Post # 1
My FI and I have always really wanted to go to Charlotte. I don’t know why- North Carolina is just a place we’ve always wanted to explore. We thought our honeymoon might be a great time to go to Charlotte and just spend a week exploring. But now that it’s time to start booking hotels, flights, etc, I’m second guessing it. I really don’t know anything about the city. Will we get out there and not be able to find anything to do for a week?
So really, my question is for bees from Charlotte/around Charlotte, or who have traveled there…is there a lot to do in the city? Will we be able to find enough things to occupy us for a week? We were thinking about renting a car and driving to Ashville to see the Biltmore one day, but that’s one day. What is there to do the rest of our trip that might be fun?
Post # 3
First and foremost check out TripAdvisor… the # 1 Travel Planning on-line resource. You’ll find TONS of info there… Travel Guide – Reviews (Accommodations – Restaurants – Attractions) and the Travel Forums.
Forums are great you can ask Questions of TA Destination Experts & Locals…. the link to the Forum will be about half-way down this page
TripAdvisor – Travel Forum (Charlotte) = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g49022-Charlotte_North_Carolina-Vacations.html
Other great resources:
Wikipedia (for an overview) = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte,_North_Carolina
Charlotte Tourism = http://www.charlottesgotalot.com/
North Carolina Tourism = http://www.visitnc.com/
Of course the Blue Ridge Parkway = http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ and the iconic Biltmore Estate = http://www.biltmore.com/ a must do !!
You could definitely spend a good amount of time exploring both (wonderful parkland off of the Parkway)
Hope this helps
Post # 4
@SoontobeMrsKB: What there is to do will depend on what your interests are and what time of year you come. I’ve lived here for 4 years and there is still a lot that I haven’t done (i.e. Carrowinds, US national whitewater center, etc). Plus if you visit in the spring/fall, the area is gorgeous, especially if you decide to make the drive out to Asheville and visit the Biltmore.
Post # 4
SoontobeMrsKB: i live in charlotte, but i don’t think its enough for a week. i’d say you’d have more luck finding things to do and spending a week either in asheville or on the coast (wilmington/outer banks maybe?)