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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  • 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°

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

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