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This area of Western Piedmont is home to around 750,000 people.
Visitors will find this destination 130 miles from Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina. It is also around 13 miles from Harrisburg.
Hang out with the kids at Carowinds Theme Park and Carolina Raptor Center. Want more? The Metrolina Tradeshow Expo and Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics are also highly recommended by parents.
Rediscover your sense of wonder amid the carefully crafted marine habitats of Sea Life Charlotte-Concord.
You and the kids will have an awesome time seeing the native and exotic animals at the Lazy 5 Ranch. Be sure to ask the staff about feeding times and where to find the zoo's rarer inhabitants.
Do you feel the need for speed? Rub shoulders with fellow motorsports fans at the Hendrick Motorsports Complex and the Raceworld USA. The Joe Gibbs Racing and the JR Motorsports are two more venues where you can get your fill of high-speed thrills.
At the Treehouse Vineyards, wine enthusiasts can tour the vineyards and barrel rooms, before sampling the end product.
Spend some time exploring the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens if you'd like to learn more about the plants and trees of the area.
Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the leafy, green surroundings of Freedom Park and Romare Bearden Park. Stowe Park and McGill Rose Garden are two more pleasant spots to while away a lazy day and finally read that neglected book of yours.
Visitor hubs, such as Charlotte City Center Visitor Info Center and Gaston County Visitor Center, are a great way to get up to speed with local sites and events. You might also like to swing by Lake Norman Visitors Center and Gaston County Travel and Tourism to get some insider tips from the helpful staff.
Lock your phone in the car and take a break from the noises of the modern world at U.S. National Whitewater Center and McDowell Nature Center and Preserve. Nature lovers will also have a wonderful time at Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve and Jetton Park.
Don't forget to make time for some of the delightful cultural spaces nearby. The NASCAR Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame offer a range of collections that are bound to keep you captivated. Also worth considering are the Memory Lane Museum and the Carolinas Aviation Museum.
Take the kids to view the many scientific artifacts at the Discovery Place, the most popular science center around.
Not only are the specimens and curiosities at the Charlotte Nature Museum and the Schiele Museum of Natural History lots of fun to look at, they also help us to better understand our world.
An oasis for art connoisseurs, this area boasts a nice range of spaces in which local and international artists showcase their wares. Soak up the trendy atmopshere at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Mint Museum Randolph. If you have time afterwards, the Light Factory and the Arts on Main are also well worth checking out.
Take yourself back in time and uncover stories of yesteryear at the Charlotte Museum of History and the Afro-American Cultural Center. Like the sound of those? You'll be able to learn even more at the Matthews Heritage Museum or the Belmont Heritage Learning Center.
The North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial and the President James K. Polk State Historic Site are certainly worth paying a visit to, even if you're not a passionate history buff. You might also like to snap a few photos at Latta Plantation and Historic Rosedale Plantation.
Whether you think of yourself as religious or not, you'll be sure to discover something of interest at the Temple Beth.
This region's most acclaimed sights sometimes overshadow its less visited, but equally fascinating activities. The Billy Graham Library and the GoPro Motorplex might catch your interest. Also, contemplate a visit to the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Sugar Creek Community Park if your schedule allows.
This family-friendly Charlotte hotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps away from EpiCentre and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Discovery Place is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Carolinas Aviation Museum, Bank of America Stadium and Bryant Park. Billy Graham Library and Charlotte Regional Farmers Market are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office and within 3 miles (5 km) of Charlotte Regional Farmers Market and Billy Graham Library. Bank of America Stadium and Park Road Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office, Charlotte Regional Farmers Market and Billy Graham Library. Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Carolinas Aviation Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of Bank of America Stadium and Bryant Park. Billy Graham Library and Charlotte Regional Farmers Market are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Curb Motosports Museum, North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and CMC-NorthEast Stadium. North Carolina Research Campus and Village Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in Rock Hill, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Rock Hill Galleria, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cherry Park and The White Home. Glencairn Gardens and Giordana Velodrome are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Charlotte Regional Farmers Market and within 3 miles (5 km) of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office and Billy Graham Library. Bank of America Stadium and Spectrum Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).