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Charlotte Bike Tour
"Meet your guide inside the Overstreet Mall at your selected departure time. You’ll be outfitted with a bike and helmet and given a brief safety orientation before embarking on your 1.5-hour bike tour of Charlotte. Engage all of your senses as you ped which mark the city's center and divides the city’s first four wards. Cruise down Levine Avenue of the Arts past local shops coffee shops and restaurants cooking up classic Southern food. This avenue is home to the Levine Center for the Arts one of Charlotte’s key cultural destinations comprised of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art the Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture the John S and James L Knight Theater and the Mint Museum Uptown.Pedal past The Green small public park
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Charlotte Segway Tour
"You'll meet your guide in downtown Charlotte and get started with a safety overview for the Segway. Once you’re comfortable with the Segway’s controls follow your guide through the lively Uptown district with plenty of stops along the way to snap photos and to hear fun stories and facts about Charlotte's history. Option 1: 1.5-hour Segway tourWheel down the Levine Ave of the Arts named after local donors to the arts in Charlotte. On one side of the avenue you’ll see the Bechtler Museum designed by a Swiss architect and opened in 2010 to show the Bechtler family’s collection of modern art. Check out Niki de Saint Phalle’s outdoor sculpture “The Firebird” – which is covered in mirror mosaic and stands more than 17 feet (5 meters) tall. the oldest art museum in Charlotte with one of the largest art collections in the Southeast and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
From $55.00
 
Charlotte Segway Tour
"You'll meet your guide in downtown Charlotte and get started with a safety overview for the Segway. Once you’re comfortable with the Segway’s controls follow your guide through the lively Uptown district with plenty of stops along the way to snap photos and to hear fun stories and facts about Charlotte's history. Option 1: 1.5-hour Segway tourWheel down the Levine Ave of the Arts named after local donors to the arts in Charlotte. On one side of the avenue you’ll see the Bechtler Museum designed by a Swiss architect and opened in 2010 to show the Bechtler family’s collection of modern art. Check out Niki de Saint Phalle’s outdoor sculpture “The Firebird” – which is covered in mirror mosaic and stands more than 17 feet (5 meters) tall. the oldest art museum in Charlotte with one of the largest art collections in the Southeast and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
From $55.00

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Cost conscious Libertarians unite

I'm a big fan of organizations that blatantly or covertly circumvent senseless regulations (such as hiring services on Craigslist). There are two new taxi-like services in Charlotte...Lyft and Uber,...
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Low cost land travel

This Tip should be posted on about 50 of the larger cities in the eastern half of the United States but I do not know an easy way to do that. I was driving home from a meeting last week when I saw an...
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Charlotte Amtrak Station

Train service in the Piedmont Crescent has been expanding gradually, and Charlotte is now served by four trains to the North, two of which continue to New York, and one to the south (New Orleans via...
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Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte has long been one of my favorite American airports. Though the city of Charlotte has never been my final destination or the starting point for a trip, I have had numerous layovers here over...
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Delta Airlines

Please make sure that you do not travel with Delta Airlines. I did recently and instead of sending my luggage to New York they sent it to Atlanta and two weeks later I still have nothing and no one in...
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Flights are expensive

Things might have changed.But when I went to Charlotte, there were no discount flights.It worked out cheaper to fly into Raleigh and rent a car.Charlotte airport seems pretty busy - but pretty...
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road work

I-85, I-77, and I-485 have all been under construction in the past few years. I-485 is only halfway done, but when it is all the way complete, you'll be able to loop around Charlotte. A lot of roads...
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Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is one of the hubs for U.S. Airways. Lufthansa, United, Delta, Air tran, American, ATA, and Continental all fly out of there. This airport can fairly be...
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Amtrak

Charlotte's Amtrak station is located just 2 miles north of uptown Charlotte. Built in 1968 as Southern railway consolidated its passenger and freight operations, the station was hard-pressed to...
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Area airport

Area Airports Charlotte - CLT (9 mi NE) Take Billy Graham Parkway South to I-77. Follow I-77 North. Off I-77, take exit 10 (Trade Street). At stop light turn right onto Trade Street. Go 1 mile follow...
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Dont know much about public transportation

Charlotte unlike most big cities is most interesting on its outskirts and is spread out over a very large area. They have bus and trolley service it is called CATS, and I never used it because I lived...
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Amtrak

The Amtrak station is located on North Tryon just north of Uptown Charlotte and is another option for those who are coming from out of town. We Americans don't use the trains as much as in Europe. The...
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Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

Charlotte's airport is the biggest one in the Carolinas and is a major hub for US Airways. The airport code is CLT. It's the 17th busiest airport in the country and the 35th busiest in the world....
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Public Transportation...

Public Transportation information:1) Center City Circuit is free shuttle service for the Uptown area(704) 375-0287 or (704) 332-2227 - 2) Charlotte Transit 901 North Davidson Street Charlotte, NC...
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5501 Carnegie Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209, United States
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601 S College St, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202, United States
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2800 Coliseum Centre Dr, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217, United States
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6300 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina, 28211, United States
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Top Things to Do in Charlotte

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Uptown Architecture and Sights

Boston may lay claim to revolutionary heritage that includes Paul Revere, but the Queen City of Charlotte has its own midnight rider in Captain Jack. There are many folks around these parts who...
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Public Art

Thanks to the Charlotte Arts and Science Council’s (ASC) Public Art Walking Tour, residents and visitors alike can take advantage of a free, specially developed nine block walking tour of Charlotte’s...
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Museums

Attempting to get up close and personal with airplanes on the tarmac these days can result in an interrogation by federal agents (or worse). Avoid any confrontation and visit the Carolinas Aviation...
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Sports

The Carolina Panthers play in Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte. This is a nice, new stadium with great views and probably the best selection of beer I have ever seen at a professional...
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Historic Fourth Ward

Had a GREAT day today! Went to Discovery Place to check out the Body World exhibit, then watched an IMAX movie there. Walked a block down the street to have some microbrewed beer and a quick lunch at...
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Lake Norman

Lake Norman is growning by leaps and bounds!! It is a great place to hang out in the summer time and a nice place if you choose to live there. It's about 30 minutes from Charlotte (with I-77 traffic)...
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"The Queen City of Charlotte, NC"
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"b1bob does Charlotte in a big way"
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"Charlotte, NC"
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"Queen City of the South"
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"Southern city.....southern charm"
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