Things to Do in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina is a multicultural, sophisticated city of the south, which means there are dozens of attractions and fun things to do. Below, we highlight just a few. You'll find several within minutes of Crowne Plaza Charlotte hotel in Uptown Charlotte. Enjoy!

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Located in uptown Charlotte, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art brings cutting edge artists to North Carolina. The permanent collection includes masters such as Georges Rouault, Joan Miró, Le Corbusier, and Günter Haese. Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, the Bechtler building is itself a work of art.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Just a brief walk from Crowne Plaza Charlotte hotel, the Blumenthall Performing Arts Center is a dynamic destination for a cultural night out. From dramatic theatrical productions to family friendly shows to stand-up comedy, the Center caters to a wide-ranging audience with an eclectic mix. The Charlotte Philharmonic and Opera Carolina are just 2 of the 10 arts organizations the Center oversees. For more information, go to

Bojangles Coliseum.

Since the 1950s, Bojangles Coliseum has been a Charlotte hub for entertainment. From rodeos to ice skating performances to family friendly concerts, the Coliseum hosts several kinds of events throughout the year. The Coliseum got a big facelift in the 1990s, and comfortably accommodates 11,000 spectators.

Carowinds Amusement Park.

Carowinds is a family fun amusement park that really gets going in the warm summer months, but is also open March through October. Roller coasters, thrill rides, kiddie rides, and family rides are all part of the action. Bring your bathing suit because Boomerang Bay Waterpark is included in the admission price.

Discovery Place.

Discovery Place is an interactive science museum visitors of all ages will enjoy. From the IMAX theater dome to the hands-on experiments, visitors can spend a whole day in this Charlotte destination doing cool things. Some fun exhibits include Project Build, Fantastic Frogs, and Kidscience.


The Charlotte EpiCentre is the place to be for exciting nightlife adventures. Be ready to sing at Howl at the Moon, which is more than a piano bar, or take on the mechanical bull at Whisky River. Restaurants and nightclubs are the focal point, but you'll also find movie theaters and live music concerts at the open air Pavilion.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture.

This unique center has roots in the student protest movement of the 1960s, when African American college students demanded recognition of their culture and heritage. The Gantt Center today is a place that celebrates diversity as well as the common threads that make everyone equals.

Levine Museum of the New South.

Winner of the National Museum Service Award, the Levine Museum of the New South focuses on Southern American history from 1865 forward. Visitors who want to know how the South has evolved in the last 150 or so years, will enjoy seeing the way the region has diversified and grown with exhibits like "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers."

Ovens Auditorium.

Since the 1950s, Ovens Auditorium, near Bojangles Coliseum, has been a premier concert venue with an "intimate" seating capacity of just over 2,400. Legendary greats such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Hope have taken the stage. It's also a place for notable guest speakers, symphony performances, and theatre.

US National Whitewater Center.

Whether you're a seasoned rafter or a novice just getting your feet wet, the US National Whitewater Center is the place to sharpen up your skills. Programs include instruction in kayaking, swiftwater rescue, as well as rock climbing and CPR. The Ropes Course is a great place for team building.
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