All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Map5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC 28214
  • Kids & Family
  • Recreation


With more than 20 miles of woodland trails extending along the Catawba River, the U.S. National Whitewater Center is a destination for runners of all levels. Run at your own pace or compete in one of the races in the Whitewater Race Series, which includes color runs, 5Ks, and the newly created New South Trail Marathon & Half Marathon. After a challenging workout, relax by the water with a beer and watch the rafts go down the rapids.


Best Day Trip - 2010, Best Family Outing- 2010 - 2017. Best Mountain Biking - 2012, Best All Day Outing - 2012, Best Outdoor Thrill- 2013, Best Regional Attraction - 2014, Best Place to Catch a Free Show - 2015, Best Entertainment Deal - 2016, Best Running Trail - 2016, Way to Spend the Day Outside - 2017 Family Outing - 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2010
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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