CHARLOTTE VIBES: MY TOP 20 ADVENTURES IN THE QUEEN CITY + BONUS
Hey guys! So, I’ve just explored this amazing city called Charlotte in North Carolina. Who knew there was so much to do in this buzzing metropolis? Dive in with me, and let’s talk about the must-sees and the OMG moments!
1. Time Travel in Uptown:
If you're a history buff (or just like riding cool things), Uptown Charlotte is your jam. Carriages, golf carts, segways — pick your poison. I’m partial to the Segway (I mean, come on, how fun is it to zoom around on those?). I mean, who wouldn’t want to feel like they’re in a futuristic movie while soaking in history? For those who wanna DIY it, check out a self-guided audio tour.
2. Ocean Vibes at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium:
Um, walking through a tunnel with sharks over your head? Heck yes! Plus, the touchpool? I’m officially a marine biologist. Here’s where you’ll find it: 8111 Concord Mills Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027.
3. Spooky Alert - Queen City Ghosts Tour:
Okay, not gonna lie, this haunted walking tour had me jumping (just a little!). From cemeteries to theaters, Uptown Charlotte hides its dark secrets well. Curious? Meet up at The Library Fountain at N Tryon St & E 6th St, Charlotte, NC 28202.
4. NASCAR Fan-girl Moment:
The NASCAR Hall of Fame was unreal. I mean, even if you're not a racing enthusiast, the simulator will make you one. Check it out: 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202.
5. Artistic Feels at The Mint Museum:
Two locations, endless creativity. The contemporary exhibits at Uptown blew my mind, while the Randolph spot took me back in time. Wanna be inspired? Visit them here.
6. Ride ALL The Rides at Carowinds:
I screamed, laughed, and maybe ate too much cotton candy. Definitely hit up the Camp Snoopy section if you're traveling with kiddos. Park yourself here: 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.
7. Geek Out at Discovery Place:
Interactive labs? IMAX theater? I'm SO in. Science nerds unite at this spot: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202.
8. Nature Vibes at Little Sugar Creek Greenway:
Trail of History = my new fave hiking spot. Love me a good outdoor walk, especially when there are statues of cool peeps along the way.
9. McDowell Nature Center = Serenity:
I was all about those garden vibes and the cool animals. Find some peace here: 15222 York Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278.
10. Fourth Ward Vibes:
Historical beauty, stunning architecture, and a brewery or two for good measure. Pro tip: definitely do the self-guided tour.
11. Cheers to Charlotte’s Breweries:
12. Rosedale Plantation Feels:
Historic house? Beautiful gardens? Sign me up! Wander around at 3427 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206.
13. Unwind at Wing Haven:
Three words: Bird. Sanctuary. Heaven. Find your zen here: 248 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209.
14. Contemporary Crush at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art:
Picasso and Warhol in the same spot? Yes, please! Drop by 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202.
15. Get Green at UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden:
Honestly, their orchid collection? Chef’s kiss. Smell the flowers here: 9090 Craver Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262.
16. Deep Dive at Levine Museum of the New South:
Let’s get historical. This museum was such an education on the South's history. Find it here: 401 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 28202.
17. Presidential at James K. Polk Historic Site:
I walked where the 11th U.S. President played as a kid. No biggie! Check it out at 12031 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134.
18. Adventurous AF at U.S. National Whitewater Center:
From white-water rafting to ziplining, my adrenaline was pumping! Get your heart racing here.
19. Historical Walk on Charlotte’s Liberty Walk:
Revolutionary War vibes for sure. Make history come alive!
20. Charlotte Museum of History is a MOOD:
The oldest house in the county is now a museum? I'm there. Dive deep into history here.
21. Go Panthers!:
Football fever at Bank of America Stadium! Seriously, there's nothing like cheering on the home team.
Alright, that's a wrap on my Charlotte adventure. So much to see, do, and explore. If you’re ever in North Carolina, make Charlotte a must-visit. Catch you on the flip side! ✌️