It's a running joke in Charlotte that visitors only need to visit the Queen City once. Why? Because they end up moving here afterwards. That may not always be the case, but with a community so rich in captivating culture, colorful cityscapes, and cosmopolitan character, the thriving quality of life here is abundantly clear.
Charlotte's a city where Olympic-caliber adventurers rub elbows with culture mavens. A city that captivates both NASCAR heroes and finance leaders. And a city where Northern newcomers exchange smiles on the street with Carolina natives. Visitors are sure to be just as captivated too.
What Is There to Do in Charlotte?
Never-before-seen masterpieces on display, exquisite entrees from renowned chefs, and mind-blowing museums are among the debuts that Charlotte, North Carolina has welcomed.
Once you’re here, explore off-the-beaten-path Charlotte neighborhoods, high octane adventures at attractions like the NASCAR Hall of Fame and time-tested, year-round things to see and do. No matter where you go in Charlotte, you’ll find a lot to your liking …not to mention plenty of Southern comforts and urban excitement along the way.
Places to Eat in Charlotte
Charlotte offers a great variety of eateries around the convention center, as well as further out. Click here for ideas!
How Do I Get There?
By Air- Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) connects the Carolinas to the world with more daily flights per capita than any other airport in the nation. The cost of a taxi from the airport to the city center is approximately $25 (USD).
IAFP has made arrangements with Delta airlines for discounted airfare for IAFP attendees. To use the discount, go to www.delta.com. CLick on "From Airport", then click on "Meeting Event Code". In the "Meeting Event Code" field, use one of the following codes: U.S. travelers use "NMETY"; International travelers use "NMETX".
By Train - Amtrak provides daily passenger rail service to the North and South lines that access most of the United States.
By Car - I-77 and I-85 connect Charlotte to cities in the Northeast, Southwest, and Midwest. Convenient I-40, less than one hour north, provides an important east/west link with coast-to-coast access. Click here for a map.
IAFP has a discount available for rental cars through Avis. Click here to make a reservation.
Join your colleagues at IAFP 2013 in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. Register before June 26 to receive the best rate!
North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) Tour
Scientists at NCRC in Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte, invite IAFP attendees to tour the campus on Monday, July 29. Sign up for the tour when you register for IAFP 2013.