One of the top perks of calling The Gardens of Taylor Glen home is our location in beautiful Concord — a Life Plan Community in the center of it all for those seeking vibrant independent living with come-and-go access for fun getaway adventures. And with Charlotte being only 30 minutes away, there’s plenty to explore in the Queen City! Read on to learn more about the top things to do in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Looking for something unique when it comes to visual entertainment? You’ll be mesmerized by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center that’s home to the Belk Theater, the Booth Playhouse, and the Stage Door Theater. This venue hosts everything from Broadway productions and concerts to poetry nights and symphony classics. Plus, some fantastic restaurants within walking distance of the theater offer discounts or specials when you present your ticket.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

If you’re a racing fan, then swing by the NASCAR Hall of Fame for a fast-track and interactive day at a place that honors the impressive history and heritage of NASCAR. Even if you’re not into speed, chances are you’ll really enjoy learning about artifacts, exploring hands-on exhibits, watching films in their state-of-the-art theater, perusing the Hall of Honor, dining at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, shopping in the Hall of Fame Gear Shop, and more.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Have an appreciation for modern art? Visit the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art for a memorable journey into the artistic minds of some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Picasso, Warhol, Miró, Giacometti, and many more. The one-of-a-kind museum opened in 2010 thanks to the Bechtler family of Switzerland, which offered to showcase their collection as a means to “inspire, inform, and enhance cultural and intellectual life.”

Charlotte Airport Overlook

Whether you had a childhood dream of being a pilot or are just fascinated with the wonder of planes, the Charlotte Airport Overlook is the place to be! Located at 7300 Airport Overlook Drive, you can catch amazing close-up and unobstructed views of all the activity flying in and out of one of the busiest airports in the world. Pack a lunch and find the perfect spot for a few hours of spectacular Charlotte skyline views!