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10 very exciting things to do in Charlotte

Given its status as North Carolina’s largest city, it is no surprise that Charlotte has plenty to offer locals and visitors alike. From its emerging restaurant scene and thriving craft brewing industry to history museums, thrilling outdoor adventures and top-notch hotels, there is certainly no shortage of interesting things to do and see while exploring the Queen City. Want to get the full Charlotte experience? Just work through our list below. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 10 best restaurants in Charlotte

As one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast—offering a ton of fun things to do and amazing hotels to show for it—Charlotte has been garnering plenty of positive attention lately, partly because of its thriving food scene. Home to a refreshing mixture of new, up-and-coming eateries and trusty old favorites that always knock it out of the park, the Queen City is coming out from behind the shadows of other major Southern food cities and becoming a culinary hotspot in its own right. Our list of best restaurants in Charlotte includes everything from down-home chicken joints and upscale steakhouses to rare finds, like a sushi burger bar (you read that right).