Forty Picassos, One Disco Chicken and Unlimited Carolina-Blue Sky Make for a Stacked Charlotte Weekend

Weekend getaway seekers have Charlotte, North Carolina on their radar this spring where the escape trifecta of artistic masterwork, soft outdoor adventure and culinary discovery deliver premium vacation ROI — all under the canopy of Carolina’s storied blue skies.

Don’t confuse the Carolinas largest metro and the 15th largest city in the U.S. with its southern “Char-monikered” neighbors of Charlottesville or Charleston, though. Charlotte is a New South city worthy of its very own vacation quest — and there’s never been a better time to visit.

This spring sees the Queen City showcase serious cultural bona fides as Charlotte’s Mint Museum hosts Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds, more than 40 paintings spanning Picasso’s full career and exploring his lifelong innovations with landscape. The exhibition is part of the International Picasso Celebration structured to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, and runs through May 21st.

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