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Charlotte, also known as ‘The Queen City’, is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. It´s packed with activities and attractions and it´s a great city to visit anytime of the year. Charlotte’s weather is very pleasant with clear blue skies, moderate temperatures and sunshine.
There are plenty of outstanding museums and attractions. The Mint Museum Uptown, Mint Museum Randolph and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art guide you through exhibits featuring some of the world’s finest collections. The Levine Museum of the New South exhibits collections of post-Civil War Southern history, including its award-winning centrepiece exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers. The Arts and Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg supports 27 cultural organizations, neighbourhood festivals, arts education programs and more, allowing Charlotte to host more than 65,000 performances and events annually.
Charlotte is full with lots of family-friendly attractions that will entertain all ages! Located on the border of North and South Carolina is Carowinds, a water and theme park! There’s so much to do and explore in the 398-acre amusement park.
Known for its racing roots, the ‘NASCAR Hall of fame’ is also one of the area’s most popular attractions. The Charlotte motor speedway offers tours and The NASCAR Hall of Fame is a shrine to the history and heritage of NASCAR.
There are some great places for retail therapy all around the area, from the upscale South Park Mall to the bargain-hunting paradise of Concord Mills. You can shop at some high-end boutiques with designer labels like Michael Kors and Narciso Rodriguez! At night, head to the Centre City’s nightlife scene at NC Music Factory, where you can check out bars, restaurants, pubs, clubs and live music along a signature stroll district set amongst historic mill buildings.
Options for dining in the Queen City are endless! There are different varieties from All-American barbecues to international cuisines with a hint of an American twist. You can always never go wrong to the classic mac n’ cheese served as a side to a Southern supper in Charlotte. For those looking for food and fun, look no further other than 10 Park Lanes where you can to indulge with your food and play bowling with friends.
World renowned hotel chains can be found in Charlotte as well as homey accommodations such as B&B inns which are run by local Charlotteans. Stay at the 4-star B&B the Duke Mansion which exudes Southern hospitality. If you are looking for somewhere quirky, why not stay at the Pet Paradise Resort where you can bring along your furry friend.
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