In our biggest city, shining skyscrapers form a glass-and-concrete jungle. But there’s plenty of fresh air here, too: in breezy beer gardens, at elevated rooftop restaurants, and on pretty streetside patios.
On-Stage Magic in Charlotte
At the ballet, the symphony, theaters, and sports arenas, the Queen City puts on a show.
Queen City Neon
For a Mecklenburg County photographer, a high school project became an adult passion: documenting nostalgic signs and billboards across Charlotte.
7 Ways to Appreciate Art in the Queen City
Long known for business and banking, our state’s biggest city is increasingly a destination for art enthusiasts.
The 1980s: A Man of Grand Designs
Harvey Gantt arrives in Charlotte as a leader with vision, helping shape the city’s future as an architect and, following his election in 1983, as its first black mayor.
Here Comes the Big Parade
For the past 75 years, North Carolina’s largest Thanksgiving parade has rolled through Charlotte’s streets nearly every holiday season, a jubilant reminder that Christmas is just around the corner.
An Our State Playlist: Charlotte’s Musical Roots & Branches
Explore the Queen City’s musical influence and history with our curated Spotify playlist.
High Spirits in the Queen City
Charlotte is a destination city with something for everyone — and craft cocktails to match.
Just Kidding Around Charlotte
Grab your crew and hit the road! From hands-on museums and pint-size roller coasters to majestic raptors and sky-high ziplines, the Queen City offers up fun for children and adults alike.