Hotel At a Glance: Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel
Located 6 blocks from the city's center in the Second Ward, Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel is steps from some of the city's most-popular attractions, including Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, which celebrates 20th-century art through the works of Alberto Giacometti and Joan Miro. Also nearby is the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which houses historic cars from Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, Richard Petty, and more.
- Relaxing accommodations: Five-jet massage showerheads, individual climate controls, and luxurious premier towels available in guests' rooms
- Complimentary shuttle: The hotel's shuttle will transport guests within a three-mile radius.
- Must-see attraction: Discovery Place, an engaging science museum with an IMAX theater, aquarium, and several interactive exhibits. It's located about a mile north in the Fourth Ward.
Charlotte, North Carolina: Burgeoning Tourist Destination in an Art-Friendly Town
Charlotte is a regional financial capital home to Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning tourism industry spearheaded by the city’s art scene and sports teams, including the Carolina Panthers and the newly renamed Charlotte Hornets.
Originally a blue-collar mill district, NoDa now buzzes with art galleries and boutiques; a neighborhood gallery crawl takes place twice monthly. Cajun, Southwestern, and creative pizza restaurants have taken up residency in the neighborhood's original brick buildings and mill houses. Families looking for an educational day trip or new families can visit Discovery Place, an interactive museum with a 3D IMAX theater.