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AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO CHARLOTTE

Whether you’re in Charlotte for business or pleasure, we’ve collected the Queen City’s top experiences to suit the adventure-seeker, craft-beer connoisseur, cultural explorer, and more. Experience Charlotte like a local, or tour the city’s most popular attractions.


Outdoor Adventures

Reaching new heights in Charlotte is made possible by its attractions, which cater to both the family and the adventure-seeker. Soar down a Carowinds Roller Coaster, ride the waves at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, or enjoy a thrilling game of football, hockey, or basketball in the city’s finest facilities.  

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Local Brew & Craft Cocktails

Charlotte’s craft beer scene is booming, distilleries are leading the “grain to glass movement,” and the hotel’s very own speakeasy is serving craft cocktails in an exclusive setting. Grab a glass and take a behind-the-scenes tour at the breweries, cideries, and distilleries; or Instagram cocktail #RCMemories at The Punch Room on the 15th floor of the hotel.  

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Arts & Culture

The Queen City’s museums are a haven for international art and design from historically-acclaimed artists, and local markets showcase a variety of Charlotte-made art, food, and gifts. Whether you’re looking to experience native cuisine at one of Charlotte’s festivals, or find the perfect gift for a loved one back home, the city’s cultural attractions are worth exploring.

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Family Experiences

Discover birds of prey in an intimate setting at the Carolina Raptor Center, explore scientific exhibits at Discovery Place, or stroll through 360 acres of stunning landscaping and floral arrangements at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.  

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Fall Happenings

Crisp leaves, cool air, and seasonal flavors inspire an autumn getaway. Whether you’re looking to enjoy local cider, pick a pumpkin, or visit a Halloween-themed amusement park, Charlotte is the ideal fall destination for families and couples alike.

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Winter Happenings

Holiday traditions come alive in Charlotte’s local venues. Skate under the stars at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, select the perfect gift at the German-inspired holiday market in Romare Bearden Park, or catch a performance of the timeless Nutcracker at Belk Theatre.

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