The Queen City's
Crown Jewels

For a real taste of Queen City life, visit unmistakably Charlotte spots whose fascinating and thrilling experiences are exclusive to the city.


Tour The Billy Graham Library

Carry the renewed spirit of hope and perseverance to The Billy Graham Library. The scenic landmark, which celebrates the life and legacy of Charlotte native Billy Graham, allows you to retrace the worldwide ministry of America’s Pastor via multimedia technology and fascinating memorabilia. Visits to an on-site gift shop, dairy barn café and Graham’s childhood home complete your experience.


Lunch at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Enjoy lunch at Charlotte’s largest and oldest independent craft brewery. Delight in authentic German bites from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s in-house brauhaus. Pair them with great beers in OMB’s sprawling Biergarten, which feels like something out of Munich, Germany.

Tour NASCAR Hall of Fame

Inside this high-octane venue, learn about the history of motorsports and see memorabilia from some of the racing world’s greatest moments. Along the way, pay tribute to trailblazers of the sport who have earned their ranks. Get in on the action by walking through a hauler, practicing a pit stop and racing in a realistic racing simulator.


Experience Carowinds Amusement Park

Wrap up the evening at Carowinds, where later hours mean the fun continues even after the sun sets. Student bands, choirs, teams and organizations have the opportunity to perform at unique on-site venues at Carowinds. Ride the world’s tallest giga coaster, the 325-foot tall Fury 325, and other thrilling coasters on Carowinds’ impressive roster.