Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Charlotte has all the conveniences and luxuries of a major urban center with the pleasures of the outdoors right at your fingertips. Home to the Nascar Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the city is also famous for the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the wild roller coasters of Carowinds, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center where you can hike, bike, climb, and kayak.
Charlotte Area Transit System provides rail, trolleys, and bus services to get around town easily. The CATS system operates 70 different routes to serve the entire city. For convenience, the system runs until 2:00 a.m. every night and begins again early in the morning.