About Charlotte, North Carolina, USA


North Carolina’s largest metropolitan area was named Charlotte in 1762 in honor of the British Queen “Charlotte Sophia” while the county was named Mecklenburg to denote the region in Germany where she was born. It is the 5th largest city on the East Coast and the second largest financial center by assets following New York City. Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo are headquartered in the city.


Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons. Expect rising temperatures and clear, sunny, spring days.



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Charlotte’s Center City is easy to navigate, thanks to the city planners who laid out the blocks in smart patterned grids. Charlotte has many mass transit options to help you get where you’re going, no matter where in town you may be.

Active attendees can break for kayaking, whitewater rafting or canyon zip-lining at the restored 19th-century cotton plantation and living history farm.  Some other highlights of Charlotte are:


Charlotte’s dining options are practically endless, and all kinds of delicious. You’ll find a surprisingly diverse mix of great restaurants. Feast on barbecue or farm-to-table fare. Savor international cuisine or interesting twists on American classics. Options inside the convention center features Einstein Bros. Bagels, Buon Cibo and Bojangles Chicken on Meeting Level; Starbucks is located on the Concourse Level. Other popular Charlotte restaurants include Halcyon, Flavors of the Earth, Aria Tuscan Grill, BLT Steak to name a few.