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Charlotte Area Guide

Affectionately known as the "Queen City" and "City of Trees", Charlotte, NC boasts all the advantages of major metropolitan areas while maintaining its Southern charm. Home to 695,995 people and 6.9 million residents within 100 miles, Charlotte lies at the heart of a region that is the sixth largest urban area in the United States. Charlotte is also the second-largest banking center in the country and home of major-league sports teams.

Listed below is a guide to attractions, dining and accommodations while in Charlotte.

General Interest


Visit Charlotte


Charlotte Chamber


101 Things to do in Charlotte


Charlotte Douglas Airport




Bad Daddy’s Burgers


Paco’s Tacos and Tequila


Mama Ricotta’s


Midwood Smokehouse


Harper’s Restaurant


Mimosa Grill






Nascar Hall of Fame


The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art


Levine Museum of the New South


The Charlotte Museum of History


Carolinas Aviation Museum


The Mint Museum of Art


The Mint Museum of Craft and Design


Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture


The Billy Graham Library and Museum


Discovery Place




SouthPark Mall


Phillips Place


Northlake Mall


Specialty Shops at the Park




Blumenthal Performing Arts




Charlotte Knights Baseball


Charlotte Hornets Basketball


Carolina Panthers Football


Charlotte Checkers Hockey


US National Whitewater