Charlotte (United States)

Charlotte Travel Guide and Trip Resources

James Willamor

The Queen City

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina
A center for banking and business with a skyline to match
Excellent museums, NASCAR, fine dining, great shopping

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. It is the second largest banking center in the country after New York, home to hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and well-connected by air not only domestically but also internationally to cities like Toronto, Munich, Paris and London.

Take one look at the skyline - much of it was constructed by demolishing historical parts of the city, which actually has a history going back over 250 years - of Charlotte and it is understandable that one would think Charlotte is strictly business. And there has been some truth to that over the last decades, but the city also has more historic areas (such as Fourth Ward with its Victorian-era houses) and in recent years the city has been focusing on enhancing its cultural offerings as well.

Museums like the Charlotte Museum of History, Levine Museum of the New South and Mint Museum (an art museum based in two locations (one in Uptown and one on Randolph Road) are all worth checking out. For the kids there is Discovery Place, a "family-friendly science museum". For those who are into car racing, Charlotte is the home of NASCAR and you may want to check out the NASCAR Hall of Fame or the Charlotte Motor Speedway as well as the nearby Hendrick Motorsports Museum a bit further out of town.

Typically described as a dynamic and lively place, that is not where it stops for Charlotte. Eat at one of the fine dining restaurants in uptown, go for a stroll in Freedom Park or one of the many other green spaces in town, or head over to SouthPark, the largest mall in the state. Oh, and if you are wondering about the headline to this review, Charlotte was named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Charlotte is a city in United States's region of North Carolina. It has a population of 809,958, is situated at an altitude of 764ft and the best airport to fly into is CLT (Charlotte Douglas, Charlotte)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • Note: Charlotte is a good point of entry for trips to United States as it is well internationally connected (by air)
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Charlotte Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

50 55 63 72 79 86 90 88 81 72 63 54

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

3.4 3.3 4 3 3.2 3.7 3.7 4.2 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.3

More Charlotte travel resources

We love ourselves some Planetware. The one on Charlotte can be found here, while the one on North Carolina can be checked out here. The Charlotte Wikitravel isn't bad, while we especially enjoyed the World as I see it travel blog.

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