Fall in Charlotte, NC brings with it some of the best activities the city has to offer – seasonal brews from local coffee shops and breweries, changing leaves on our favorite hiking trails, the return of sports season, and more. The only thing that could make the season better? Enjoying everything with clear vision after LASIK! Learn our top 10 things to do after your LASIK surgery in the fall in Charlotte, NC.

Visit the Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival

Music, food, games – the Carolina Renaissance Festival has something for everybody to enjoy! Through November 21, travel back in time and enjoy a full day of entertainment with costumed characters and activities for the whole family.

Take a Hiking Trip and See the Changing Leaves

In a short day trip, you can enjoy the incredible views of the changing leaves – a perfect activity to enjoy with your new-and-improved vision after LASIK. Head out west and check out Grandfather Mountain, South Mountains State Park, or Mount Mitchell for hiking trails with vivid colors!

Take the Family Apple Picking

Crisp fall air and crisp apples go together perfectly, and with your new vision after LASIK, you can spot the best apples at one of Charlotte’s local orchards like Windy Hill Orchard. Bake them into a pie, turn them into apple cider or eat them on their own – the choice is up to you!

Attend a Panthers or Hornets Game

Once fall rolls around, locals know to expect sports every weekend, because Charlotte’s two biggest sports franchises are back. No matter whether you’re on the sidelines or in the nosebleed seats, your vision after LASIK will have you catching every minute of the action from your favorite sports team!

Carve a Pumpkin for Your Doorstep

Celebrate the season by decorating your home from top to bottom with fall colors, cozy blankets and, of course, pumpkins! Carving pumpkins takes a steady hand, and you can carve confidently (and safely!) with clear vision after LASIK.

Schedule a Halloween Movie Night

Spooky season is in full swing, and that means Halloween movie marathons with all your favorite candy! If you’re watching horror movies with friends or enjoying a Harry Potter marathon with the family, movie nights post-LASIK mean one thing - no more messing with contacts or glasses.

Visit a New Restaurant and Dine Outside

As the weather cools, this may be your last chance for outdoor dining until the spring – don’t miss this opportunity! Visit one of the many new restaurants that has come to Charlotte in the last year and mark it off your list of places to go, or check out a food hall like Optimist Hall or Camp North End and sample from multiple restaurants.

Bring a Furry Friend Home

Been thinking about bringing home a new four-legged friend? After LASIK may be the perfect time to adopt, since you’ll be able to better keep track of your new pet without glasses or contacts! Plus, several of Charlotte’s local animal shelters allow you to bring a pet home for a staycation, so you can see if a dog or cat is right for you at home!

Explore Scarecrow Hollow at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Scarecrows are on display at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens now until the end of October! Explore Scarecrow Hollow and check out the variety of scarecrows around the garden – some are traditional, some are space-age, and some are made of live plants!

Run, Jog or Walk a Seasonal 5K

The cool fall weather is the perfect time to get outside and get moving! Take part in a 5K of your choice, from the Runway 5K at Charlotte-Douglas Airport to the Running Scared 5K in Uptown – since it’s the day before Halloween, costumes are encouraged!

Ready to enjoy exploring Charlotte, NC with your new vision after LASIK?

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