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Charlotte: The No. 1 City to Visit in the South

The top travel destination in the Carolinas and one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Charlotte is a destination on the rise. From Olympic-level whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center to high-speed fun at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte offers exclusive experiences only found here. Tastemakers are serving up everything from downhome comfort food, like pimento cheese and barbecue, to authentic international fare and innovative eats with a twist. Add in dozens of craft breweries, vibrant nightlife options, an inspiring arts and culture scene, and seven professional sports teams, and you’ll quickly see why everyone is flocking to this New South city.