Best things to do Charlotte

7 Unmissable Things To Do In Charlotte

There is more than meets the eye in North Carolina and these best things to do in Charlotte make the point. From outdoor adventure to unusual museums, these are the sights to see.

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1. See a show at Visulite Theatre

This intimate music venue is like your favourite dive bar with better acoustics. The music widely varies from one night to the next, and always make for a fun atmosphere. There is a nominal one-time membership fee, but don’t let that one dollar stop you from a show.

2. Take a Charlotte Brews Cruise

Charlotte is home to an ever-expanding craft brewery industry, and there is no better way to be introduced to the beer scene than on a brew tour. Knowledgable guides introduce guests to so much more than the different takes on craft beer by answering questions about the city as well as giving some of the best local recommendations.

3. Get active at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

This is a recreational center unlike any other. The U.S. National Whitewater Center provides the opportunity for climbing, yoga, live music, hiking and cycling in addition to water sports like rafting, paddle boarding and kayaking that guests can partake in. Take a change of dry clothes and plan on spending an entire day here.

4. See an exhibit at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts&Culture

Named for Charlotte’s first African American mayor and Clemson University student, this culture and arts center is a vibrant display of local and regional work. The center features interactive classes and workshops as well as tours and cultural events.

Best things to do Charlotte

5. See public art and sculptures

From the fountain that holds modern art piece Metalmorphosis by David Cerny to The Green, a park that holds a number of sculptures and other public art pieces, Charlotte is home to quite a range of free-access art. Take a walk throughout the city to spot some of the most notable pieces.

Best things to do Charlotte

6. Visit the Carolina Raptor Center

The Carolina Raptor Center is a massive facility used to rehabilitate injured or orphaned birds of prey. Part of the center’s focus on environmental stewardship includes educational programs and opportunities for the public to get up close and personal with the animals.

Best things to do Charlotte

7. Walk through the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Charlotte is home to some of NASCAR’s biggest names such as Richard Petty and Dale Earnhart Jr. The huge museum features highly interactive exhibits that make the visit fun for visitors of all ages.

Best things to do Charlotte

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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