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Popular amenities for Charlotte vacation rentals

Stay near Charlotte's top sights

Concord Mills184 locals recommend
SouthPark326 locals recommend
Spectrum Center245 locals recommend
PNC Music Pavilion82 locals recommend
U.S. National Whitewater Center405 locals recommend
Northlake Mall128 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Charlotte

  • Total rentals

    5.3K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    196K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    3K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    2K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    1K properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    3.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Charlotte

Welcome to Charlotte

Cosmopolitan Charlotte is North Carolina’s largest city, with towering Uptown skyscrapers, unique museums, and a plethora of lively neighborhoods steeped in history. The municipality rose to prominence in the early 19th century during Carolina’s gold rush, and later prospered thanks to thriving cotton, textile, and banking industries. If you hear someone call it the Queen City, that’s because Charlotte is named after the wife of King George III.

The weather is suitable for adventuring in nature year-round, and the number of indoor and outdoor attractions is staggering; in the morning you can hike the trails in Little Sugar Creek Greenway or spike your adrenaline at the U.S. National Whitewater Center — the world’s largest manmade whitewater river. Later on you can marvel at the NASCAR Hall of Fame or wander the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Finally, you can finish the day strong by sampling craft beers or catching a show at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. These are only a few of the many reasons this place regularly makes lists of the best U.S. cities to live in.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Charlotte

The optimal time to visit Charlotte is in the fall or the spring, when the weather is most temperate, crowds aren’t too bad, and parks and gardens tend to look their best. Summer sees a sharp increase in visitors, but it’s also a fantastic time to experience the U.S. National Whitewater Center and then swap adventure tales over al fresco craft brews in one of the city’s numerous beer gardens. Winter does bring colder climes, but the city’s used to it, and businesses remain open throughout the year. Events you may want to plan a visit around include the Taste of Charlotte food festival in early June and Charlotte Pride in mid-August. Motorsports season at the Charlotte Motor Speedway runs from April to November.


Top things to do in Charlotte

U.S. National Whitewater Center

The world’s largest artificial rafting river is also a training facility for international sporting events and frequently appears on adventurous visitors’ to-do lists. In addition to truly outstanding river rafting opportunities, the center also offers biking, zip lines, live music, and craft beer.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Step into this fairytale of a park and meander through 380 acres of Seussian gardens featuring bubbling fountains and a lovely conservatory housing tropical plants and orchards. The garden is open to the general public on weekends, and hosts a magical Chinese Lantern Festival every October.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

An ode to the history and future of the auto racing company, this shrine-like museum honors exceptionally skilled drivers as well as crews, owners, broadcasters, and other big names in the sport. It also contains interactive exhibits, race car simulators, and theaters for video presentations and live entertainment. Nearby, the Charlotte Motor Speedway features a quad oval track where big-time races take place yearly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Charlotte?

    Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters and hot, humid summers. The average temperature ranges from 32°F to 51°F (0°C to 10.5°C) in January and 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C) in July. Always check the forecast ahead of your trip.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Charlotte?

    Exploring the vibrant neighborhoods like NoDa and Plaza Midwood is popular in Charlotte. Visitors also enjoy attending a Carolina Panthers game, exploring the Mint Museum, or taking a stroll through Freedom Park.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Charlotte?

    Late spring to early fall is the most popular time to visit Charlotte. Major events include the Charlotte Jazz Festival in April, the Speed Street 600 Festival in May, and the Carolina Renaissance Festival from September to November.

  • What are the best places to visit in Charlotte?

    The most popular places to visit in Charlotte include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Billy Graham Library, and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is also a unique attraction in the city.

  • What are some hiking trails in Charlotte?

    The McDowell Nature Preserve provides 7 miles (11.2 km) of trails to explore, while the Anne Springs Close Greenway has 40 miles (64.3 km) of nature trails. For a more urban hike, consider the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, an engaging trail that winds through the heart of Charlotte.

  • What are some family activities to do in Charlotte?

    The Discovery Place Science Museum is often recommended for families, as well as the ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center. You could also explore the Carolina Raptor Center or enjoy a day at Carowinds amusement park.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Charlotte?

    You may consider visiting the charming town of Davidson, just 22 miles (35 km) north of the city, for its relaxed atmosphere and local charm. For outdoor activities, Lake Norman is a popular destination, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center has a variety of water-based activities.

  • Where should I stay in Charlotte?

    Make yourself at home in Charlotte by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 400 vacation rentals in University City North, over 2,920 vacation rentals in Plaza Midwood, over 2,240 vacation rentals in Dilworth, over 2,140 vacation rentals in NoDa, and over 1,890 vacation rentals in Myers Park.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Charlotte?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Charlotte. From over 2,800 house rentals to over 430 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Charlotte?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 3,160 vacation rentals in Charlotte featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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