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Charlotte Tourism & Sightseeing

Charlotte Tourism and Sightseeing
Located in the heart of the Southeast, Charlotte, the 17th largest city in the U.S., lies along North Carolina's southern border and is a halfway point between New York and Florida. Visitors to Charlotte will find a city on the move with a strong hold on its heritage. It exudes a bustling, cosmopolitan vibe with a down-home feel. Simultaneously, urban and urbane yet quiet and quaint, this hot spot of trade, energy, finance and culture, hasn't lost a bit of its sassy southern charm as it continues to grow. Known as the Queen City, Charlotte lives up to its royal namesake with its rich history and culture, a vibrant arts and music scene, and regal southern hospitality offered at every turn. It also serves as the North Carolina hub for professional and amateur sports including NASCAR, the NFL, the NBA and more. This new south city sits firmly on the rock of old southern appeal and is too fascinating to be missed.

Top Things To Do In Charlotte

From family-friendly fun to thrilling activities the adventure seeker can check off their bucket list, Charlotte provides an abundance of options for its visitors and residents. You'll discover a lot at Discovery Place, one of the nation's leading hands-on science museums, where young minds are engaged with an aquarium, science stations and a state-of-the-art 3-D theatre. Experience a thrilling roller coaster ride at Carowinds with122 acres of exhilarating rides, water parks and fabulous stage shows. Go rafting or zip-lining at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the world's premier outdoor recreation and environmental education center featuring 14 miles of mountain-biking and running trails, a climbing center, a 1,100 ft. Mega Zip Line, flat water kayaking, eco-trekking, Mega Jump free-fall experience, an adventure course and a challenge course.

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Top Charlotte Events

From symphonic sounds to medieval musings, you'll find an eclectic mix of events year-round in the Charlotte area. Stop by one of Charlotte's many parks or music venues throughout the year for concerts and performances by local and world-famous acts. Tease your taste buds at A Taste of Charlotte in the summer or Time Warner Cable BBQ & Blues Festival in the fall to experience dozens of menu items offered in the city. For the new and old race fan, NASCAR Acceleration Weekend and the Food Lion Speed Street 600 Festival bring food, fun, music and some the biggest names in NASCAR to Center City. And don't miss out on the Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace, one of the largest Renaissance fairs in the nation, for a journey to 16th-century Europe with jousting tournaments and more.

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Top Places to Stay in Charlotte

Stay at the best rated hotels in Charlotte. To ensure accuracy, our hotel guest scores come only from actual customers! That way, you can count on accurate reviews from real guests! The below rooms in Charlotte scored the best by our customers. Click through to see individual scores and review comments. With over 37,000 reviews of accommodations in North Carolina alone, you can't go wrong!

Courtyard Charlotte Arrowood
Guest Score:
From $79 / night.

Free Internet.
Hampton Inn & Suites Huntersville
Guest Score:
From $88 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Residence Inn by Marriott Charlotte University Research Park
Guest Score:
From $94 / night.

Free Internet.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte Univ. Research Park
Guest Score:
From $84 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
Guest Score:
From $399 / night.

Free Internet.

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Inexpensive Places to Stay in Charlotte

Why pay more? If you are looking for cheap hotels, these rates in Charlotte, NC are at least 30 percent less than the average room rate of $78.

Comfort Inn Lincolnton
Guest Score:
From $63 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Continental Inn Charlotte
Guest Score:
From $55 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Cornelius/Lake Norman
Guest Score:
From $60 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charlotte/Northlake
Guest Score:
From $47 / night.

Outdoor Pool, Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Quality Suites at Carolina Place Mall
Guest Score:
From $63 / night.

Indoor Pool, Free Internet, Free Breakfast.

Best Time to Visit Charlotte

Although Charlotte boasts year-round attractions and events, the best time to visit Charlotte is in the spring and summer. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Spring nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Charlotte

Month Low Avg High
January 32.1 41.7 51.3
February 34.4 45.2 55.9
March 41.6 52.8 64.1
April 49.1 60.9 72.8
May 58.2 69.0 79.7
June 66.5 76.5 86.6
July 70.6 80.3 90.1
August 69.3 78.9 88.4
September 63.0 72.7 82.3
October 50.9 61.7 72.6
November 41.8 52.3 62.8
December 34.9 44.4 54.0

Charlotte Weather

Other Destinations Near Charlotte To Visit

From motorsports to merlot, the Charlotte area features nearby destinations perfect for a quick day trip outside of the city. Race on over to the Charlotte Motor Speedway just north of Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for a look at the legendary 1.5 mile superspeedway that hosts three premier NASCAR events throughout the year and is home to the world's largest HD-TV screen. For a true adrenaline rush, take a few laps around the track in a real NASCAR race car at heart-pounding speeds up to170 mph. For a more laid back adventure, visit one of North Carolina's wineries. One of the top-five destinations for wine enthusiasts, North Carolina features many vineyards less than an hour away from Charlotte. A few include Raffaldini Vineyards and Dobbins Creek in the Swan Creek Valley, Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, and Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe among others.

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