Charlotte, North Carolina, is called the Queen City due to Charlotte of Melenburg-Strelitz who was the queen consort of Great Britain right before the city was founded. Charlotte is also one of the major financial centers in the U.S. So come and experience some southern hospitality and enjoy all the wonderful things to do in Charlotte while on vacation.
Charlotte doesn’t have a zoo, but there is an initiative to earmark 250 acres of land for the zoological foundation to build one. However, there is an aquarium nearby in Concord that opened in February 2014.
Charlotte has three major professional sports franchises, including the Carolina Panthers in the National Football League, the Charlotte Bobcats in the National Basketball League and for lacrosse lovers, there is the Charlotte Hounds. You can go see the Panthers at the Bank of America Stadium if you desire or see the Bobcats play at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Music lovers on holiday should see the Charlotte Symphony. They play more than 100 performances every year and have an annual attendance of more than 200,000 people.
Charlotte, North Carolina, has a humid, subtropical climate, which means it has four seasons, with short cool winters that averages temperatures of about 4.5 °C (40.1 °F), and less than 60 days of below freezing weather. It has hot summer with the highest average temperatures in July at about 25.8 °C (78.5 °F).
If you want to go to the Carolina Renaissance Festival, then come on the weekends in October and November. It’s one of the largest of its kind in the country.
If you love cars, come to Charlotte in April for the Auto Fair Fall Meet to see thousands of cars for sale, and over 9,000 vendors for car parts and restoration materials.
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