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Charlotte is best known for its top-notch museums, restaurants, and motorsports. The city goes by a lot of nicknames, including “The Queen City”, “The Buzz City”, and "The Hornet's Nest", each for its own unique and intriguing reason. Charlotte has the largest population in North Carolina (nearly 1 million) and is as famous for its warm Southern hospitality as it is for being a NASCAR hub. Get into the driving spirit of the city and rent a car in advance with Enjoy Travel.
Guide to Charlotte
Charlotte experiences clear skies and warm weather during the summer. Falls come with colourful foliage and mild temperatures that urge people to go outdoors. Winter ushers in below-freezing temperatures but soon beckons spring, which brings the most spectacular blue skies, verdant flowers, and lush greenery.
Things to do in Charlotte
Enjoy nature and NASCAR Hall of Fame
Charlotte is an amalgam of natural beauty and cosmopolitan glamour. Start your day with some fresh air at the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a network of streams, parks, trails, and paved paths. Go for a long walk, bike, or sit and take in the view. As the sun shines a little brighter, visit the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center to watch live theatre, dance, and music shows. Alternatively, surprise yourself at Visulite Theatre, which offers different music styles altered daily. Finally, a trip to The Buzz City would be incomplete without acknowledging their claim to fame, the NASCAR Hall of Fame which displays the hot wheels once driven by popular race car drivers.
Drive to Crowders Mountain State Park
If you're looking to get out of the city, drive out to Crowders Mountain State Park on a clear sunny day for excellent rock climbing and bouldering opportunities. Alternatively, Lake Norman makes the perfect hideout from the bustle of the city, and offers an occasion for boating, kayaking and fishing. If you are a beer lover, hop on The Charlotte Brews Cruise and learn all about the various breweries in town before the best part: sampling said beers. Spend an afternoon at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to spend a tranquil few hours surrounded by thriving greenery, waterscapes, and singing birds. The Levine Centre for the Arts is another afternoon destination with three museums that showcase the city's history, culture, and art.
Eating out in Charlotte
For an unbeatable morning wake-me-up, come to Café South for a homely atmosphere paired with classic Southern dishes on the menu. Chow on the best load nachos for lunch at the Sabor Latin Street Grill. And for dinner, you can’t go wrong with sushi at Ru San’s Japanese restaurant.
Getting to and from Charlotte, airports and transport connections
Airports and public transport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the primary airport serving Charlotte, and was the 11th busiest airport in the United States by passenger traffic in 2019. Public transportation options connecting the airport to the city, as well as within the city, include the LYNX Blue Line, trams, and buses.
Driving in Charlotte
Car rentals are popular among those looking to visit attractions outside the city centre as well as nearby states. You can also enjoy road trips to places such as West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan or Indiana in under 3 hours.