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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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.
Answer this1 AnswerOne of the signature events that heralds the arrival of spring and all those wildflowers is the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GA, which occurs at the beginning of April. The peak blooms, however, typically come toward the end of April, beginning of May, though obviously depends on the amount of rainfall, type of winter that precedes. Other spring blooms to enjoy around the South include dogwoods, rhododendrons, and red buds. Head up to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway for some spectacular mountain colors, too! North Carolina Tourism does a good job of tracking the blooms via links such as following: http://bit.ly/gmsPfR
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 AnswerTry the Southpark Mall, considered the best mall in Charlotte. There are a lot of boutique stores around there as well.