take a weekend getaway to charlotte, north carolina
January 31, 2016Brunswick Forest
When you relocate to Brunswick Forest, you will find yourself in a beautiful area of the country, filled with things to see and places to visit like nearby Charlotte, North Carolina! As a new resident, be sure to take a weekend trip to Charlotte and see what this lovely city has to offer.
MUSEUMS AND LIVE THEATER
Charlotte is home to a number of museums and live theater venues. The Levine Museum of the New South focuses on educating the public regarding the history of the South since the Civil War, with a focus on the Charlotte and Carolina Piedmont area. The Carolinas Aviation Museum is housed in the historic Charlotte Airport hangar which was completed in 1937 as part of a WPA program during the Great Depression. The building has since been moved to a new location and includes all manner of aviation exhibits. The Mint Museum has two locations in Charlotte dedicated to displaying the best in art and design—both new and old. Charlotte’s Blumenthal Performing Arts Center promises Broadway-worthy productions without the travel with its grand Belk Theater. The facility also houses a number of smaller theater venues and showcases performances in comedy, dance, film and more.
photo courtesy mintmuseum.org
Charlotte is home to a number of professional sports teams like the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, who play at Charlotte’s famed Bank of America Stadium, the Charlotte Hornets, the Charlotte Hounds lacrosse team and the Charlotte 49er’s men’s college basketball team.
photo courtesy panthers.com
Lake Norman is the largest lake in North Carolina and is located just 15 miles outside of Charlotte. In the warmer months, enjoy water sports on the lake like water skiing, wake-boarding, kayaking and canoeing. The lake also offers chartered cruises and fishing expeditions. The area surrounding Lake Norman is also full of things to do like shopping, brewery and winery tours, fine dining and agritourism opportunities.
CCBY, Amy Meredith, https://www.flickr.com/people/jjandames/