Charlotte is an excellent location for people looking to have some fun. This cosmopolitan city has a little bit of everything for everyone; whether you enjoy gourmet cuisine, modern art, extreme sports, or touring some of the city’s neighborhoods, the Queen City will keep you entertained for days.

If you’re spending an hour, day, week, or month in Charlotte, these are some of the top activities that the city has to offer:

Charlotte Hiking Trail

Explore Charlotte’s History

The Charlotte Museum of History, Levine Museum of the New South, and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite give visitors a unique view into the history of Charlotte and what makes the city so great. The Charlotte Museum of History explores how the city came to be and the critical events that took place here. The Levine Museum explores how the area has changed and developed from the end of the Civil War to today. The Hezekiah Alexander Homesite forms part of the Charlotte Museum of History and is recognized as one of the county’s oldest structures.

Eat Your Way Around Charlotte

Charlotte has so much to offer when it comes to great food and fine dining. The city has cuisines from all over the world, made by some of the finest chefs and cooks. Popular fine dining restaurants include Kindred Restaurant, Hello Sailor, Leah & Louise, The Stanely, and more. If you’re more of a food truck, street eating person, why not visit The Tin Kitchen, Yummi Bahn Mi, Another Food Truck, or Romeo’s Vegan Burgers.

Explore Charlotte’s Outdoors

Charlotte has loads of fun-filled activities that are guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Some of these activities include riding the 325-foot-tall Fury 325 at Carowinds amusement park, paddling, canoeing, or kayaking through Catawba River, Lake Norman, and Lake Wylie, or you can run, hike or climb your way through Crowders Mountain State Park.