Explore Charlotte

Discover all that the Queen City has to offer while you are in town for NPE 2023!

With its unique charm, diverse neighborhoods, notable attractions and mouth-watering southern food and drinks; there is something for everyone to enjoy in Charlotte, NC. We are excited for you to visit and spend time with your paving and pavement maintenance industry peers here in the Tar Heel State!

We’ve put together some recommendations and resources to help you make the most out of your time in Charlotte, NC:

Getting to Charlotte


The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is just 7 miles away from the Convention Center, about a 15-minute drive.

Taxis, shuttle buses and ride-share transportation options are available at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Driving into Charlotte

You can also access The Charlotte Convention Center from Interstate 85, Interstate 77, and U.S. Highway 74.

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Click the image below to view the convention center parking map.

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Food and Drinks

Don’t settle for just a cup of coffee. Start the day off right with these favorite brunch spots in Charlotte.

Charlotte has amazing views and beautiful weather to compliment! Take your dining experience outside with these rooftop restaurants and bars.

If you’ve only got eyes for burgers and fries, Charlotte’s got you covered! Check out 15 of the best burgers in Charlotte.

Named one of the Top 10 Best Craft Beer Towns in America, Charlotte has plenty of breweries to try while you are in town. Sip your way around the town with this Beer Bucket List. 

Winner, winner, BBQ dinner! Is it all about the smoke or the sauce? You decide; here’s a list of the best barbeque in the Charlotte-area.

Last but not least… don’t leave town without stopping in for these must-try Charlotte delicacies!  

Root for the Home Team

Charlotte has something for every sports fan, from the football field to the speedway. Cheer on your colleagues and get ready for some healthy competition at these Charlotte-area sports attractions!

FYI – Plan ahead and catch a game! The Charlotte Hornets will be playing the Chicago Bulls while we are in town for NPE 2023. Get your tickets!

Music Venues/Nightlife

Ready hit the town? This local guide to Charlotte’s nightlife highlights it’s cocktail bars, live music venues, dive bars and speakeasies – check out the spots to be when the sun goes down!


  1. Nascar Hall of Fame
  2. Charlotte Motor Speedway
  3. Distillery tour
  4. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  5. Carolinas Aviation Museum
  6. Charlotte Registion Farmers market
  7. The Evening Muse
  8. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  9. Carowinds Theme Park
  10. Mint Museum of Art

Learn more about the Charlotte experience here.


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