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Charlotte North Carolina Vacation Travel

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When to go?
Despite growing tourism in the area, most of the travelers through Charlotte are on business, which means vacationers can enjoy all that eastern North Carolina (the coast excluded) has to offer any time of year without fear of overwhelming crowds. Unless you are visiting Charlotte for a specific event, you can vacation here whenever you get a free weekend, or week for that matter. If crowds are what you're looking for, such as those at stock car race, get to Lowe's Motor Speedway at least a day in advance for the full tailgate experience (or to get a good spot for your RV and grill).

Where to stay?
There is no shortage of hotels, motels and inns around Charlotte, most of which are directed towards business travelers. The airport / coliseum, Cornelius, South Park and Uptown neighborhoods all have assortments of places to stay to fit any budget. Charlotte is relatively spread out, thus your first thought about your hotel should be location near your favorite activity. Since most hotels in Charlotte are designed with professionals in mind, be sure to ask about kid-friendly amenities such as pools and game rooms, right after you ask about AAA and discount rates.

What to do?
Charlotte is home to Lowe's Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway), which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Queen's City every year for events like the Bank of America 500, annual car shows as well as wildly popular driving schools run by NASCAR legends like Richard Petty. If topping 180 mph doesn't rev you up, there's plenty of delectable fresh produce, fish and local arts and crafts to fill your shopping bags at the Charlotte Regional Farmer's Market or find great deals on name-brands at Concord Mills. You can't visit Charlotte without sampling the pride of the low country: the barbeque. The fun in Charlotte is spread throughout the sprawl, so for maximum fun, plan your trip with specific activities in mind and map out your route in advance.


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