Charlotte, North Carolina

CharlotteWith character to spare, it's no secret that Charlotte is more than your gateway to all the Carolinas have to offer. Charlotte delivers cultural distractions and attractions, dining and nightlife for every persuasion, and all with a Southern ambiance all its own.

More than just the nation's second largest financial center, the Queen City's changing face will surprise you. As a magnet for progressive growth and smart development, the city finds itself welcoming more and more new faces both visitors and residents alike. Charlotte was dubbed one of the "Top 50 Cities that Sizzle" by Restaurant News Magazine due to its growing number of dynamic chefs, invigorating restaurant concepts, and the addition of the culinary leader Johnson & Wales University. Over 150 eateries, cafes, and restaurants are all within walking distance of the Charlotte Convention Center.

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