This dynamic region is home to North Carolina's largest city, but that’s not all there is to discover here. Head north of the Queen City to shop furniture or explore the home of NASCAR and welcoming lake communities, or get outside at scenic and adventure attractions to the south, east and west.

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Highlights

  • Kindred, Heirloom & Notable Dining
  • Hickory Furniture Mart
  • Craft Beer
  • TV & Film Locations
  • Lake Norman
  • NASCAR & Motorsports Sights

Weather

Winter 53°
Spring 71°
Summer 87°
Fall 72°
  • Uptown Charlotte
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont
  • Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe
  • Aerial of quarry surrounded by trees with swimming platform in middle of waterThe quarry at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville
  • Phone in foreground taking photo of friends jumping in front of Cheerwine mural on side of buildingMural in Salisbury, the birthplace of Cheerwine
  • Two people going down zip lines with crowd of people on lawn below and whitewater river in backgroundphoto credit: US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte
  • Man and child observing an old train at the N.C. Transportation Museum North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer
  • Kindred in Davidson
  • Man relaxing in corner of indoor pool at hotel with Charlotte buildings in backgroundThe Ritz-Carlton Charlotte in Uptown
  • Woman sitting on edge of cliff at Crowders Mountain with trees all around on sunny dayCrowders Mountain State Park, a half hour west of Charlotte
  • Hendrick Motorsports in Concord

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Getting There

Interstate 77
Interstate 85
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
Concord Regional Airport (JQF)

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