Post DNC - Things to do in Charlotte, NC this Weekend
If you’ve been in Charlotte, North Carolina this week for the Democratic National Convention, don’t rush back home just yet. Stick around and enjoy Charlotte this weekend.
Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and has a population of over 750,000 within the city limits and over 2.3 million in the region. The Charlotte Info Center includes locations in the airport and the city center and can be reached at (704) 333-1887 ext. 235 or (800) 231-4636.
US National Whitewater Center – an adventure sport and outdoor recreation facility on 400 acres near the Catawba River. The center features a manmade whitewater river for whitewater rafting as well as a climbing center, trails for running and biking, and zip lining.
Queens Road West is part of the Myers Park neighborhood and includes big and beautiful million-dollar homes. Lovely rows of oak trees line the road, many of which were planted at the turn of the 20th century. Great for a drive or an inspiring walk.
Independence Square is at the corner of Tryon and Trade streets. It features one bronze statue on each corner of the intersection. The statues represent energy, transportation, commerce, and the future.
Tours are also available throughout the city, including a walking tour which travels from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, past the Settler’s Cemetery and other sites, and ending at the entertainment facility, the Epicentre.
After the Democratic National Convention or any time of year, Charlotte is one of the most visitor-friendly places in the Carolinas.