If you are looking for places to visit this year in the United States, look no further. Whilst there are the common hotspots across the country for tourism and popularity, don’t look past the great state of North Carolina, and what better way to explore the state than by staying in one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Charlotte.
The city itself is a growing mass of commerce and business that has seen remarkable change in the last thirty years. Not only does it host huge administrative headquarters for Bank of America and Wells Fargo, it provides a short drive away from spectacular walks on the Appalachian Trail, and a morning’s drive away to some wonderful beaches on the East coast. The bustling service and financial industries means there are plenty of apartments for rent in Charlotte NC. Failing that, you can stay in many hotels, some of the most popular uptown hotels include the Hilton on East 3rd Street, and the Marriot Hotel on West Trade Street, which has just undergone some improvements, and is looking great.
Within the city, you could catch a tour or a visit to the Carolina Panthers home stadium. The team is having a wonderful year, and it’s a great time to be an American football fan in North Carolina. If music is more your thing, then Charlotte has a remarkable line up of acts heading their way this year, including pop stars Rihanna, Mumford & Sons and Selena Gomez. They also boast great live venues playing the music Charlotte are most famous for, old-timey classics. Check out The Evening Muse or the Double Door Inn.
Food is fantastic in North Carolina, and Charlotte is no exception. With the state bordering the Atlantic, seafood is a booming economy and the famous Hot Garlic crab feed comes to town this year, allowing an all you can eat festival of garlic cooked crab meat that is wildly successful and well attended. A wonderful eatery called The Cowfish is also a great stop; they fuse traditional American burger cuisine with Asian flavors and combine their menu with sushi to tingle your taste buds. Once stuffed, take a visit to the biggest mall in Carolina, South Park Mall, which is so large that it has the local district named after it.
Whilst staying in one of the apartments for rent in Charlotte NC, make sure you check out the wonderful theme park. It is best in the summer, when the water park is open and the sun is blazing. This year sees them open up a brand new harbor attraction, effectively doubling areas of the park. It is set to look fantastic.
Finally, don’t visit Charlotte without heading over to the ‘Hollywood of the East’ in Wilmington, where films such as Iron Man 3 and the Hunger Games have all filmed. There are even survival courses and archery lessons available based on the Hunger Games franchise.
So there you have it, North Carolina is yours for the taking this year.