Whether it's a quiet day at a museum or a fun-filled activity for the kids, there's no shortage of things to do in the Queen City. Several museums, old and new, give Charlotte an edge in the world of art and culture. The Mint Museum of Art showcases American and European fine art, furniture, silver and ceramics collections, while the family-friendly Discovery Place delights visitors with interactive exhibits and IMAX theater. And of course, you can't talk about Charlotte without talking about racing stockcar racing, that is. Unique to the area are the nostalgic North Carolina Racing Hall of Fame and the exhilarating Richard Petty Driving Experience, where visitors embark on their own racecar adventures.
Joseph K. Hall, Jr. is an editor for 10Best, Inc. His travels have allowed him to sing for pints in Inistioge and eat octopus in Athens. He served as city editor on the 10Best Travel Guides for Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, DC. His work has also appeared in business and collegiate sports publications. In his spare time – when he has it – he serves... Read more »