One fun fact that many tourists do not know about is that Charlotte is the largest city in the southwestern part of the state of North Carolina. It was named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg, the wife of King George II.
Today, this modern city is commonly known locally as “Uptown”. It is a fun place to visit because there are several major museums, restaurants, shopping centers and parks you can enjoy. Along with its lively streets, its rich cultural scene is very famous.
If you are not from around town, you might be wondering where you can spend your time. Here are some of the places that you can check in Charlotte, SC.
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Are you an avid fan of race cars?
If yes, then this should be your very first stop when visiting Charlotte. The NASCAR Hall of Fame strives to be the number one destination for people who love cars and racing. They have on their display high-tech equipment, behind the scenes info regarding the race crew, and they showcase dozens of actual race cars.
Do you know where both history buffs and techno-geeks can get their fill? The Aviation Museum is a place where they show exhibits about technology, history, world war and air travel.
They display different historical aircraft, several replicas the military craft, and they also showcase the British fighter planes that were used during the first World War. Submarines, helicopters, choppers and many other tech-related equipment are also on display here.
South End Brewery District
Each one of the neighborhood in Charlotte has a personality of its own that is worth getting to know to. However, for beer-loving visitors, nothing can get more exciting than visiting the South End Brewery District.
It is a facility with a walkable string of breweries and two cideries. If you’re lucky, then sometimes conduct a testing session free of charge. They have food trucks and live music. Many non-drinking visitors here can also enjoy the other shops in the area.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Are you looking for a place to cool off?
Charlotte boasts the U.S. National Whitewater Center. It is a non-profit recreation and athletic center that leaves visitors at awe. There are so many water-related activities you can choose from. On top of that, you can bring your kids with you as they have activities appropriate for children.
Their 1,110 acre facility in Charlotte, SC is definitely a very impressive site. You will see people kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, and eve whitewater rafting. The center also houses many different tracks and trails for people to hike, bike, zipline and climb.
If you are looking for another place to have fun, the Carowinds is an amusement park you can visit and have a great time at.
It nearly covers 400 acres and spans from Fort Mill to Charlotte, SC. The admission tickets can be pricey, however, it already includes access to their water park and other rides. They have a freaky-looking roller coaster that usually gets around two million visitors every year.
It does not matter whether you are a tourist or a Charlottean. It is absolutely one of the largest cities in the US that has so many activities to offer to its visitors and residents. It consistently ranks as one of the fastest growing cities in America, and is home to nearly 1000 companies.
Among these establishments are some big names like Wachovia Corp, Bank of America and Lowe’s. Charlotte is also famous as it is the home to the Hornets of the NBA, the Carolina Panthers of the NFL and as mentioned earlier, the NASCAR HAll of Fame.
So set up your itinerary with your friends and visit Charlotte. You will surely never forget this experience!