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WE’RE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU JOIN US HERE IN CHARLOTTE FOR BY CITIES FOR CITIES 2018 CONFERENCE. TO HELP YOU PLAN AND ENJOY YOUR VISIT, WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A LIST OFUSEFUL RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND THE VENUE AND NAVIGATE THE CITY.

ALL PLACES BELOW CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE MAP
 

THE VENUE:
CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER
501 S COLLEGE ST, CHARLOTTE, NC 28202

Nearby Hotels Hotel-icon.png

The Westin Charlotte, 601 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 375-2600,www.westincharlottehotel.com conveniently located next to Stonewall Station rail stop

Hilton Charlotte Center City, 222 E 3rdSt, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 377-1500,www.hilton.com Conveniently located next to Convention Center Station rail stop

Courtyard Marriott Charlotte Center City, 237 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 926-5800,www.marriott.com

 

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Getting around transportation-icon.png

Rail- once in Uptown Charlotte, the Blue Line light rail has various stops throughout the city center and also connects you south of the city approximately 10 miles for $2.20 one way. The Gold Line streetcar is also available through the city center and is free to ride.

View the Gold Line schedule here:
http://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/cityLYNX/Pages/default.aspx
View the Blue Line information here:
http://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/lynx-blue-line/Pages/default.aspx

Bus- from the airport, participants can take bus line 5 Sprinter for $2.20.
The trip is approximately 25 minutes and will end at the Uptown
Transportation Center, located a 5-minute walk from the recommended hotels.
View the Express fares and schedule
here: http://charlottenc.gov/cats/bus/routes/Documents/Sprinter.pdf

Crown Cab has been serving Charlotte for 30 years and is a great trusted
resource for your travel needs.
(704) 334-6666,www.crowncabinc.com

Uber and Lyft can easily be found throughout Charlotte’s Uptown area. Find
the Uber App and Lyft App in your Apple or Android store, often the first
ride on either service is free.

 

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Food and drink recommendations Resteraunt-Icon2.png

7thStreet Public Market- conveniently located next to the 7thStreet rail stop, this market has everything you’ll need from coffee, snacks, meals, drinks, and shopping. With multiple vendors located under one roof, you can feel great shopping and supporting local goods and businesses. The market can be found at 224 E 7thSt, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 230-4346,www.7thstreetpublicmarket.com

Amelie’s French Bakery & Café- one of Charlotte’s yummiest stops has coffee, sandwiches, snacks, and delicious French pastries. Be sure to try their salted caramel brownie!

Whether you’re in the mood for Southern comfort food or high-end fare, Charlotte has it! Many Charlotte restaurants have been featured on TV programs, including Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. For inspiration, check out this list of the top 50 must-try, local Charlotte restaurants:
https://www.charlotteagenda.com/97756/top-50-restaurants-in-charlotte/

 

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Places of interest around Uptown Charlotte Destinations-Icon.png

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art,www.bechtler.org
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture,www.ganttcenter.org
Levine Museum of the New South,www.museumofthenewsouth.org
Mint Museum Uptown,www.mintmuseum.org
NASCAR Hall of Fame,www.nascarhall.com
Blumenthal Performing Arts,www.blumenthalarts.org
Billy Graham Library,www.billygrahamlibrary.org
BB&T Ballpark

 

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