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New Visitor Tools Unveiled For Getting Around Charlotte


Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Debuts New iPhone App, Mobile Site and 2011 Official Visitors Guide

Growth and development have defined Charlotte in recent years, with new restaurants, hotels and attractions springing up all around. To navigate all this newness and find the best of the best, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority has unveiled three new tools. The new iPhone App, Mobile Site and 2011 Official Charlotte Visitors Guide and Map highlight all the Queen City has to offer, bringing limitless possibilities to visitors and locals alike.

Charlotte’s got a lot iPhone App

Available for free download in the Apple App Store, the ‘Charlotte’s got a lot’ iPhone App identifies your location and maps nearby restaurants, hotels, attractions and more, pulling directly from the Visit Charlotte partner database. Address and contact information is provided for each, making it easy to find your destination. Simply search for ‘Charlotte’s got a lot’ in the App Store to download this free app to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Mobile Site

Full websites like accessed from a mobile device have a number of limitations when it comes to small screen sizes and navigation functionality. To combat these issues, the Mobile Site serves up a “stripped down” version of the site offering pertinent information: Upcoming Events, Hotel, Dining, Shopping, Nightlife and Attraction listings, Visitor Info Center details, Hot Deals and access to request an Official Visitors Guide, and more. All Smartphone users will be able to access the Mobile Site, whether using a BlackBerry, iPhone, Android or other device. However, please note that all mobile devices are different and things may appear dissimilar on varying devices.

2011 Official Charlotte Visitors Guide

Last but not least, the new 2011 Official Charlotte Visitors Guide and Map has a fresh editorial look and feel, with everything you need to plan the perfect day in the Queen City. Sample itineraries, a neighborhood guide, 2011 event listings, a pullout map and more invite you to explore the city’s new additions and time-tested favorites. Local Charlotteans, including Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan and Mayor Anthony Foxx, have even chipped in with their favorites. Pick up your free copy at locations like the Visitor Info Centers around town (330 South Tryon Street, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and the Levine Museum of the New South). Be sure to check out an online version of the guide as well accessible at

The 2011 Official Visitors Guide, Mobile Site and iPhone App are not just for visitors. New and longtime residents can utilize the free app and guide when entertaining family or visitors, to keep up to date on new Charlotte spots, or just to find out what hidden gems they might be missing.

Laura Hill