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"Microcations" Around Charlotte With the economy still sluggish and gas prices on the rise, many people are avoiding vacation plans that involve a lot of travel. That doesn't mean they can't go on vacation though, because Mecklenburg county experts say there is plenty to do within a very short radius of Charlotte. We'll explore the idea of "microcations." Local residents can go camping, see Shakespeare, visit museums, jump from airplanes or a variety of other recreational options. Our experts help us vacation in our own backyard. GuestsLaura Hill - Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Visit Charlotte Darcy Grimes - AAA Carolinas Lynn Saul - Public Information Officer, Meck. Co. Park & Recreation Click here to add and read comments Read a list of activities mentioned and add your own favorites