Information on Charlotte North Carolina

Let me give you an introduction to Charlotte, North Carolina. This exciting city of possibilities, is awaiting your arrival as your vacation destination. You will be privy to cultural institutions, attractions, world class dining, exciting nightlife, sporting events and all the shopping you want. Charlotte also offers their visitors breathtaking landscapes, comfortable accommodations that range from luxury to the people that are on a budget and restaurants that are unique to Charlotte alone. What more could you want or need in a vacation. All of this and you get to enjoy the wonderful friendly people in Charlotte; it’s a part of what their famous for. Come with me and explore this awesome city.

Charlotte’s location,

Charlotte is made up of 16 counties which also take in two counties in South Carolina. The city of Charlotte serves as the hub and is located in the heart of the Southeast; it lies within the southern Piedmont of North Carolina along the State Border with South Carolina. It is easy to access from anywhere in the country or the world, that’s why it is nicknamed the “International Gateway to the South”.


The first thing you will have to think about is lodgings and Charlotte has enough to suit the needs of everyone. Charlotte boasts approximately 30,000 hotel rooms and 4,100 of these are within walking distance of the Convention Center. If you’re looking for luxury then you have certainly chosen the right place. You’ll find such places as the Ballantyne Resort, the Marriott Charlotte City Center and The Renaissance Charlotte South Park. Maybe your choice would be a quaint bed and breakfast; Charlotte has numerous, bed and breakfast you can choose from. If your budget will determine where you stay then there are Comfort Inns, Days Inn and many more that will welcome you.


Dining will be an exquisite experience on its own. Prepare your taste buds for the most delightful food served anywhere. You can order from Southern Fried Chicken to Spanish small plates. Charlotte’s restaurants are second to none. Dine at the Zebra Restaurant for a meal that will stay in your memory. The Melting pot downtown is waiting to share their culinary delights with you and if you’re in the mood for something casual then drop into Brixx Wood Fired Pizza which is located uptown. Charlotte has plenty of quick take-outs if you’re in a hurry and just want a quick bite. Don’t forget that Charlotte is definitely, kid friendly, so the whole family can enjoy dining at any of these restaurants. These are but a few of what Charlotte has in dining.


Charlotte has attractions that the whole family can enjoy. Visit the Carowinds and take a ride on their roller coasters or one of the many other rides that are featured here. Try the U.S. National Whitewater Center for a wonderful day of fun. If your interest lay in nature then visit the Carolina Raptor Center. The kids would love both of these. If you’re interested in Dirt track racing Charlotte offers lessons at the Dirt Track Racing School. If your interest lies in books then the Billy Graham Library will satisfy all your needs. Charlotte also boasts activities that will appeal to the sports fan such as the NFL, NBA, PGA, and NASCAR and far beyond. It is a sportsman’s dream. Charlotte has enough of everything to keep you more than busy on your vacation here.


Nightlife in Charlotte is incomparable. You can choose from mellow Jazz Clubs to Salsa Dancing. If this is not what you want then take in some of the major musical acts that come to Charlotte. If you want to go to a quiet corner for a drink then visit one of the many pubs you’ll find in Charlotte. Visit the Howl at the Moon for some wild entertainment. These are but a few of what Charlotte has to offer.


If it’s shopping you’re looking for, then Charlotte doesn’t disappoint. Charlotte knows shopping from top name manufacturers to retail outlets and up scaled boutiques. You will find unique shops that hold treasures you could take back home. If bargain hunting is in your blood, then this is the city to do it in. you can comb antique villages and art galleries, outdoor markets and shopping malls. You will never tire of seeing what Charlotte has to offer.

Charlotte is a city that is on the move and knows how to treat its visitors to the time of their life. Regardless of the age you will find numerous things to do while visiting Charlotte, so much so, that you may not see it all the first time, so you’ll just have to make plans to return again and again, to this jewel of a city.