Charlotte Quick Guide
Charlotte is where Southern graciousness and cosmopolitan diversity meet. Charlotte's economy is driven by finance industries, food manufacturing, plastics and rubber, retail, textiles, tourism and wholesale trade.
Visitors to the "Queen City" will want to get out on the town and check out popular areas that include the eclectic Plaza Midwood, located northeast of Downtown Charlotte. Visit the famed Mint Museum of Art in Meyers Park, spend the day shopping in South Park, or head for Historic Rosedale for a sampling of North Carolina history.
The Charlotte City Hall is located at 600 E. Trade St. A little less than a mile away from City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce is headquartered at 330 S. Tryon St. and provides a wealth of information about the city for visitors and newcomers through its innovative, hands-on "Main Street" relocation center.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions to and from Charlotte.
Need a flight to or from Charlotte? Find a travel agency and arrange for airport transportation to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, ranked among the top five airports in the country for business travelers. Need a place to stay? Also find Charlotte Hotels on TripAdvisor.
Making Charlotte Your Home
Charlotte Shopping and Services
Looking for the best bargains and services in Charlotte? Find everything from Charlotte dog trainers to shopping malls, or get the location of the nearest Charlotte State Farm Insurance Office and more in the Charlotte Yellow Pages.
Where to Go in Charlotte
Carowinds Amusement Park has been consistently rated among the top things to do in Charlotte. Looking for something a little more grounded? Pay a visit to the historic Rosedale Plantation, where you'll find Federal period architecture, beautiful gardens and live ponds.
The McDowell Nature Center and Preserve feature live native animals, butterfly gardens and miles of hiking trails and camping areas.
Things to Do in Charlotte
Charlotte boasts proximity to both mountains and beaches, and has much to offer its residents and visitors in between. Charming in the ways of the Old South, Charlotte is rich with culture, and opportunities to enjoy the arts, museums and more.
Tour architectural treasures of Uptown Charlotte and check out museums, historic places and other scenic and recreational sites. Looking for fast-paced action? Get tickets to a Carolina Panthers or Charlotte Sting game, or spend the day in nearby Concord at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Whether you try a new cuisine, find a new hangout or take up a new hobby, Charlotte's varied neighborhoods and rich mix of cultures make it easy to find new things to do and places to go.