The lively and vibrant city of Charlotte, NC, is the perfect destination with heaps of museums, history and fun for all ages. Whether you’re searching for an adventure filled vacation or a quiet relaxing getaway; this city has something to offer. Home of NASCAR, award winning museums and lush tropical gardens it’s no wonder Charlotte is nicknamed the “Queen City”. We invite you to discover the culture of this city; from the local craft breweries to the farmers market, there’s an endless amount of “must see” things. Read on to learn our top eleven things to see and do in Charlotte and discover why so many people choose to call this city home.
1. U.S National Whitewater Center
Home to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river; this non-profit recreation and outdoor athletic center is a must visit. Along with the chance to paddle the rapids in a raft or kayak; visitors can zip-line, stand up paddle board, explore the rope courses, mountain bike or choose to hike along one of many trails. Four legged furry friends are always welcome, just be sure to keep them leashed at all times. The site also includes a restaurant serving up craft beer and wine, excellent local food and a chance to watch the kayakers as they barrel role through the rapids. Whether you go for the adventure or for one of many summer concerts; this U.S Olympic training site will not disappoint.