Visiting Charlotte

Getting to Charlotte, NC

Fly Right In

Just 7 miles away, it only takes about 15 minutes to get from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Charlotte Convention Center, and there are multiple cost-effective ways to do so. For a one-way trip to or from Uptown, taxis cost a flat rate of $25 and a hybrid-electric Sprinter Bus Service costs $2.20. Ride-share services from Uber and Lyft are also available, with designated meeting locations at baggage claim.

Travel tips and tricks:

MyTSA App

The MyTSA app provides airline passengers with 24/7 access to the most frequently requested airport security information on any mobile device. With “MyTSA”, you can:
  • Check the delay information at your favorite airports nationwide.
  • Check how busy the airport is likely to be on your specific day and time of travel based on historical data
  • and more!
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Schedule a ride

Don’t forget! The Uber app lets you schedule a ride up to 30 days in advance, so you don’t leave anything to chance. When you schedule at least 60 minutes in advance, your price for the trip will be locked in.

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Navigating the City

Centrally located in the Queen City’s Uptown, the Charlotte Convention Center is easily accessible from Interstate 85, Interstate 77, and U.S. Highway 74. Plus, with the building’s two entrances, College Street and East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, you can find convenient parking in a garage or lot close to or connected to the Convention Center.

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THINGS TO DO

Indianapolis is a beautiful, vibrant city with tons to see and do! From axe throwing to a zombie scavenger hunt, here are some of our staff favorites, just in case you have some down time, or want to extend your stay!

Medal Of Honor Memorial

Built to honor those service members who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest military award for valor in the U.S. Beautifully designed with 27 glass panes and Indiana limestone in shades of buff, grey, pink, and yellow. Illumination corresponds with a 30-minute audio tour that is played over a speaker system. This free tour is made up of stories about the wars, and accounts of living Medal recipients.

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Bad Axe Indianapolis

Just when you thought it was safe to avoid the sport of competitive basket weaving, now you can enjoy the sport of axe throwing! Enjoy a 1-hour axe throwing session with a dedicated axe throwing coach. Coaches provide a safety talk, demonstrate throwing techniques and are there to guide you through your experience. No experience is necessary, and all skill levels are welcome.

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Zombie Scavengers

Fans of everything dead, and the rest of us, may get a kick out of this app that provides a list of items that are crucial for you to survive. It features fun, zombie-themed challenges to perform. There’s an interactive live remote guide while you play. It’s family-friendly fun, so bring your family, half-eaten or alive, willing or not, and survive the zombie apocalypse.

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Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis features five floors of fun and interactive learning that have the power to transform the lives of children and families across the arts, world cultures, sciences, and humanities. Great place for all ages, and yes, dinosaurs!

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

The Museum, which is uniquely situated inside the historic 2.5-mile oval track, is recognized as one of the most highly visible museums in the world that is dedicated to automobiles and auto racing.

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NCAA Hall of Champions

Two levels of interactive exhibits engage visitors and create a true-to-life understanding of what it takes to make the grade. All 24 NCAA sports are represented, with trivia challenges, current team rankings, video highlights and artifacts donated from colleges nationwide. There is a fully interactive area for competing virtually and hands-on through sports simulators, a 1930s retro gymnasium, ski simulator and more.

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Downtown Indy Canal Walk

Walk the 1.5-mile-long Downtown Canal Walk stretching from the Indiana University School of Medicine at 11th St., south toward the Indiana State Library on Ohio St., before turning to the west toward Military Park, the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, and the Indiana State Museum, all of which are a short walk from the JW Marriott. Along the way, see some of Indy’s best contemporary architecture. The three-mile loop is a popular spot for fitness enthusiasts and serenity-seekers. The downtown waterfront has pedal boats, gondolas, bicycles, surreys and Segways.

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Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo was the first in the nation to be accredited as a combined zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden. Visit the amazing International Orangutan Center, Dolphin Pavilion, shark touch tank, Flights of Fancy, White River Gardens and much more. The zoo is accredited by both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the American Alliance of Museums. The zoo is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Visitors Guide:

Check out the 2022 official Charlotte City Guide for a full list of things to do in the area.

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