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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2016
Where to stay for young seniors?

Thinking of a few days in Charlotte in mid May for my 70th birthday coming from the cold NorthEast. Is the Historic District strongly recommended or are there other areas. Flying in and could rent a car, if advised. We are healthy and youngish and love local charm as opposed to big city lunacy but have never been to Charlotte.

Thanks



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2015
What to do & see  (1 Answer)

My wife & I shall be in Charlotte for two days in August as our son will be starting at UNC so just wondered what there is to see & do for 'tourists'?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2014
Best places to stay in Charlotte  (1 Answer)

We are looking to spend two nights in Charlotte as part of our trip around the Carolina's & Georgia. Where are the best places to stay in the city? We are looking for somewhere in walking distance of restaurants & bars.
We will be visiting 23rd - 25th May next year.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2014
Any dog-firendly motels?  (2 Answers)

Preferably near S intersection of I485 & I77


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2014
Ground transporttion from the International Airport.  (9 Answers)

I'm from the United kingdom so please excuse my ignorance but is there any public ground transportation from the Airport to get me to, or near to Radford Virginia. I understand it's about 3 hours by car but I won't have a car.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2014
Changing clothes  (2 Answers)

Should I wear bathing suit under my clothes or should I pack my bathing suit and towel in a backpack??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 16, 2014
Travel Time on I-77  (1 Answer)

I will be working near Tyvola Rd. in south charlotte. I can get a great deal on a place right outside uptown. What am I looking at in terms of commuting during the week? It is technically 15 miles away.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2014
What is there to do in Charlotte?  (1 Answer)

Any cool ideas/places to visit in Charlotte, NC?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2013
UNCC student seeking transportation to and from UNCC to highpoint university  (1 Answer)

how can a student get a ride from UNCC to Highpoint university?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 15, 2013
TRansportation  (1 Answer)

Is there transportation from the Amtrak station to CLT?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2012
Transport and Where to Stay?

Hi all,

I'm going to be at the convention center for a few days, but can't handle the prices of the hotels nearby. I won't have a car, so could you recommend a neighborhood outside of the pricey area where I can find a reasonable ($55-85)hotel and either a bus, shuttle, or cheap taxi ride in and out of downtown each day? I was originally thinking of the University area, but that looks maybe a bit far away. But I've never been to Charlotte, so I'm relying on the experts.
Thanks so much for your help!
Liz


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2011
Trip to Myrtle Beach  (3 Answers)

I want to go Myrtle beach for a couple days but I have absolutely no idea how to get there from Shelby. I don't have a car so does anybody know where I can find a bus that goes there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2011
vantage point  (2 Answers)

I'm going to be in Charlotte in a few weeks and I was wondering if anyone knew any good vantage points where I can take some good pictures of downtown. Any streets, parks, parking decks, or bridges would be very helpful.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2011
No Pet Rooms availale in Uptown Charlotte - Why?  (2 Answers)

Attempting to atttend Southern Living Show in Charlotte. Show date is three weeks out, Gold and Diamond Status, multiple hotels saying they "have blocks of rooms reserved for "groups"(unknown entities), but will have to drive from Rock Hill, SC. in order to go (could be 40 min. away). This is Charlotte for goodness sake, not Pole Cat, Arkansas!?!

Why are there not more hotels accepting pets inside Charlotte? Called Chamber, Visitor Bureau, Southern Shows Office - All not helpful. Bad Business in Charlotte! Bad!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2010
6 hours to fill at Charlotte airport  (1 Answer)

I am travelling with my husband and three kids aged 13, 10 and 8 to the U.S. We are flying to Charlotte and then need to catch a connecting flight 6 hours later. I am just wondering if anyone else has experienced this with kids and if there is anything for them to do at the airport to keep them entertained. Otherwise I need to find some things to take with me to stop them getting bored! Many thanks....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2010
Charlotte Amtrak station  (1 Answer)

Is it easy or safe to walk from the Charlotte Amtrak station to the bus terminal on West Trde Street?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 10, 2010
When is southbound evening rush hour on I-77?  (2 Answers)

I'm driving from western New York to South Carolina and probably taking I-81 and I-77 in part to avoid Washington. However, I'm afraid the timing will have me in Charlotte at rush hour. Maybe I can arrive before it hits. Would traffic on I-77 southbound be heavy between 3 and 5 p.m.? I'm thinking that's largely the reverse commute but then when we pass the city proper we'd be in the heading-home direction. Any advice? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 08, 2009
En route to Atlanta  (3 Answers)

We are driving down from Charlotte to Atlanta. We want to know what are the places enroute to Atlanta or around Atlanta. Although we have noted down few places within Atlanta to visit, let me know if anything I should not miss to see.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2009
Bus from Charlotte, NC to New York, NY  (2 Answers)

In last minute, I have to travel from Charlotte to New York. I found the air fares very expensive and grehound bus/Amtrak equally expensive. I have used China town bus tours () earlier and found good. When I checked there is a "Sky Express" bus service operating bus from Charlotte to NY for30 one way. Price is excellent but wanted feedback from someone who have used this on reliability, safety and comfort. Any reply will be useful.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2009
Bus from Charlotte to Savannah  (1 Answer)

I'm planing to travel to Savannah over a weekend from Charlotte, is there a bus that goes there? appreciate if anyone could suggest me a bus company and contacts. thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2009
From train to airport  (3 Answers)

I am attending the event at the Aviation Museum on Saturday. I'm arriving by Train. What is the best way to get to the museum from the Train Station?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 20, 2009
5 hour Lay Over in Charlotte, what to do?  (1 Answer)

I have a 5 hour layover in Charlotte, is it worth venturing out into the city centre? Can you get there by bus or public transit? Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2008
decent heighborhood or area to spend the evening

i pass through charlotte twice a year on the way to fla and back.it's about halfway,so i usually stay over here.i've yet to find an area that's walkable, safe and has some attractive places to have a drink or watch a game.any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2008
Photographer wants to capture a feel for the south

Greetings. I will have a full day off in Charlotte before a shoot and would like to know where to get some interesting shots that would convey more of a southern feel. Will have a car and don't mind driving an hour or so out of Charlotte if recommended. Recommendations welcomed.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2008
hotel near convention center  (1 Answer)

Want to visit Charlote, N.C. for an event at the convention center Aug 14-15. Looking for an inexpensive hotel with parking within reasonable walking/driving distance or along the trolly route. Don't want to stay in the Hilton- won't be in the room that much. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance-


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2008
Opening

What year did Carowinds open? I believe I went there the first year it was open or
just about finished. I'm guessing in 1972 or 1973?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2008
what should we do and see?

My brother and I will be in Charlotte for 4 days, over the Mother's Day weekend and will have several chunks of time to explore!
So quick, list a few things we should do and places to dine.
Thanks a ton,
Jill


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2008
LOCATION?  (1 Answer)

I will be staying in Charlotte April 4 for 3 nights.
I will be renting a car for one day only and the other 2 days I won't have one.
What is a good neighbourhood to stay in that is "foot" friendly...i like to walk around and see things.
Or can someone recommend a good neighbourhood to stay in?

thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2008
Visiting Charlotte in March  (2 Answers)

My husband will be headed to Charlotte in March for a business trip (entire week) and I was considering tagging along, but am curious as to what there is to see/visit in Charlotte. I know it's got a lot of southern charm, but what can I do all day while he is in meetings? I am 52, not really into shopping but do enjoy museums, concerts, local history. Also, what is the weather like in mid-March? I appreciate your input. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2008
Charlotte to Dallas, Texas  (4 Answers)

Would be grateful if any locals or fellow travellers could recommend various forms of transport between Charlotte NC and Dallas Tx. Timescale is not important, price is more so, but so is safety!
Train seems complicated, i.e via New Orleans, San Antonio etc.
Are Greyhounds generally considered safe?
Thanks



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