Do you know which city is nicknamed the “Queen City”? No, it’s not New York or London; it’s Charlotte, North Carolina that earns this regal nickname!
While you might not expect it from its NASCAR-loving reputation, this town is ready to show off its fancy side. With a vibrant arts scene (in the oh-so-trendy “NoDa” neighbourhood), several brand-new sports teams and world-class shopping, a Charlotte holiday is more than meets the eye.
Yes, you should definitely visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame. When you’ve got that done, take your Charlotte car hire to the U.S. National Whitewater Center. It’s an official Olympic Training Center, but you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy whitewater rafting, mountain biking and rock climbing at one of the largest outdoor centres in the world—plus canopy tours and ziplines. If that’s not enough for you, well, we don’t know what is.
Tons of North Carolina’s major cities are within driving distance, so hop in your car rental in Charlotte and pick a direction! Go northwest to Greensboro for Civil War History (also, America’s civil rights "sit-in" movement was launched here—no big deal). Or, choose a deso and head out to Winston-Salem, the gateway to Yadkin Valley wine country, 125km north. On this “grape” escape, everything happens for a “riesling”.
More of a beer person? Check out our Chicago accommodation and make the 2-hour flight north to one of the brewery capitals of the Midwest. Cheers!
You don’t have to be a NASCAR star to book Charlotte car rentals on Wotif. Just check out our awesome deals, point and click! Then take care of your hotel and flights in one swoop with our getaway packages, and you’re good to go. Save that cash for rock climbing and wine (not at the same time, please!)—you’ll be glad you did.