Medical Careers - Charlotte, NC Area
Charlotte, NC Area
Arts & culture
Charlotte is famous for its variety of museums. The Mint Museum Uptown showcases art from around the world. It features the Craft + Design Collection, celebrating excellence in jewelry, furniture, wood art, glass and clay. The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture has works by renowned African-American artists. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has more than 1,400 works from some of the most influential artists of the mid 20th century.
Food & drink
Itâ€™s tough to beat Carolina barbecue. There are all sorts of establishments to enjoy ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken and sauces. Charlotte restaurants range from classic institutions to some trendy eateries serving up gastronomical delights with flair. Charlotte is also great for cocktails and craft beer with 18 breweries around town.
Charlotte is home to The U.S. National Whitewater Center, the world’s premier outdoor facility. Enjoy 1,300 acres of whitewater rafting kayaking, rock climbing, zip lines, ropes courses, a canopy tour and mountain biking. If you want to do something more laid back, the Center also has live music and outdoor festivals throughout the summer months.
Much like the city, Charlotte sports have grown. The No.1 attraction is the Carolina Panthers, led by 2015 NFL MVP quarterback Cam Newton. The Panthers have been regular playoff participants in recent years, including reaching the Super Bowl in February 2016. The NBAâ€™s Charlotte Hornets are owned by Michael Jordan. If you like stock car racing, NASCAR is big here with the Charlotte Motor Speedway.