Charlotte is the most populous city in the US state of North Carolina and
the county seat of Mecklenburg County. The city has a rather proud and
profound history of car racing, and that it features many speedways meant
for racing cars, schools that teach car racing and some motor sports
museums. The city’s attractions are Carowinds (a top-class amusement park),
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Museum of
History and Rosedale Plantation. Music lovers can also come to Charlotte to
attend the annual event of Winter Music Conference in March.
Things to do in Charlotte
Spread across 400 acres on the border of North and South Carolina, stands
the state of the art amusement park called the Carowinds in the city of
Charlotte. It was built using USD 70 million and features 8 theme-based
zones meant for people of different age groups. You should visit here for a
262-foot high Gyro tower called the Carolina Skytower that offers superb
views of the city below.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
There is no place better than the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in
Charlotte for any art lover. This art museum is named after Andreas
Bechtler, who was the city’s resident who donated his collection of more
than 1400 artworks to the museum. Apart from that, the museum is home to
several other 20th century artworks.
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Car racing lovers can’t help paying a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
This state of the art Hall of Fame honours all the exceptional and talented
drivers of NASCAR’s world-famous car racing events. Visitors will also find
numerous accolades related to crews, owners, and other major contributors
to the sport.
Best Time to Visit Charlotte
Summer season (the months from March to May) are the best to book your
flights from San Francisco to Charlotte. Book your flights from SFO to CLT
during this season to enjoy its cultural festivals and events like
Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend, PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship and
Speed Street Festival. It is advised to book Charlotte flights in advance
to avoid paying more during peak season.