About the Queen City – Why Charlotte?

Charlotte has been recognized as the top travel destination in the Carolinas and the #1 “up and coming city in America” by Yelp. It is both what’s now and what’s next.

The “Queen City” continually garners widespread attention for its ever-evolving cityscape and enduring role as host to some of the nation’s most important events, figures and industries.

Beyond its banking prowess, Charlotte boasts one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor must-sees, beloved sports franchises, culinary trailblazers and an invigorating arts and entertainment scene. In fact, with multiple theater venues, acclaimed art and history museums and more than 100 symphony performances annually, Charlotte’s cultural community is alive, thriving and only getting better.

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This yet-to-be fully discovered international destination also offers exclusive attractions found only in Charlotte, from the Olympic-level whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center to high-speed fun at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and much more.

Most importantly, the city is filled with friendly residents who will instantly make you feel like you’re right at home. That’s why, for all its flourishing growth and impressive success, Charlotte has happily preserved the sweet Southern charm and hospitality that make it so hard to leave — and so easy to come back!

Plan a visit the Queen City and experience all that it has to offer! The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority wants to help you see Charlotte’s undeniable energy, passionate people and captivating experiences.