Are you finalizing your plans to move to Charlotte? Whether you’re new to the area or are moving back after several years, we’d like to welcome you home! Once you’ve unpacked and feel somewhat settled in your new space, it’s time to get out and explore Charlotte!
Not sure where to start? Here are five fun things to do!
Visit a Museum
Charlotte has a lot of history, and you know what that means – lots of museums! Whether you’re a total history buff or are just looking for an indoor activity on a cold, rainy day, museums are always a blast.
Museums to Visit:
- Wells Fargo History Museum
- Levine Museum of the New South
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- The Charlotte Museum of History
- NASCAR Hall of Fame
Tour Center City
Ready to learn all about Charlotte but are on a tight schedule? Tour Center City and the neighboring historic districts via Segway, bike, or horse-drawn carriage! Interested in seeing the city in a non-traditional way? Funny Bus offers a 90-minute tour with a stand-up comedy twist! Halfway through the tour, the bus will stop for a short beverage and bathroom break.
Enjoy the Culinary Scene
As one of North Carolina’s fastest growing cities, Charlotte is having a food moment and we don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon. Looking for a spot to grab a bite? Check out our favorites!
- Suffolk Punch – A coffee bar, brewery, eatery, and fermentation lab (all-in-one!) with an ever-evolving menu. Suffolk Punch is also located on the Light Rail, making it even easier to visit!
- Hello, Sailor – So this spot is actually located right down the road in Cornelius, but you won’t be disappointed, we promise! The former dive bar has been turned into a delicious lunch spot with Palm String vibes and delicious drinks. We highly recommend the crispy half duck and the Chicagoish fried bologna sandwich.
- Heirloom – This creative farm-to-table dinner spot is home to chef Clark Barlowe, who has a serious mushroom addiction. Even if you don’t like mushrooms, we encourage you to try his concoctions – you might be pleasantly surprised!
Catch an Open-Air Concert at PNC Music Pavilion
Love music? Head over to PNC Music Pavilion to catch a show by your favorite artist! The outdoor amphitheater has become the premier outdoor venue for large concerts, having featured artists such as Zac Brown Band, Phish, Luke Combs, and Dave Matthews Band.
Visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center
Looking for a thrill? Head to the U.S. National Whitewater Center for rafting and kayaking on the largest man-made whitewater river in the world. Class II-IV rapids will keep your adrenaline pumping, and you’ll have thrilling stories to tell for years to come.
Not ready to take up rafting or kayaking? The U.S. National Whitewater Center also offers zip lining, yoga, and various festivals throughout the year.