Walking Distance Activities, Museums and the Epicenter

Of course the entire conference can’t be all about work.  There are so many things to see and do while one is in the city.  What might you ask is there to do within walking distance of the hotel?  Get your walking shoes on.


One of the most popular visitors stopping points in Charlotte is without a doubt the NASCAR Hall of Fame (pictured right).  The great news is you can walk there from the Sheraton.  Located on East Stonewall Street this facility is 140,000 square feet of things to do for race fans and non-fans alike.

Another must stop is Time Warner Cable Arena.  It is just a short walk from the Sheraton to see the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats play. Event information can be found on there website at: www.timewarnercablearena.com.

Bechtler_200x300If sports are not what you are looking for there are a couple of museums very close by.  Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (pictured left).  The Bechtler is a jewel of a museum, only the second in this country designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta.  The collection presented includes works by the most important and influential artists of the 20th century.  With works by artists such as Picasso and Warhol it is a must see in Charlotte.  Another great spot to take in is Harvey B. Gantt African American Cultural Center.  The center celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach.  They also offer guided tours.  For upcoming activities you can check their website at www.ganttcenter.org.

For those you like a mixture of things to do in one place Charlotte’s premier entertainment complex the Epicenter is a must visit.  The Epicenter has something for all ages including dining, shopping, live music, unique night life and movies at the Epicenter Theaters.  Whether you are looking for fine dining or comfort food Epicenter offers over 20 different options that fit into any budget.  You can even bowl a few frames at Strike City Bowling Alley.  Epicenter can be your one stop for all entertainment.