Host to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Charlotte is a diverse metropolitan area surrounded by many vibrant cities and quaint small towns with much to see and do. Whether you’re searching for a day trip or planning to add an extra night to your visit, you’ll find dozens of attractions within a short drive of the region.
Taste world-famous barbecue in nearby Lexington, or head west to explore Asheville and its signature arts, music and beer scene. The Yadkin Valley just north of Charlotte boasts more than 30 wineries offering tours and tastings. Explore the renowned furniture outlets in the High Point and Hickory areas. Closer to Charlotte, enjoy expansive shopping at Concord Mills or get a sneak peek at the fast-paced fun and souvenirs at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
We hope you enjoy your stay in the Charlotte region and encourage you to sample a taste of all North Carolina has to offer while you’re with us for DNC 2012.