All American eyes will be on Charlotte, North Carolina, this week, as delegates from all over the country gather to watch incumbent Barack Obama accept the nomination as the Democratic candidate for the upcoming election in November.
But when the attendees aren't listening to supporters preach about our current president's accolades and why they believe he should be elected to a second term, they'll be looking for something to do around town to get their minds off politics.
For news buffs, CNN Travel recommends checking out the Carolinas Aviation Museum, which is now home to the plane that made national headlines when pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely completed an emergency landing in the Hudson River in 2009. The museum is just a 15-minute limo ride from Time Warner Cable Arena, the host of the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC).
Racing fans can take some time to check out the NASCAR Hall of Fame, while more "outdoorsy" types can go ziplining, rock climbing or kayaking at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
CNN recommends getting a cup of Joe at the Smelly Cat Coffeehouse or satisfying a craving for sweets at Amelie's, a popular bakery, soup and sandwich shop.
With thousands expected to be visiting Charlotte this week, getting around the city is going to be hectic. Trying to get the attention of cab drivers may seem impossible and public transportation will be packed. Make sure that you save yourself a lot of trouble by taking advantage of Hermes Worldwide's transportation for special events.
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