stores for any shopper. 


If your stomach is grumbling, munch on Macado’s burgers, sandwiches and entrées in a unique setting, or treat yourself to coffee and ice cream at Coffee Cone Cafe. It also has frozen creations that include smoothies and milkshakes. 


For some live entertainment on the side of your drink order, Red@28th has cocktails, live music, games and karaoke. Bar Louie has weekly specials that include Martini Madness on Wednesdays, or head to Zapata’s for margaritas.