Expert Travel Advice to Charlotte
- This year's DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, welcomes more people than ever before, including hosting events for the public. Plus, we've come up with five activities that will help you discover Charlotte beyond the convention. Away Practical Advice
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William Hunt asked:Answer this1 AnswerAlana answered:I lived in Perugia, Umbria - central Italy, between Florence and Rome, a bit closer to Florence - for 4 months in spring 2007. It was AMAZING. Medium sized, young, vibrant, and global city, beautiful, plenty to see and do, and very centrally located to other places. I would recommend it to anyone, hands down. Spectacular. While there, a few of us rented Vespas and took a road trip to Siena - long trip via Vespa, but absolutely wonderful. Among other things, we ended up in a town called Greve in Tuscany, and went to a beautiful winery called Montefioralle - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g580240-d1731345-Reviews-Montefioralle_Winery-Greve_in_Chianti_Tuscany.html. The most adorable older man named Fernando Sieni does private wine tastings and cooks homemade meals for people there - hands down, one of the best meals in my life.
The best hiking will require a longish drive west to Asheville and the Smoky Mountains, but Charlotte also has some good outdoors options on its doorstep. Two good local picks include 32,500-acre Lake Norman, 35 miles north of Charlotte on I-77, and Crowders Mountain State Park, 25 miles west on I-87.
Carol81 answered:There looks to be a number of NASCAR team shops in your area, Sue, so maybe choose based on your favorite team/driver? Joe Gibbs Racing has a race shop and gift store in Huntersville, 15 miles up I-77 (exact address is 13415 Reese Blvd. West, Huntersville, NC 28078). Wood Brothers Racing have a shop in Harrisburg, midway between Charlotte and Concord, off I-485 (physical address is 7201 Caldwell Rd, Harrisburg, NC 28075). The headquarters of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. is about 30 miles north of Charlotte in Mooresville (1676 Coddle Creek Highway Mooresville, NC 28115). Lastly, Stewart Haas Racing is located off I-85 in Kannapolis (6001 Haas Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081). Its just under 20 miles from Charlotte. Most of the stores look to be open during weekdays, but call ahead to confirm opening hours/times.