One of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, flourishing hasn’t stripped Charlotte of the Southern charm and hospitality that make it so hard to leave. Beyond its banking prowess, the Queen City boasts exclusive indoor and outdoor must-sees, culinary trailblazers, home teams that will win you over, and an overflowing craft beer and cocktail scene. Charlotte’s what’s now and what’s next. Come find out why.
Here are some of the reasons Charlotte's got a lot!
Discover why Charlotte is one of the culinary capitals of the Southeast. Its passionate people are rewriting the classic cookbook with forward-thinking creations inspired by Southern tradition. With a unique mix of young, inventive chefs (many who are graduates of Charlotte’s Johnson & Wale’s University) and well-established restaurateurs (many who are James Beard Award nominees), this culinary destination full of local artisans and hidden gastronomic gems is on the cusp of something big, and you will want to have a taste.
The stadiums, arenas, pools, tracks and fields of Charlotte serve as the home turf for more than 200 sporting events per year – from NASCAR and the NFL to international soccer and the AHL. And while many cities treat their teams like members-only establishments that can only truly be enjoyed by die-hards, Charlotte opens its doors and welcomes fans to make themselves at home. Maybe that’s why the PGA Championship, Belk Bowl, NASCAR All-Star Race, and more have chosen Charlotte to host some of the biggest sporting events in the nation.
Charlotte’s nightlife is as diverse as its neighborhoods—each corner of the city plays host to laid-back watering holes, ritzy lounges and regionally acclaimed breweries. The spectrum of choices allows patrons to choose their vibe by ‘hood, day or night.
If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for an adventure, an explorer looking for a break from hustle and bustle without leaving the city, or a family whose second home is the great outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. Charlotte greets its guests with lush landscapes, natural havens and whitewater rapids. This is a city of green with sky-high possibilities beckoning you to come play.