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
- Out and About in North Carolina's Piedmont. Gorp Travel
- Urban Delights and Piedmont Playgrounds. Gorp Travel
Top Answers To Charlotte Travel Questions
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.
Best I could do was find recommendations for 30 East, located close to the Charlotte Nature Museum. Looks like a nice place for a nosh. Discovery Place also serves light snacks and lunches at its Community Cafe. Haven't eaten there personally, though my experience of museum-served fare is far from inspiring!
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.
Answer this1 AnswerGood choice that, North Carolina for adventure. Check out Asheville and the Smokies to its west, including a great 12-mile dayhike up Mt. Cammerer (more info on hiking and things to do in the Smokies at http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_national_park/tn/hi_smok.htm). In the same vicinity, you've also got the Nantahala Gorge, with some primo mountain biking and whitewater rafting (more ideas and info at http://vacation.away.com/north-carolina/travel-v2-cid9222-nantahala-national-forest-cid350266-active-and-adventure-vacations.html). Then there's the coast, too, especially the Outer Banks, which offers camping, surfing, kiteboarding, and scuba (more info at http://vacation.away.com/north-carolina/travel-v2-cid362308-outer-banks-cid350266-active-and-adventure-vacations.html). Outside magazine did a good road-trip feature on the Outer Banks, albeit several years ago, at http://away.com/outside/destinations/200307/200307_roadtrip_2.html. Hope this helps. Have a great trip