5 things to do in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, North Carolina is a buzzing metropolis with so much to enjoy. Located in the central part of the state, just south of Lake Norman, it’s the largest city in North Carolina.

Taking a travel nursing job in Charlotte is guaranteed to keep you busy on your days off. Below are just a few things to get your wheels turning as you plan your next assignment.

Here are some of the top things our travelers have said you can’t miss during your visit

  1. Discovery Place Science: This museum is a perfect example of the power of hands-on learning. The exhibitions, labs, and live shows allow audience members to immerse themselves in scientific discoveries. Specialized events and IMAX films add to the excitement. It will be a completely new experience no matter how many times you visit.
  2. Carowinds: If you’re searching for a day of nonstop fun, visit Carowinds Amusement Park. Roller coasters, water rides, and live shows are the perfect recipe for a great day. If you’re staying in the area for a few months, you might even want to think about getting a season pass!
  3. Bank of America Stadium: Home to the Carolina Panthers, you can’t miss a trip to the Bank of America Stadium for a game. Built in 1996, this stadium regularly undergoes renovations to make sure the fan experience is always the best it can be. It’s the perfect way for sports fans to unwind!

Hungry? Where to eat in Charlotte, NC

Something savory

Eat and give back to your community with a meal at The King’s Kitchen. Not only are the meals delicious, The King’s Kitchen donates 100% of their profits to the community and provides on-the-job life skills training to friends in search of a new start.

The food itself is deliciously prepared southern cuisine made from locally sourced products. You’ll not only have a great meal, but you also provide great opportunities to other people.

“Wonderful restaurant and the food is consistently good. Their regular menu items are good, but it is worth checking out what seasonal specials they have. The tomato bisque is delicious. This last time I had all items off the seasonal menu and it was amazing. The strawberry salad, the miss chickpea soup were both outstanding. Reservations are recommended on a weekend or you can eat at the bar. As the weather gets better, there is a nice outdoor eating area that is very popular. Additionally, the idea behind the restaurant is great. The profits go to assist the homeless and their jobs program is a great plan to assist those at risk in developing a marketable skill.” ~Rich G.

“Absolutely wonderful food. The shrimp and grits was the best I’ve ever had. The tri-tip was really good too and not a cut I see in a menu very much since moving away from the west so that was cool. We finished with the Derby Pie which was so perfect. All of this is topped off awesomely by the excellent prices. Truly a wonderful place to have a dinner with friends or loved ones.” ~Matt H.

“This was my first experience and the food was amazing! I ordered the pot roast and my husband got the scallops! We shared a banana pudding and it was also amazing. But the star of the show was the Shelton Vineyards wine. We will definitely be back during our next visit to Charlotte!” ~Lashanda M.

Something to drink

Relax with a pint at Pilot Brewing Co. After over a decade of brewing, Rachael Hudson and her husband took the leap and opened their own nano-brewery in Charlotte.

Pilot Brewing Co. focuses solely on small batch experimental beer. The atmosphere of the brewery is welcoming and definitely a place where you can sit and unwind for however long you want!

“Wonderful and superb brewery in Charlotte! Their beer is impeccable and delicious, and the brewery has a great atmosphere, lovely decoration and beautiful outdoor space! And the place is run by an incredible and knowledgeable staff that just adds to the already great experience!!” ~Ben L.

“Good selection of beers and some non-alcoholic things as well. They have all kinds of games so you can hang out for a while.” ~Virginia M.

“A true nano brewery, with each staff member brewing beer. No other brewery in Charlotte feels as connected to the beer as these people. And since it’s small scale, the menu is constantly rotating with special releases and surprise guest brewers. Kid friendly with snacks and juices, as well as occasional food trucks. Outside seating for pups, and indoor table games to pass the time with friends.” ~Benjamin P.

What other travelers are saying about Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is a city with a variety of things to do and places to go. It’s also a city that focuses innovations and seeing the world in a different way. It’s definitely a great place to visit during your assignment!

“I loved all of the large attractions of Charlotte, but I also loved all of the niche places I discovered while I was there. I decided to extend my assignment because I really liked it. The local restaurants and bars were really cool to rotate through and explore.”

“Charlotte was great. I never felt like I ran out of options for things to do. I even made a few trips to the ocean when I had multiple days in a row that I was off. Made it really fun!”

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