Charlotte

Located in the heart of southeastern United States, Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. Today Charlotte is one of the most important commercial, financial and industrial hubs of the country. The city is home to a number of sports attractions including the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL), the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League (USL), two NASCAR Sprint Cup races and the NASCAR All-Star Race. Charlotte also has a vibrant art and culture scene with multiple galleries, museums and theaters. Visit this “International Gateway to the South" this year for a truly memorable experience!


Population: 809,958 (In 2014)
Size: 771 Sq Km
Language(s): English

Activities

Southern Grace Distilleries VIP Distilling Tour

Duration: 3 hours
$150.00 View more

Private Arrival Transfer: Charlotte (CLT)

Duration: Varies
$17.29 View more

Charlotte Comedy City PG-13 Tour

Duration: 60 minutes
$25.00 View more

Biltmore Estate Tour with Transportation from Charlotte

Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
$375.00 View more

Southern Grace Behind Bars Distillery Tour

Duration: 90 minutes
$14.00 View more

Self-Guided Charlotte Scavenger Hunt

Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
$11.00 View more
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Accommodation

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Extended Stay America - Pineville - Pineville Matthews Rd.

8405 Pineville Matthews Rd, Near Carolina Place

75 Reviews

USD 137.73

Best Western Inn & Suites - Monroe

2316 Hanover Drive, In Monroe

216 Reviews

USD 84.44

Royal Inn Charlotte Airport Hotel

3433 Axar Street (Mulberry Church Rd), Near Carolinas Aviation Museum

28 Reviews

USD 66.4

Le Meridien Charlotte

555 South McDowell Street, Near Spectrum Center

273 Reviews

USD 134.19

Candlewood Suites Charlotte-University

8812 University East Dr, In Charlotte (Newell)

170 Reviews

USD 76.34

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Northlake

9230 Harris Corners Pkwy, Near Northlake Mall

117 Reviews

USD 99.31

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake Norman Huntersville, NC

16617 Statesville Rd, Near Birkdale Village

649 Reviews

USD 119

Comfort Inn Matthews - Charlotte

1718 Windsor Crossing Dr., Near Matthews Heritage Museum

549 Reviews

USD 83.9

Baymont Inn & Suites Rock Hill

1106 Anderson Road N, Near Giordana Velodrome

375 Reviews

USD 79.2

Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte - Pineville

9705 Leitner Street, Near Carolina Place

229 Reviews

USD 89

Events in Charlotte

Guide for Charlotte

Staying Connected

  • There are two main GSM service providers in the USA - AT&T and T-Mobile.
  • Both offer 3G services across the 850 MHz / 1900 MHz bands which supported by most modern quad-band phones.
  • If you have an “Unlocked” phone then you can purchase a prepaid / Pay As You Go SIM card for your phone. Check this link for tariff rates
  • Prepaid SIM cards are readily available – both at the airport as well as at convenience stores like Walgreens.
  • You could consider purchasing a SIM from either of the two bigger players, which might have a broader coverage, or from Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Ultra Mobile, Black Wireless and H2O, which might have a more flexible pricing.

Tipping

Tipping is expected in most places and should always be done unless the service provided was completely unsatisfactory.

  • Hotels: Tip your porter USD 1.00 to 2.00 per bag depending on the weight. A doorman who helps you hail a cab should be paid USD 1.00 to 2.00 as well.
  • Restaurants: Tip your server 10 to 15% of the bill for average service. Restaurants will add a service charge for groups of five or more.
  • Bars: Tip the bartender USD 1.00 to 2.00 per drink.
  • Counter Service: Tips are not generally required.
  • Taxis: Tip your driver 10 to 15% of the fare; an additional USD 1.00 to 2.00 for help with bags.