Insiders' Guide to Charlotte, 11th


Skyscrapers. Sports. NASCAR. Nature. Culinary delights.
A world-class, can-do city. A crown jewel of the New South.
• A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike
• Comprehensive listings of ...
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Skyscrapers. Sports. NASCAR. Nature. Culinary delights.
A world-class, can-do city. A crown jewel of the New South.
• A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike
• Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations
• How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation
• Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities
Our insider, Craig Distl, a native of North Carolina and a longtime Charlottean, has been a journalist for the Charlotte Observer, and his articles have also appeared in Charlotte Magazine, Southern Sports Journal, and Golfweek. His writing has received awards from such organizations as the North Carolina Press Association.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762753123
  • Publisher: Insiders' Guide
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Series: Insiders' Guide Series
  • Edition description: Eleventh
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 786,038
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Writer and publicist Craig Distl is a native of North Carolina, graduate of UNC Charlotte and a long-time Charlottean. He dabbled in tourism during college––first on the log ride at Carowinds theme park and later as a bellman at a four-star hotel. His eclectic journalism career includes stints at The Charlotte Observer, Southern Jewelry News, and Jefferson-Pilot Communications. He's freelanced for Charlotte Magazine, Southern Sports Journal, and Golfweek, and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. His writing has received awards from such organizations as the North Carolina Press Association. Craig loves the Queen City for its can-do attitude and its emergence the crown jewel of the New South. His reply to those who say Charlotte has turned its back on a rich history? "Nonsense. You just have to know where to look."

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Table of Contents

Preface xv

How to Use This Book 1

Area Overview 3

Getting Here, Getting Around 27

History 35

Hotels and Motels 43

Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 53

Restaurants 59

Nightlife 84

Shopping 100

Attractions 119

Kidstuff 139

The Arts 149

Parks and Recreation 165

Golf 178

Spectator Sports 190

Annual Events 199

Day Trips 212

Appendix: Living Here 233

Relocation 234

Education and Child Care 247

Higher Education 259

Health Care 266

Retirement 275

Media 282

Index 293

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