, sitting proudly atop a hill and with a host of glistening skyscrapers, is visible from many miles away when approaching by road. As you get nearer, your attention will likely be drawn to the very prominent Bank of America Corporate Center – which, at 60 stories, is the tallest building in the Southeast. A crown-like sculpture adorns its apex, and this is symbolism indeed – Charlotte is nicknamed the “Queen City.” Today Charlotte is the largest city in the Carolinas and is ranked 35th in the country. It is at the center of the largest consolidated rail system in the nation and is a major crossroads for the interstate highway system. It serves as headquarters for some of the nation’s largest banks and, in fact, holds the distinction of being the country’s second-largest banking center. With a city/county population of over 1.3 million, it is one of the nation’s fastest growing metro regions. This rapid growth, generally of an upwardly mobile professional class, has brought in its wake many luxuries. Top-class hotels and restaurants abound. Arts, culture and museums flourish. And Charlotte has become a major-league sports town. This chapter contains romantic
places to stay, the best restaurant discoveries, and the fun activities and special moments that a couple will remember forever.
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