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Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, United States, it a major financial centre in the U.S with headquarters of top financial institutions located in the city.

Also referred to as the Queen City, Charlotte is a delightful place for first-rate shopping and attractions, top among them are museums and galleries. Discovery Place in downtown Charlotte, where an aquarium, interactive science museum, an indoor rain forest and a planetarium are located in one facility is a top tourist attraction in the city.

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Requirements for Entry

A National Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months beyond the intended period of stay is needed at the time of travel.  A Tourist Visa is required for and can be obtained at Visa application centre located in Lagos (Victoria Island)  

Getting to the City Centre from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Shuttle service and hotel shuttle service are available at the airport. Taxis are on ground for transfer to the city centre. Carolina Transport Airport Express (CATS) has regular shuttle services to central Charlotte city, and its major hotels and business districts.

Major Attractions

The Discovery Place: This is a science museum that educates as well as entertains you.  Morphis Motion simulators, Knight Rain Forest are among the numerous exhibits. The life centre exhibits helps you to explore as well as the inner workings of the human body. Rain exhibit will take you on a trip into the forest giving you a chance to discover the animals and plants in the province in from the comfort of a roof.

The Mint museum of Art: The major theme of this museum is the American history. It has in its collection outstanding art works from Europe and America. Native Americans artworks as well as other civilization which have influenced the culture of America are on exhibit.

The Charlotte Museum of History, Levine Museum of the New South and Charlotte Nature Museum are other interesting museums in the city. Racing enthusiasts will in for a special treat at Hendrick Motorsports Museum.

Paramount's Carowinds:  Paramount's Carowinds amusement park has lots of entertainment for all ages, the reason why it is a family favorite. Water Park, Boomerang Bay, water rides and roller coaster are features of this park

Things to Do

  • Visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and allow the natural beauty of the flowers and gleaming fountains to refresh your soul.
  • Explore the city on the horse-drawn Charlotte Center City Carriage Tours. Have a close view of the city neighborhoods.
  • Board the Catawba Queen at Queens landing to watch a romantic sunset.
  • Have a sweet dinner cruise on Lake Norman.
  • Checkout clubs, clubs, pubs, restaurants and bars at NC music factory, Charlotte’s nightlife centre and have a great evening. You might also want to enjoy the live concerts and shows featuring Jazz, Reggae, and Hip-hop.

Hotels and accommodation

Hotels in Charlotte merge architectural magnificence with natural splendor. A lot of hotels are at the service of visitors with luxury lodgings and topnotch facilities. A few of them are: Hampton Inn and Suites, Courtyard by Marriott and Homewood Suites by Hilton.

Car Rentals

Car rental companies are present at Ronald Reagan at the Airport and major hotels.  The car rental companies in Charlotte are: Advantage, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo, and Thrifty.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Charlotte is from March through May and from September through November. The city has fewer visitors at these times and hotels rates are lower. The city is crowded with tourists between June and August. 

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