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Old 03-04-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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Keep in mind, this is for families, not to be confused with the Cancun and Panama City Beach crowds.

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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This is totally on point - CLT has so much to offer for families. A lot of great parks and restaurants, public art and museums (for audiences of all ages). I'm happy to see CLT recognized for being a great place to visit - too often it suffers the stigma of being a place that isn't for tourists. I've always thought this was an inaccurate portrayal. While it is certainly not a beach or mountain town, it's a wonderful place to stop by and explore and offers all kinds of folks (not just families) plenty to discover. If more people gave it a chance (which hopefully being on lists like this will encourage), there will be more folks who see that the city is a fantastic place to spend time in.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:14 AM
 
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I completely agree with you. I'm from Baltimore MD where there's so much to offer and do but Charlotte is not too far from being a little city that offers a lot. I love charlotte and with 2 young children can't keep up with alls that's around for us! Thank U Charlotte!
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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I completely agree with you. I'm from Baltimore MD where there's so much to offer and do but Charlotte is not too far from being a little city that offers a lot. I love charlotte and with 2 young children can't keep up with alls that's around for us! Thank U Charlotte!
I look forward to when charlotte can offer the big city stuff like Baltimore .
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thinking that there are a LOT of other places with more to do...
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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You need to get over your hometown bias. If a family is going to spend a couple of thousand dollars on airfare, hotel, entertainment, etc. there are much better options for a family vacation than Charlotte. Charlotte is not a destination, unless you're a rabid NASCAR fan. Nothing wrong with that. It just is what it is.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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Thinking that there are a LOT of other places with more to do...
According to this thread, Charlotte ranked #26 in the Nation when it comes to casual and convention visitors. FWIW, the ranking is from 2007; the thread is from 2009 though.

The following is a slideshow of the Nation's 10 most popular business travel destinations. Charlotte ranked #8 here as of 2011.
SLIDESHOW: Top 10 cities for business travel - Puget Sound Business Journal

^^^IMO, Charlotte's balance of "work" and "play" visitors is how things should be. This city isn't Vegas, but there is certainly enough here to keep people busy. Just Carowinds alone is a rather cool local option that's cheap if one takes advantage of season passes.


Clint Rides Carowinds Windseeker - YouTube


Clint & Will ride Intimidator at Carowinds - YouTube

^^^FWIW, Intimidator was (and might still be) one of the top 10 rated coasters in the Nation. Places such as the uptown museum district and the Whitewater center are also decent local attractions. Honestly (and this is just my opinion) I think some folks kinda go out of their way to justify their beliefs that Charlotte is boring. Then again, "fun" things are always more fun when you have that special someone in your life to enjoy them with (which would explain why the singles in Charlotte and most other cities complain about being bored so much).
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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LOL... I know this hurts.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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You need to get over your hometown bias. If a family is going to spend a couple of thousand dollars on airfare, hotel, entertainment, etc. there are much better options for a family vacation than Charlotte. Charlotte is not a destination, unless you're a rabid NASCAR fan. Nothing wrong with that. It just is what it is.

Carowinds and affordability are probably the 2 main reasons to visit Charlotte.

You may have much better options but for a ton of families Charlotte is a great option for a vacation.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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You need to get over your hometown bias. If a family is going to spend a couple of thousand dollars on airfare, hotel, entertainment, etc. there are much better options for a family vacation than Charlotte. Charlotte is not a destination, unless you're a rabid NASCAR fan. Nothing wrong with that. It just is what it is.
Obviously not, or they would be listed ahead.
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