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Here are a few of our most popular Charlotte resorts:

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    Hilton Charlotte Executive Park

    Relax in our seasonal outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy a quiet stroll around the beautiful outdoor courtyard.

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    Hilton Charlotte University Place

    Hilton Charlotte University Place is a lakeside hotel ideal for business and leisure travelers.

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    Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte University Research Park

    The perfect location for anyone visiting the city of Charlotte.

Things to do in Charlotte, NC

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    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

    Create lifelong memories and reconnect with nature at this spectacular botanical garden. Known as the Carolinas’ "garden for all seasons," this garden is set on 380 acres on the banks of shimmering Lake Wylie, and boasts fountains, trails, a visitor pavilion, and North Carolina's only conservatory of tropical plants and orchids.
  • Haunted Segway Tour

    Haunted Segway Tour of Charlotte

    Instead of walking, explore Charlotte's darker side by Segway. Glide through Charlotte and enjoy Charlotte's Uptown ghosts and cover approximately 3-5 miles, which lasts about 90 minutes.
  • Friends Paddleboarding

    Stand Up Paddleboarding Lesson

    Get away from the hustle and bustle. Only 30-minutes from Charlotte, You will learn to Stand up Paddle board in a safe and controlled environment with experienced and qualified Paddle Instructors.

Family Activities in Charlotte, NC

  • The Billy Graham Library

    A public library and museum documenting the life and ministry of stadium evangelist and Christian leader, Billy Graham. The Billy Graham Library is 40,000-square-feet of evangelical history that opened to the public in 2007. The library structure resembles a dairy barn to reflect Graham's childhood, reared on a farm. There is a room dedicated to Billy's wife, Ruth Bell Graham, a bookstore named in her honor Ruth's Attic, and a prayer garden at the site of her burial. Visitors can dine at a dairy bar cafe inside Ruth's Attic.
  • NASCAR sites

    The NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and several high-profile NASCAR racing teams can all be found in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hall of Fame honors the exceptional training, determination, and skill it takes to become a NASCAR driver, especially a championship-caliber driver. Behind every driver, there's a team and the NHoF also honors, all-time great crew chiefs, team owners, broadcasts, and those who have made major contributions to the sport through support and innovation. You can also attend races or tour Charlotte Motor Speedway and plan to visit major team headquarters like Hendrick Motorsports gift shop and museum.
  • Carowinds Amusement Park

    Visit Charlotte's 407-acre Carowinds amusement park. Although located on the border North Carolina-South Carolina board, there is no need for a passport. Take your kids, take your wife, and hideout for the day at the park that also features Carolina Harbor, a 27-acre water park. Visit at Halloween when the park transforms into the spooktacular SCarowinds or the winter event called WinterFest. Scream your lungs out on one of 14 roller coasters and take the little ones to Camp Snoopy. 60+ rides, shows, attractions, and Carolina-centric food favorites make this a family affair to remember.

Nightlife and entertainment in Charlotte, NC

  • Fine dining

    As diverse and a city known for NASCAR, beautiful churches, craft breweries, and the godfather of modern Evangelicalism, Charlotte's food and dining scene does not disappoint. The Fig Tree in a historic home, plates seasonal French and Italian influence nourishment. Zen Fusion mind-melds its menu into what they call Japanese-Spanish fusion for dishes like Mejillones Diablo (spicy mussels) and pork kabobs topped with chimichurri sauce. Not eclectic enough for you The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar offers tuna tacos, lamb vindaloo burger, and parmesan bacon truffle fries. These descriptions will surely rev up your taste buds and inspire a culinary tour of Charlotte.
  • Beer lovers nirvana

    Charlotte is a beer lover's dream destination with 31+ breweries in town while another 21 sit just outside the city. One local article ranked Wooden Robot, NoDa, and Legion as the best breweries in town for serious beer drinkers. Try Good Morning Vietnam, Hop Drop' n' Roll, Juicy Jay, respectively. These breweries, Olde Mecklenburg, Sycamore, and Suffolk Punch, were named as the best taproom atmospheres. Try Copper, Mountain Candy IPA, A Patchwork Orange. Head to Charlotte and discover your new favorite craft beer or more likely beers. Let Southwest Vacations brew up the perfect Charlotte vacation package deal with flight and hotel arrangements.
  • Southern Grace Behind Bars Distillery Tour

    "I went to prison on vacation?" Now that is a head-turner for when your return home and regal loved ones with stories of your "best vacation ever." Don't worry; this is not going on your permanent record. Southern Grace Distilleries take you behind bars as your tour this former Carolina prison turned craft distillery. The first American distillery in a former prison, to be exact. Learn the history of the prison and the secrets of distilling award-winning whiskey. Participants under 20 must be under constant guard from a parent or responsible adult. Giving mug shot a whole new meaning!
Charlotte, North Carolina has long been a desirable vacation destination with its southern charm, public art displays, 31+ golf courses, Civil War and -post-Civil War history, museums, and cultural sites, and sporting events with ten notable teams and NASCAR attractions. The city is home to Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Cultures focusing on remarkable fine art from African Americans. Another nickname tells the tale of the religious heritage of Charlotte as "The City of Churches," which pays homage to the rich religious diversity and beautiful, historic churches around town. Get ready to head Uptown Downtown with a Charlotte vacation package from Southwest Vacations with flight and hotel deals.