Dubbed the “International Gateway to the South”, Charlotte, North Carolina is a bustling urban hub in the very centre of the Carolinas. Visitors expecting a “country” experience might be pleasantly surprised by the city’s fast-paced feel and soaring skyline. When you visit Charlotte, you’ll embrace a “work hard, play hard” mentality—spend an arvo exploring the local museums, then forget everything you learned with an evening of pub-hopping and sampling delicious local fare. Sound enticing? Pick your accommodation in Charlotte and start exploring!
Things to Do in Charlotte
Recognised as one of the capitols of stock car racing, Charlotte can turn just about any visitor into a NASCAR fans. Check out a race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, or take in one of the many other professional sports that dominate the city. If you prefer nature to sports, luxuriate in one of the many parks that are within walking distance of most Charlotte accommodation. What better way to relax than surrounded by acres of green?
While Charlotte seems worlds away from neighbouring Southern cities, it still offers some great down-home cooking. Make a reservation at a downtown restaurant and sample some of the region’s finest grits and greens. Charlotte is also a hub of higher learning, with four universities calling the city home. Sports, nature, great food and scholarly pursuits—what else could you ask for on Charlotte holidays?
Getting To & Around Charlotte
Touch down at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), a mere 10 km west of the city. You can walk to most attractions in Charlotte, and taxis, buses and trolleys can take you anywhere else you want to go.
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