The Weekend Guide: Public Art, Fried Chicken, and White Water Rafting in Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina, has a longtime reputation as a regional banking center, but if you’re still dismissing it as a city built around business lunches, you’re way behind. In the past decade, Charlotte’s distinctive neighborhoods, entrepreneurial spirit, and food (and beer and cocktail) scene have come to the fore. As offices reopen in worker-friendly Uptown, the city is ready to get back to business. Here’s our plan for a full Charlotte weekend.