Dubbed a hornet's nest of rebellion during Revolutionary times, today Charlotte is a hive of vacation activity. When staying here in its unique neighborhoods, you'll find that Charlotte hotels know a thing or two about Southern hospitality amid big city life.
The most common place to stay in the Piedmont's heart is Uptown—which is really downtown—home to big corporate headquarters, a busy nightlife, fine dining, professional sports, and luxury Charlotte hotels that will make you feel like royalty in the Queen City.
The Buzz Around Charlotte
The Hornet's Nest is known for its communities, such as the upscale shops of SouthPark, the historic parks of the Elizabeth district, and the Bohemian lifestyles of Plaza-Midwood and North Davidson Street (known as NoDa), which offer offbeat eateries, stores, and some of the most unique hotels in Charlotte.
University City houses the college center, cheap Charlotte hotels, one of Charlotte's most visited attractions—Concord Mills Mall—and is near Lowe's Motor Speedway (this is racing country, after all, and home of the new NASCAR Hall of Fame).
Pedestrian friendly, you can easily walk from a hotel in Charlotte to places like the Mint Museum, Discovery Center, and notable cathedrals in this City of Churches. Or branch out from your Charlotte hotel with a short drive to either the mountains for beautiful scenery and skiing, or the beach and Barrier Islands, as it's smack-dab between the Atlantic and Appalachians.