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Published: 08/22/2011 by Ron Gaskin in Travel
There are certain parts of our fair nation where American history really seems to come to life—where it lives and breathes even in the present day. The American South is especially rich with these historic sites, it seems, sites that serve as modern monuments to the American Revolution, to early agrarian life, to the Civil War, and so forth. There’s one such historic site located not too far from the Queen City—the site of Historic Brattonsville, one of the region’s top tourist attractions...
Published: 08/23/2011 by John Gibson in Travel
When you think of Charlotte, North Carolina you probably picture a bustling city with high-rise buildings, four lane highways, large shopping centers, and a seemingly endless network of restaurants, lounges, and swanky bars. While this perception of the Queen City is both favorable and true, there is another side to this hub of southern activity that may be a pleasant surprise: Lake Norman.
Published: 08/22/2011 by Kelly Shwartz in Travel
Understanding the history of a city is an important part of enjoying all of the great things that it has to offer. Charlotte, North Carolina has a rich history that many visitors and even residents are unaware of. Life in the Queen City was much different 200 years ago, but luckily the Historic Latta Plantation allows its visitors to witness first hand the way of life that residents of the 1800s experienced.
Published: 08/23/2011 by Brie DePaulo in Travel
The Queen City is known for more than just being one of the most exciting and flourishing cities in the South; Charlotte, North Carolina is located in a geographically rich and, to be honest, quite beautiful location. One of the most convenient cities in the region, thanks to its close proximity to both mountains and the coast, as well as its own wealth of lakes and state parks, Charlotte is a popular destination for both visitors and people looking for a new place to call home.
Charlotte, North Carolina is not known for its beaches or for a tropical atmosphere, as it is not near the coast, but it does have several beautiful lakes that provide all of the marine fun you could hope for! In fact, the Queen City boasts several breathtaking lakeside communities that offer resort-style living and year-round access to fishing, swimming, boating, and other activities. The most popular of these is Lake Wylie, a community that offers a great balance between work and play!