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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.


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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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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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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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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As winter turns to spring, seasonal adventures in Charlotte are in full bloom. Venture to the park to enjoy a picnic, explore the local vineyards, or challenge a friend to a round of golf.  

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Summer weather inspires outdoor journeys. Cool off at Lake Norman, adventure at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, or experience Charlotte’s craft beer scene at a brewery.  

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