Visiting Charlotte

Of course, you’re heading to Charlotte to experience TCI EXPO 2018. But the fun doesn’t end when the show floor closes!

Experience the energy and excitement of what North Carolina’s most populous city has to offer in the way of great food, culture, nightlife, entertainment and shopping!


Hungry? Charlotte has many dining options within walking distance of the convention center, including restaurants, breweries, bars and coffee houses. Treat yourself, take a friend or take your team – there’s something for everyone!

Does your action-packed EXPO schedule have you pinched for time? The Charlotte Convention Center is home to Delish Food Court, where you have access to a wide variety of quick menu items and snacks.

Happy Hours & Nightlife

Charlotte’s nightlife is magnetic. When the sun goes down, the city buzzes with born-to-be-famous local musicians, energetic dance floors, speakeasies serving up carefully crafted cocktails, breweries overflowing with local suds and more. There’s something for every personality in every pocket of the city. Check out the nightlife and entertainment.

Shopping & Sight-seeing

Known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to a wide array of shopping, including vintage gems, outlets and boutiques. Also popular are the attractions, including the largest man-made whitewater river and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Other Activities

Craving a bit of the outdoors after a day on the trade show floor? Check out the many parks, preserves and trails close to Charlotte. Take in a game, go indoor rock climbing or rent a bike from the city’s rideshare program to tour the city.

Charlotte NC Tours is offering an exclusive 10% discount (promo code: TCIACharlotte) for TCI EXPO attendees for the following Segway tours!

2 Hour Markets, Museums & Parks Segway Tour: This tour will explore Uptown Charlotte's rich history, art, architecture, parks and museums. Destinations include - Levine Avenue of the Arts, The Green, Panthers Stadium, Historic 4th Ward, 7th Street Public Market, Romare Bearden Park .

1.5 Hour Historic Neighborhoods Segway Tour: Guests will glide through Uptown Charlotte, taking in the beautiful sites of historic Charlotte. Destinations include - Levine Avenue of the Arts, Historic 4th Ward, Historic 2nd Ward, 3rd Ward, 1st Ward and The Green.

Taste & Glide Segway Tour: Participants will explore the history of Uptown Charlotte, while stopping at three local restaurants for a food tasting. Destinations may include 7th Street Public Market, Amelie's, Red Eye Diner, Midnight Diner, Poplar Street Cafe, Mert's Heart and Soul.

Visitor’s Guide

Check out the official Charlotte City Guide for a full list of things to do in the area.