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Continente: América

País: Estados Unidos

Localización: Condado de Mecklenburg, Estado de Carolina del Norte

Año: 1768

Estado: Terminado

Descripción:Charlotte es la ciudad más grande del estado de Carolina del Norte y está ubicada en un punto muy cercano a la frontera con el estado vecino de Carolina del Sur.

Con una población de 594.359 habitantes, Charlotte tiene un área metropolitana (Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury) de 1.897.034 habitantes.

Charlotte es un importante centro financiero del país, ya que Bank of America y Wachovia, dos de las entidades más grandes de los Estados Unidos tienen la sede corporativa en la ciudad.

El clima en Charlotte es húmedo subtropical, con inviernos moderados y veranos calientes y húmedos.

Charlotte tiene los sobrenombre de The Queen City o The Hornet’s Nest.

Cómo llegar

El aeropuerto de la ciudad es el Charlotte/Douglas Internacional Airport, el sexto aeropuerto del país en tráfico. Hay vuelos diarios a todo el país, además de a Canadá, América Central, Sudamérica, Europa y el Caribe. Para reservar un vuelo a Charlotte, sólo tienes que visitar nuestra zona de reservas y tendrás billete en pocos minutos.

Para ir en tren a Charlotte, puedes hacerlo desde las tres líneas diarias que llegan a la estación Amtrak: La Crescent o la Carolinian, que van a Nueva York, Philadelphia o Washington D.C. o bien la Piedmont, que conceta la ciudad con Raleigh, Durham o Greensboro.

Por autopista o carretera, se llega a Charlotte por la I-85 o la I-77.

Si deseas alquilar un vehículo para viajar a Charlotte, consíguelo muy fácil y al mejor precio en nuestra zona de alquiler.

Alojamiento

Los hoteles de Charlotte acogerán encantados a cualquier visitante o turista que quiera descubrir esta ciudad.

En nuestra zona de promociones descubrirás la diversa oferta hotelera de Charlotte y podrás reservar la habitación que deseas para pasar las mejores vacaciones.

Qué visitar

Los museos de Charlotte tienen mucho prestigio. Los más interesantes para el turista son el Bechtler Museum of modern Art, el Mint Museum, el Wells Fargo History Museum, el Levine Museum of the New South o el Carolinas Aviation Museum, aunque desde luego hay muchísimos más.

Con respecto a los teatros, el visitante no debe dejar de ver el Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, el Charlotte Shakespeare o la Opera de Carolina.

El ImaginOn Children’s Theatre es conocido en todo el paós por su imaginativa arquitectura.

Cada año hay festivales en la ciudad, como el Carolina Renaissance Festival, uno de las ferias renacentistas más importantes del país que se puede visirat los sábados y domingos de los meses de octubre y noviembre.

Historia

El área de Charlotte fue poblada por europeos en 1755 y comprada a los nativos pocos años después.

Tras la Revolución e independencia de los Estados Unidos, Charlotte se convirtió en el mayor centro presbiteriano del país, pero en el siglo XIX ya tenía población de todas las religiones. Por ello fue llamada “The City of Churches”.

A mediados de este siglo se encontraron filones de oro, por lo que empezaría una fiebre del oro que se trasladaría posteriormente a California, pero dejó un importante crecimiento demográfico.

A partir de ahí, en el siglo XX, la población nunca dejó de crecer, siendo desde 1970 una de las principales ciudades del sector financiero en el país.

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9 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Charlotte

Written by Dorothy Stephenson

Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city, lies in the southwest portion of the state. Once called Charlottetowne, the city is named in honor of the wife of King George II, Charlotte of Mecklenburg.

Visitors arriving in Charlotte via air will touch down at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, one of the most important inland airports in the eastern United States. The city's primary attractions are the family friendly Paramount's Carowinds amusement park, NASCAR motor sports history, and an impressive array of art museums

1 Charlotte Museum of History

Inside the Charlotte Museum of History, visitors find a plethora of information on Charlotte and the surrounding areas. The museum has five permanent exhibits and frequently hosts national as well as international traveling exhibits. Costumed interpreters lead entertaining and informative tours of each of the wonderfully restored buildings, including the Hezekiah Alexander House, the Kitchen, and the Springhouse.

Guide-by-cell tours are also available daily. All visitors have to do is dial the tour phone number, follow the designated markers, and listen to information about four historical structures.

Address: 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte

Official site: http://www.charlottemuseum.org/

2 Levine Museum of the New South

The Levine Museum of the New South provides an excellent collection of exhibits encompassing post-Civil War southern history, from 1865 to the present day. Interactive exhibits allow visitors to run their hand through a pile of cottonseed, play old-fashioned checkers, or step inside a one-room farmhouse. In addition, the museum showcases information on prominent citizens who helped shaped the south since the Civil War.

Address: 200 E 7 St, Charlotte

Official site: http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org/

3 Discovery Place

One of the leading hands-on science centers in the country, Discovery Place actually encompasses three museums: Discovery Place, Discovery Place KIDS and the Charlotte Nature Museum. The ever-changing museum allows visitors to see, feel, and hear science, and exhibits give a better understanding of various technology, engineering, and mathematics topics in a fun, casual setting. At the nature museum, live animals and the free-flying butterfly pavilion let visitors observe the natural world in a new way.

Address: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte

Official site: http://www.discoveryplace.org/

4 Hendrick Motorsports Museum

Conveniently located one mile from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, this museum treats race fans to a history of Hendrick Motorsports. Displays exhibit the different components of a race car including the roll cage, front and rear sections, and an oil pan. Fans can see Hendrick's most famous stock cars, the company's championship trophies, and significant automobiles like Jeff Gordon's winning Daytona 500 car. Other vehicles on show include the Days of Thunder Chevy Lumina and Terry Labonte's Iron Man machine.

Address: 4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd, Charlotte

Official site: http://www.hendrickmotorsports.com/

5 Paramount's Carowinds

Looking for some thrills and chills? Head no further than the all-ages Paramount's Carowinds amusement park. The "Thrill Capital of the Southeast" provides plenty of things to do with family diversions, roller-coasters, water rides, and fun stage shows. A dinosaur exhibit allows you to walk through an immersing Mesozoic setting, brought to life with detailed animatronics. Paramount's Carowinds also has a water park called Boomerang Bay, so be sure to bring your bathing suit if the weather is fine!

Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte

Official site: https://www.carowinds.com/

6 NASCAR Hall of Fame

Charlotte is definitely the stop of choice for NASCAR enthusiasts and tourists, with its banked ramp that simulates a racetrack (Glory Road) and showcases historic cars. The High Octane Theater features a 64-foot wide projection screen with surround sound. Exhibits give fans a behind-the-scenes look at how NASCAR and individual teams prepare for race day, while the Hall of Honor pays tribute to all NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees.

Address: 400 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte

Official site: http://www.nascarhall.com/

7 Billy Graham Library

Reminiscent of an old dairy barn, the Billy Graham Library features a large cross-shaped entrance. Inside, guests hear the Gospel through tours and multimedia presentations. Billy Graham himself insisted the library not be a memorial or museum to him, but rather a simple ministry for the hundreds of thousands of annual visitors. In 2010, renovations added Billy Graham's personal library and a custom mural by Thomas Kinkade.

Address: 4330 Westmont Dr, Charlotte

Official site: http://billygrahamlibrary.org/

8 Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

This collection includes works by the most influential artists of the mid-20th century, with pieces from Miró, Giacometti, Picasso, Calder, Hepworth, Nicholson, Warhol, Tinguely, Ernst, Le Corbusier, and Chillida. The Bechtler Museum of Art is only the second museum in the country to be designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta.

Address: 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte

Official site: http://www.bechtler.org/

9 Mint Museum of Art

Since its 1936 opening as the first art museum in North Carolina, the Mint Museum of Art has grown into an internationally-renowned institution that regularly features new exhibits. Paintings, textiles, decorative arts, and even fashion comprise the permanent collections, drawing from the ancient Americas to modern times.

Address: 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte

Official site: http://www.mintmuseum.org/

http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/charlotte-us-nc-char.htm

Charlotte Attractions

Museums

Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Charlotte.

Discovery Place

Discovery Place is a great way to spend a day, whether you're by yourself or with a group, young or old. Indeed, it's a safe bet that everybody will walk away from a day at Discovery Place knowing a few things they hadn't known before. The facility features exhibits on anatomy, physics, natural science, machines, and much more. If you're alone, browse the halls listening to some of your favorite music. Be sure to take in the aquarium, rain forest, planetarium, and various activity rooms. (704-372-6261)

Mint Museum UPTOWN

The Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally-renowned Mint Museum of Craft Design, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. Conveniently located in uptown Charlotte's Levine Center for the Arts, this striking facility features expansive galleries and a range of visitor amenities, including public spaces for learning, shopping, and dining. Reflect on exceptional works of art with a cell phone audio tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, release your child's inner artist in the Lewis Family Gallery, and discover what inspires you through a myriad of educational offerings. Complete your visit by enjoying a meal at Halcyon or browsing the museum shop's rich selection of pottery, glass, wood, and jewelry handcrafted by regional artists. (704-337-2000)

Charlotte Museum of History

Located on the property of the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, the museum offers various exhibits based upon the history of the city of Charlotte. A few of the exhibits are hands-on and make for a truly interactive experience. Learn bits of information about Charlotte that you won't find in textbooks. (704-568-1774)

Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium

30 minutes from the heart of Charlotte, the Schiele Nature Museum features exhibits that show the evolution of life, the natural history of North Carolina, and rare artifacts of North American Indians. The planetarium soars over 50 feet, and the living nature trails wind over 16 acres. (704-866-6900, 704-866-6908)

Levine Museum of the New South

You've probably never been to a museum quite like this one before! It seeks to relay Southern history from the days after the Civil War but to do it in an entertaining way. Changing exhibits and complete interaction make the hands-on museum a place where learning and history are both fun and insightful. Try on period clothing from the post-Civil War era up to the present day, pretend to be part of a real WWII MASH unit, or record your own radio show. A great experience for the entire family! (704-333-1887)

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Located in a renovated train repair center, this museum encompasses the history of different types of transportation used in the region from the early 1800s to present day. Train rides are offered during warm weather season. The gift shop offers a variety of hard-to-find collectible trains. Guided tours are available by reservation. Admission may be charged for special events and train rides. (704-636-2889)

Backing Up Classic Auto Museum

This museum may be a bit on the small side but, nonetheless, it has some amusing attributes. With a variety of cars from the 1920s and on, Backing Up Classic Auto Museum also has a row dedicated to Mustangs. You will find a wide variety of cars here, including both muscle and standard. This is quite an intriguing museum! (704-788-9500)

Afro-American Cultural Center

The stained glass windows of this restored building originally came from Little Rock AME Zion Church. Through these hallowed windows, you can see and hear the rich and historical exhibits that have become a showcase of African-American heritage. A theater, art gallery and amphitheater are venues for an ever changing, exciting array of culture. (704-374-1565)

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike will enjoy learning about the rich history of flight at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Examine real aircraft up close, and check out exhibits on helicopters, military, civil and commercial air flight, with a special exhibit about the Miracle on the Hudson River. (704-997-3770)

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Even if you're not a NASCAR fan, you're sure to get a thrill out of Charlotte's newest museum. The 150,000-square-foot facility features over 50 interactive experiences, authentic artifacts and fascinating educational films. The Race Week exhibit, a popular favorite, allows visitors to experience how teams and the NASCAR industry prepare for race day with a practice pit stop, race simulators and broadcast booths. There's also a banked ramp that simulates well-loved tracks like Talladega Superspeedway. (704-654-4400)

http://www.10best.com/destinations/north-carolina/charlotte/attractions/museums/

Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Charlotte to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Situated in uptown Charlotte, the NASCAR Hall of Fame offers 150,000 square feet of interactive entertainment that everyone is sure to love, whether you're fan, car enthusiast or just a visitor. The museum features room after room of interesting hands-on exhibits, including tire-changing stations, race simulators and broadcast booths. The Hall of Honor highlights the careers of famous inductees, and there's even a special Kids Zone where little racers can take the wheel. (704-654-4400)

Carowinds

F-U-N! The 100-acre park offers all the usual amusement park adventures, including Ferris wheels, roller coasters, special effects shows, and a water park. The Afterburn roller coaster gives riders the impression of actually flying a fighter jet. For cooling down, check out the attached Boomerang Bay waterpark. The park straddles the NC-SC border, just 15 minutes south of Uptown Charlotte and 12 miles north of Rock Hill, SC. (704-588-2600, 800-888-4386)

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Several thematic gardens arranged in a succession of outdoor rooms makes this complex a plant-lover's paradise. The Cottage Garden has many hard-to-find heirloom plants, the Four Seasons Garden highlights form and foliage for year-round appeal, and the Canal Garden features color in changing displays of perennials and annuals. The garden's location on Lake Wylie includes 100 developed acres and some 300 more acres under development. (704-825-4490)

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Put the throttle down and let 'er rip! At this informative, hands-on experience, you'll learn the ins-and-outs of professional race car driving as you get tips and instruction from real drivers and pit crews. And there's certain to be fun and excitement for both race car enthusiasts and novices. For serious drivers (or people who crave high-octane thrills!), more involved driving packages are available that include everything from individual driving sessions to 30 — even 40 — trips around the track. (704-455-9443, 800-237-3889)

Discovery Place

Discovery Place is a great way to spend a day, whether you're by yourself or with a group, young or old. Indeed, it's a safe bet that everybody will walk away from a day at Discovery Place knowing a few things they hadn't known before. The facility features exhibits on anatomy, physics, natural science, machines, and much more. If you're alone, browse the halls listening to some of your favorite music. Be sure to take in the aquarium, rain forest, planetarium, and various activity rooms. (704-372-6261)

UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens

If plants, flowers and gardens are your forte, you are in for an amazing treat. There are exceptional varieties of horticulture represented at the gardens. Visitors will find a great many rare species, as well. Don't miss the two-story rain forest. Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Highway 49 North. Groups of over 10 must schedule a visit. (704-687-2364)

Historic Rosedale Plantation

This completely restored home is a perfect example of a Federal style home. Built in 1815 when austerity was the norm, the bright yellow trim and bright white paint were the talk of the town. Today, the imported French wallpaper is still intact, and the grounds are resplendent with small to medium size gardens and several living ponds. Tours are available by appointment only. Please allow two weeks' notice for tours. (704-335-0325)

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve

One of the first parks owned by Mecklenburg County, McDowell Park hasn't been around for long (it first opened in the mid-70s), but during its short existence it has grown from a 136-acre lake-side park to emerge as one of Charlotte's most noteworthy natural assets. From upland hardwood forests to Piedmont prairie, the park offers a variety of beautiful landscapes and habitats, and it's now 1108 acres are popular stomping grounds for hikers, bird-watchers and nature-lovers of all types. The McDowell Nature Center, meanwhile, is worth stopping by for its butterfly gardens, bird-feeding stations, animal exhibits and a gift shop. (704-588-5224)

Mint Museum UPTOWN

The Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally-renowned Mint Museum of Craft Design, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. Conveniently located in uptown Charlotte's Levine Center for the Arts, this striking facility features expansive galleries and a range of visitor amenities, including public spaces for learning, shopping, and dining. Reflect on exceptional works of art with a cell phone audio tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, release your child's inner artist in the Lewis Family Gallery, and discover what inspires you through a myriad of educational offerings. Complete your visit by enjoying a meal at Halcyon or browsing the museum shop's rich selection of pottery, glass, wood, and jewelry handcrafted by regional artists. (704-337-2000)

Carolina Raptor Center

The Carolina Raptor Center, located just north of Charlotte, has been home to 11,000 rescued hawks, eagles, vultures, and owls. One of the largest raptor treatment facilities in the country, the center cares for some 6,000 creatures each year. Visit the 20-plus species on the shaded nature trail, take part in educational classes, or enlist to become a rescue volunteer for the betterment of the environment. (704-875-6521)

http://www.10best.com/destinations/north-carolina/charlotte/attractions/best-attractions-activities/

Parks

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Several thematic gardens arranged in a succession of outdoor rooms makes this complex a plant-lover's paradise. The Cottage Garden has many hard-to-find heirloom plants, the Four Seasons Garden highlights form and foliage for year-round appeal, and the Canal Garden features color in changing displays of perennials and annuals. The garden's location on Lake Wylie includes 100 developed acres and some 300 more acres under development. (704-825-4490)

UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens

If plants, flowers and gardens are your forte, you are in for an amazing treat. There are exceptional varieties of horticulture represented at the gardens. Visitors will find a great many rare species, as well. Don't miss the two-story rain forest. Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Highway 49 North. Groups of over 10 must schedule a visit. (704-687-2364)

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve

One of the first parks owned by Mecklenburg County, McDowell Park hasn't been around for long (it first opened in the mid-70s), but during its short existence it has grown from a 136-acre lake-side park to emerge as one of Charlotte's most noteworthy natural assets. From upland hardwood forests to Piedmont prairie, the park offers a variety of beautiful landscapes and habitats, and its now 1108 acres are popular stomping grounds for hikers, bird-watchers and nature-lovers of all types. The McDowell Nature Center, meanwhile, is worth stopping by for its butterfly gardens, bird-feeding stations, animal exhibits and a gift shop. (704-588-5224)

Wing Haven Gardens

Built in the late 1920s, these gardens offer a wealth of flowering varieties. The site of Wing Haven Gardens was once the property of Mr. and Mrs. Clarkston. Having been willed to a non-profit organization, the gardens were opened to the public. Guided tours are available and may be scheduled ahead of time. (704-331-0664)

RibbonWalk Nature Preserve

This educational forest lends shade, beauty and comfort to the region. Almost 140 acres of forest feature ample picnicking spots. New environmental education center provides guests with information on land conservation and forest environment. Jogging and hiking trails. Great for children. (704-598-8857)

Reedy Creek Dog Park

Located in the front of Reedy Creek Park, this dedicated terrain is actually called Barkingham Park. Bring your four-legged friend to the four-acre, fenced-off area for fun with other canines. You can relax and enjoy music while your pet spends time meeting new friends. The park is an off-leash area where kids under the age of 12 are not allowed. (704-568-4044)

McMullen & Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway

Mecklenburg County made a decision years ago to unite the city via a web of parks and green spaces. They've poured lots of money into the project, and the result is something that can be enjoyed by all. Over 30 miles of greenways have been developed, and almost 150 miles are still being planned. In fact, the greenway system is quickly becoming one of the country's finest, and the eight existing parcels, like McMullen & Lower McAlpine Creek, are definitely worth checking out. (704-336-3854)

Jetton Park

If sand, boats, and water are your way to relax, then head a little north of Charlotte. Jetton Park is a 105-acre waterfront park on Lake Norman that gives you opportunities to sit on the beach, watch boats go by, walk on the trails, or take your own vessel on the water and listen while you coast over the waves. (704-896-9808)

Lake Norman

Lake Norman's 520 miles of shoreline create an oasis for fun in the sun, just north of Charlotte off I-77. The lake is where Charlotte's "beautiful people" — and those who imagine themselves to be — come to spend summer weekends. Boats are often tied together to create makeshift parties on the lake, and "float up" restaurants like The Rusty Rudder are worth checking out if you're cruising about. Contact the Visit Lake Norman Visitor Center for info about activities on the lake. (704-987-3300)

McGill Rose Garden

This garden spot originally resulted from one woman's attempt to renovate and landscape her husband's business. This now public site is home to more than 500 rosebushes. A must-see during the spring and summer months when the glorious flowers are in full bloom. Appointments are available, and tours require at least 10 people (or $20). (704-333-6497)

http://www.10best.com/destinations/north-carolina/charlotte/attractions/parks/

Charlotte es una ciudad ubicada en el condado de Mecklenburg, en el estado estadounidense de Carolina del Norte, cercana a la frontera con Carolina del Sur. Charlotte, además de ser la sede del condado de Mecklenburg, es la ciudad más poblada del estado, siendo conocida como un destacado centro financiero, ya que dos de los bancos más grandes de Estados Unidos, Wachovia y Bank of America tienen su sede corporativa en la ciudad.

Nombre

La ciudad fue incorporada en el año 1768, y llamada de la reina de Gran Bretaña, Carlota de Mecklemburgo-Strelitz (Charlotte en inglés), consorte del rey Jorge III, quién fueron casados el año antes.

Geografía

De acuerdo con la Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos, la ciudad tiene un área de 629 km², de los cuales 627,5 km² son terrenos sólidos y los restantes 1,6 km² están compuestos de agua (0,25%).

Clima

Está ubicada en la zona de clima húmedo subtropical. Tiene inviernos moderados y veranos calientes y húmedos. Durante el mes de enero, las temperaturas mínimas por las mañanas son, en promedio, 0 °C y los promedios máximos son 11 °C. En julio, los promedios oscilan entre 22 y 32 °C. Recibe unos 1105 mm de lluvia al año.

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