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Tours and trans­porta­tion.

N.C. Coun­ties

CABARRUS COUNTY Rac­ing lives here. Lo­cated just north­east of Char­lotte, Cabarrus County is home to Con­cord Mills, the num­ber one shop­ping des­ti­na­tion of the Caroli­nas, along with Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way (and about 90 per­cent of NASCAR teams), Great Wolf Lodge, sev­eral his­toric sites and the towns of Con­cord, Kan­napo­lis and Har­ris­burg. www.vis­it­cabar­rus.com. Con­cord. Map 1, F2

GAS­TON COUNTY Trav­el­ers look­ing to es­cape the city can check out this coun­try west of Char­lotte. Not too far a drive af­fords nat­u­ral and his­tor­i­cal won­ders, from scenic Crow­ders Moun­tain to pic­turesque downtown Bel­mont. www.vis­it­gas­ton.org. 704.825.4044.

Tours

CCHAR­LOTTE TOURS Dis­cover Up­town Char­lotte and ven­ture out into beau­ti­ful, tree-lined his­toric neigh­bor­hoods. Tours high­light the area’s rich his­tory and bright fu­ture. Daily twohour van tours run M-F 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, Sa 10 am and 1:30 pm. Fares: $15-28. www.ccha­r­lot­te­tours.com. Cen­ter City, 704.517.6844.

FEAST FOOD TOURS Tour See Char­lotte’s eclec­tic neigh­bor­hoods with tours in­clud­ing the Soul of the South Up­town tour, which ex­plores the essence of South­ern cui­sine, and the Lo­cal Fla­vors of His­toric NoDa tour, which in­cludes plenty of lo­cal craft beer. Prices and times vary by tour. www. feast­food­tours.com. 980.258.9992.

Trans­porta­tion

CHAR­LOTTE AREA TRAN­SIT SYS­TEM Char­lotte Area Tran­sit Sys­tem (CATS) is one to get around Char­lotte, with more than 70 bus routes and tons of con­ve­nient stops lo­cally and re­gion­ally. www.ride­tran­sit.org. 704.336.7433.

SKY­LINE CAR SER­VICE For peo­ple who ap­pre­ci­ate the finer things in life, this up­scale, black car ser­vice offers trans­porta­tion from the Char­lotte air­port to the city proper, sur­round­ing ar­eas of North Carolina, and up­per South Carolina cities. ridesky­linecar.com. 888.885.1846.

Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion

CHAR­LOTTE CEN­TER CITY PART­NERS Char­lotte Cen­ter City houses more than 1,200 busi­nesses from star­tups to For­tune 500 cor­po­rate head­quar­ters and has nearly 26,000 res­i­dents. The en­ter­tain­ment cen­ter of the re­gion, this me­trop­o­lis boasts a vast ar­ray of din­ing op­tions and plenty of nightlife. Cen­ter City has some­thing for ev­ery­one, whether you are a full-time res­i­dent or first-time vis­i­tor of Char­lotte. char­lot­te­cen­ter­city.org. 200 S. Tryon St., 704.332.2227.

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