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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte puts guests in the heart of a vibrant and dynamic city, alive with contemporary entertainment, outstanding dining and nightlife, acclaimed museums and cultural offerings. And for sports enthusiasts and families looking for fun-filled adventure, it is one of the most ideally situated hotels, near Carowinds amusement park, Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Spectrum Center, to fulfill your passions. With a vast array of attractions to visit, let the hotel’s concierge assist you in planning an outing in and around Charlotte.


The Charlotte area features spectacular gardens, such as the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and spring is when many of these locations are in vibrant, full bloom. Another spring highlight for Charlotte is the PGA Tour’s annual tournament held in early May, followed by two major NASCAR events in late May, both presented at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Family-friendly Charlotte amusement parks include Carowinds often called the thrill capital of the region, and few guests can resist the remarkable outdoor recreation choices available at the US National Whitewater Center. Further outdoor entertainment awaits at Charlotte’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and other outdoor concert venues, while many restaurants offer outdoor dining in the warm summer months.

Fall /Winter

Next door to The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NBA season begins in mid-fall for the hometown team, among many other sports events and gatherings at the popular arena. Arts and performance seasons also begin at the Blumenthal and other performing arts venues, many in walking distance of our Uptown Charlotte hotel. Farther afield, stylish and arts-oriented Asheville beckons, as do the brilliantly hued leaves of North Carolina as they change colors during the autumn months. Don’t miss the region’s wineries either; North Carolina is gaining considerable acclaim for its contributions to viniculture.

November and December are a magical time in Charlotte, as some of the nation’s most beautiful holiday decorations are displayed throughout the city. Charlotte’s famed Thanksgiving Parade passes right by The Ritz-Carlton and heralds the holiday season in a memorable way; it is one of the largest parades presented in the United States each year. Holiday on Ice, an uptown annual holiday tradition, is great for the entire family. After the start of the year, the region continues to beckon, as magical indoor venues like Discovery Place provide fascinating indoor entertainment for the young and young-at heart, while the state’s ski and snowboard resorts also await outdoor enthusiasts visiting North Carolina.