Monday, May 27, 2024

Pull Up To the Queen City – A Quick Guide To Enjoy Charlotte, NC

Taking a vacation is always on the to-do list, and the Southeast has something to say. Charlotte, North Carolina has established itself as a destination for tourists to come and enjoy. #Charlottesgotalot

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Charlotte has a little under 1 million people in its city limits and is down to welcome more visitors and guests.

Sitting as one of the Southeast’s premier destinations for arts & culture, culinary, and outdoor/adventure experiences where multicultural communities thrive, there are many things people can do when they pull up to the Queen City.

Travel Noire has compiled a list of places and activities for incoming tourists to come and catch a vibe while enjoying all that Charlotte, N.C. has to offer.

1. Museums

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art – Located in Uptown, visitors can enjoy works from acclaimed artists like Picasso, Miró, Calder, and Degas.
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture – Cultural enthusiasts, rejoice! Tap in, and learn more about some of the country’s most influential people and their contributions to art, history and Black culture.

2. Nightlife and Entertainment

  • Novelty House – This rooftop bar, with Instagram-worthy decor and impeccable views of the skyline, offers various drink options and transforms into an enjoyable vibe for you to be responsibly lit for the evening.
  • Charlotte Sports – If you’re a sports fan, Charlotte has a little something for everyone. Head down to Spectrum Center to watch LaMelo Ball and the Hornets in a head-to-head competition. Or catch the Carolina Panthers during football season. Sports enthusiasts can also tap in with the Charlotte Checkers for hockey and the city’s soccer club, Charlotte FC, for some on-field action

3. Shopping and Dining

  • SouthPark Mall – With over 150 retailers, this retail haven is one of the largest in the region, offering shopping enthusiasts many options to explore.
  • 1501 S. Mint – This Black-owned eatery is a speakeasy cocktail lounge. Self-described as “the spot before the spot,” 1501 S. Mint offers year-round vibes and is close to the diverse options near Uptown Charlotte.

4. Lodging

  • Charlotte Marriott City Center – Ideally located at the center of Uptown, guests can enjoy close commutes to great food and entertainment.
  • The Ballantyne – If luxury living is your thing, then The Ballantyne is your spot. Enjoy a spa, fine dining, and plush room amenities.

The options above only scratch the surface of what Charlotte offers, and the city invites you to come out and explore more.

To learn more about how to maximize your next Queen City trip, click here.


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