Ride the Rapids

Whitewater Rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Race to the Finish Line

Watch the Races at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Admire the Arts

Visit the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Uptown Charlotte

Feel the Thrill

Rollercoaster Action on the Intimidator at Carowinds

Enjoy Skyline Views

Catch Dinner and a Movie at Mez in Charlotte's EpiCentre

Find a Treasure

Shopping in Charlotte is So Much Fun!

Welcome to your

Getaway Destination

Locally known as the Queen City, Charlotte, North Carolina is a popular travel destination in the Southeast with so many things to do! Enjoy world-class art museums, award-winning restaurants, superb shopping, greenways and family-friendly parks, professional sports teams and loads of history. Charlotte is a city of cosmopolitan style and sophistication warmed with Southern charm and hospitality.
 
Charlotte offers an amazing variety of attractions and activities to entertain you during your vacation getaway! Admire famous frescoes and locally made pottery. Drive a race car or take a thrilling whitewater ride before dancing the night away. Shop for designer fashions at local boutiques or find a flea-market treasure. Sample gourmet cuisine and that famous Carolina-style barbecue.
 
Let Getaway help you plan your next visit to the Queen City. Our site can help you find a Charlotte, NC hotel, discover the best restaurants, and plan your day's events. Check out our calendar of events for the latest concert news, theater productions or special museum exhibits. Whether it's to shop, eat, drink, play or explore, Charlotte, NC delivers fun around each corner.