The largest city in North Carolina, Charlotte may not feature at the top of most people's bucket lists, but this booming metropolis has much to offer visitors of every age. One of the country's fastest growing major cities, Charlotte is a great place to bring the kids with attractions like the Carowinds Amusement Park and the Discovery Center to look forward too. The city's history is on display at stately neighborhoods like the Fourth Ward where stunning Victorian mansions stand alongside beautifully landscaped parks, rose gardens and whimsical bird houses. Other top attractions include the Billy Graham Library and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte is a city that revels in sporting action, home to professional teams like the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League, the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball League, and the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, not to mention the NASCAR races hosted by the Charlotte Motor Speedway. There are plenty of fine dining and entertainment options as well, even as Charlotte remains a primary business and banking hub.