From thrilling adventures to moving artistic performances, family play dates and magnetic nightlife, Charlotte holds something for everyone. Along with celebrating the New South in its lively streets and cultural scene, Charlotte reflects on its rich history in tourist attractions such as the Charlotte Museum of History and Rosedale Plantation. North Carolina's largest city, in the southwestern part of the state, was named in honor of the wife of King George II, Charlotte of Mecklenburg. Its modern city center, known as Uptown, is where you'll find several of the city's major museums, as well as shopping and dining. History buffs can also take the self-guided Liberty Walk to find a series of bronze plaques and monuments that detail the city's role in the American Revolution.