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The Queen City Sparkles

A Winning Vacation Destination

Bustling streets thrum with youthful energy. Art explodes on museum walls and street corner murals. Delicious culinary fusions create unexpected delights at each meal. We invite you to craft your own Queen City adventure – sipping local craft brews, wandering charmingly eclectic neighborhoods, or celebrating stock car heroes at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte blends old-school charm and new-age swagger. It always welcomes you with open arms.

Charlotte Experience

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Every Neighborhood Has a Story

Charlotte's distinctive neighborhoods unfurl like chapters in a captivating, connected storyline. Dive into the creative heartbeat of NoDa with its many art galleries and trendy cafes. In Plaza Midwood, vintage finds mingle with modern boutiques. Stately homes and manicured gardens define Dilworth, a haven for tranquility. South End has shed its industrial past, now welcoming you with art studios, craft breweries, and repurposed warehouses brimming with energy and entertainment.

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Experience Uptown Excitement

Uptown Charlotte's is an endless buffet of possibilities. Catch a ride on an old-fashioned trolley, tour the Mint Museum or Bechtler Museum, then savor panoramic views atop the Bank of America Tower. Score tickets to a show at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center or revel in live music at a rooftop bar. Foodies can embark on a culinary journey through diverse restaurants and cafes, while shoppers revel in a mix of flagship stores and local boutiques. 

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Laughter, Learning and Family Fun

Bring the family to Charlotte and the only question will be what fun adventure to embark on next. From dinosaurs and wildlife at Discovery Place Nature to hands-on experiments at Discovery Place Science, these museums are a treat  for all ages. Then race full speed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bonus for the parents … many of Charlotte’s best breweries are kid-friendly!