It’s a running joke in Charlotte that visitors only need to visit the Queen City once. Why? Because they end up moving here afterwards. That may not always be the case, but with a community so rich in captivating culture, colorful cityscapes, and cosmopolitan character, the thriving quality of life here is abundantly clear.
Charlotte’s a city where Olympic-caliber adventurers rub elbows with culture mavens. A city that captivates both NASCAR heroes and finance leaders. And a city where Northern newcomers exchange smiles on the street with Carolina natives. Visitors are sure to be just as captivated too.
Unwind A Lot
In need of a distraction? Leave the ties that bind behind and let Charlotte show you a good time. Banking may have helped shape this city, but its ways to play add to this city’s unforgettable appeal.
And frankly, there’s never been a better time to visit. The coasters at Carowinds, the rousing races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the boisterous Broadway performances at NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and so much more to engage, excite, and exhilarate will show you exactly why Charlotte’s got a lot.
Sample A Lot
Rock, jazz, punk, reggae, hip-hop…No matter what’s on your iPod, the area’s variety of venues, which range from neighborhood watering holes to 20,000 seat arenas, attract musical talent with sounds that satisfy.
Any way you slice it (no pun intended), Charlotte’s got plenty of courses to choose from. More than 40 public ones to be exact. Whether driving the impressive wetland-shrouded 15th hole of Rocky River Golf Club or teeing off onto the hourglass-shaped greens at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, you’ll find a lot of links to your liking.
Ice cream may be an ok treat, but an ice cream pedicure at The Spa at The Ballantyne Hotel is an even better one! Charlotte’s got a list of spas sure to rejuvenate the senses. So treat yourself…we know you’re worth it.
Commemorating the arts and showcasing every food and flavor, one thing’s for sure, Charlotteans know how to celebrate. Festivals like Taste of Charlotte, Time Warner Cable BBQ & Blues and Food Lion Speed Street 600 Festival will have you dancing in the streets year-round.
Got a penchant for spending? Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, which is also making it more attractive to those luxury vendors outside of the traditional fashion strongholds like NYC and LA. Shop Charlotte’s many boutiques, outlet malls, alfresco shopping centers and more.
Be prepared to give Charlotte a standing ovation after taking in breathtaking ballets, awesome operas, and a wide variety of scintillating stage shows.
Candlelit dinners, breathtaking city views, carriage rides through historic neighborhoods…There’s plenty of aphrodisiacs in the Queen City to ignite a romantic spark.
With 80% of Sprint Cup drivers calling the Queen City home and three major races on our speed-seeking home turf at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race, Coca-Cola 600, and Bank of America 500), the city certainly isn’t fearful of the fast lane.