What to do When Visiting the Carolinas?

The Rivkin Travel Review has recently been focusing on the city of Charlotte, North Carolina so in this edition we’d like to help travelers discover things to do in the Queen City.

Things to do in Charlotte, North Carolina

  • The NASCAR Hall of Fame is located at 400 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Charlotte

    The NASCAR Hall of Fame is located at 400 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Charlotte

    NASCAR Hall of Fame – Though Andrew Rivkin isn’t a NASCAR fanatic, this Charlotte attraction is a must stop when you’re visiting the area where legend Dale Earnhardt began his career, driving in the 1975 World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the Winston Cup Series (now the Sprint Cup Series). When it comes to professional sports franchises in terms of TV ratings, NASCAR ranks second only to the NFL, and races are broadcast in more than a hundred and fifty countries with over ten million viewers per race. The NASCAR Hall of Fame honors the sport’s culture and its history, capturing the most exciting and memorable moments while paying tribute to loyal fans everywhere. Visit their official website at NascarHall.com to plan your next visit, or check them out on Twitter @NASCARHall.
  • Belk Theater

    Belk Theater

    Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – The Rivkin Travel Review will never ignore a city’s arts & culture scene, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is at the top of the list; for both residents and Charlotte visitors. The performing arts center, including Belk Theater and Booth Playhouse are located at 130 N Tryon St.; Spirit Square and Levine Center for the Arts are nearby. The arts organizations include Charlotte Symphony, Community School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Opera Carolina, Queen City Theatre Company, and The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, so there are magnificent performances throughout the year. Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte deliver big city performances to the heart of the Carolinas, offering the best in touring Broadway shows and performing arts. Visit their website at BlumenthalArts.org to learn more about upcoming events and all the best arts & culture events in Charlotte and the Carolinas. You should also check the site a few days before (or even the day of) certain events for discounts and special offers at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
  • Discovery Place MuseumDiscovery Place is the perfect stop for family friendly fun, and we guarantee that adults will have a good time, too! Discover a world of science that is brought to life by a wide variety of interactive exhibits, and daily programs that include exciting experiments, groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films, hands on activities and so much more. Check out DiscoveryPlace.org to learn more about a visit or how you can help the museum.
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center – Last but not least on our list of things to do in Charlotte is an option that is perfect for outdoor lovers and the more adventurous like Andrew Rivkin. The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) was introduced in 2006, and the center rests on more than four hundred acres of woodlands, fostering an environment for people to come together and enjoy the outdoors. With over 24 activities including whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, zip lines and ropes courses, as well as a restaurant, live music shows and events, this place definitely serves as a playground for both children and adults. But the National Whitewater Center also strives towards the goal of promoting healthy and active lifestyles while developing environmental awareness.