There are many reasons Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city, is on the rise. Like its tangy and slow-simmered barbecue sauce, The Queen City is a melding of history, genteel Southern charm, natural beauty, and eclectic flare. Whether you speed through the city like prize-winning wheels at the NASCAR Hall of Fame or you stroll slowly through botanic gardens, a Charlotte getaway is the perfect opportunity to see, explore, and taste the best of this beautiful city…and our Charlotte vacation deals make it even easier to make the journey.
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As you'd expect from a marvelous metropolis, Charlotte boasts many museums, including the Levine Museum of the New South and Discovery Place Children's Museum, where your imagination will shake off its moth balls. Do you have a need for speed? Head to the Hendrick Motorsports Complex for NASCAR excitement, and then pay homage at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. As the flag waves the winning car across the finish line, go ahead and scream with joy—outside voices are welcome here.
When you crave a more refined experience, spend an evening at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center the building itself is a masterpiece of contemporary design that attracts major acts year-round, like traveling Broadway productions and international concert tours. Layer on the luxury with fine dining at one if Charlotte’s top restaurants before the first curtain rises. In the historic neighborhood of Elizabeth, just southeast of downtown, The Fig Tree Restaurant wows diners with artful Continental cuisine and a charming bungalow built in 1913. The Fig Tree Restaurant is trusted with more marriage proposals than any other dining venue in the city—perfect for your next romantic vacation in Charlotte.
If you’re planning your vacation in Charlotte around the cusp of autumn, don't miss Festival in the Park in September where you can stroll, people watch, and buy local wares. Bands, Brews, and BBQs at Carowinds and Charlotte Pride Week both occur in late summer. The early summer Charlotte Beer Festival is new to the annual calendar, but is quickly becoming a local favorite. Bottoms up.
When The Queen City issues you a royal invitation to its historic streets and immerging cuisine and brewery scene, accept graciously and book a Charlotte vacation package with Travelocity. Sweet North Carolina is waiting with a warm welcome.