The relationship between NASCAR and Charlotte goes back decades. With the NASCAR Hall of Fame located in Uptown Charlotte and over 90% of NASCAR Sprint Cup teams based in the region, Charlotte is the perfect place for a race fan to spend a weekend. Visit charlottesgotalot.com, the official travel and tourism website of Charlotte to help plan your trip.
By Car: Uptown Charlotte, home to Acceleration Weekend, is conveniently located near the intersection of I-77 and I-85. While I-40 is less than one hour to the north.
By Plane: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) connects the Carolinas to the world with more daily flights per capita than any other airport in the nation. Offering non-stop service to more than 136 destinations worldwide with more than 650 daily flights, Charlotte Douglas carries more than 34 million passengers annually. It serves as a national hub for US Airways.
By Train: Amtrak provides daily passenger rail service on the North and South lines, which access most of the United States. Service includes the Carolinian/Piedmont train to New York, with stops in Raleigh, Richmond, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. The Crescent line operates daily with trips between New York City and New Orleans.
Where to Stay:
You don’t have to break the bank when looking for a Charlotte hotel. Click here to learn to check out accommodations in the area and even book your stay online. Or call the Charlotte Visitor Info Center at (800) 231-4636 and speak to a Visitor Information Specialist who will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect hotel for you to stay.
Where to Eat:
Dine like a local! With so many restaurants in Charlotte to choose from, this city literally is a feast for the senses. Click here to check out Charlotte restaurants that range from don’t miss hole-in-the-wall joints with fried pickles you’ll never forget, to “farm-to-fork” fare that’s fresher than you can imagine.
Navigate the Queen City quickly and easily with these maps
Winter Weather Information:
Highs: Mid 50s
Lows: Low 30s
What to Pack: Mild winters are one of the perks of living in the South, but blustery weather finds its way in a handful of times each season. A coat is a must have, although some days you may be able to get by with a heavy sweater or jacket – just be sure to check the forecast before your trip. For those days that dip to freezing, grab scarves and gloves.
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