I don't love to fly, but I do marvel at flight. The physics of it both baffle and impress me. No better place to admire the beauty and brilliance of airplanes taking to the skies than the Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook park -- and especially the nearby trail we just discovered.
Open every day from 8:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m., this official viewing spot is perfect for watching take-offs and landings against the backdrop of the uptown Charlotte skyline. You can pop your trunk and tailgate or grab one of the dozens of park benches to enjoy the show.