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Connecting flight in Charlotte - suggestions what to do

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Connecting flight in Charlotte - suggestions what to do

Hello, My friend and I have a connection in Charlotte on the way home to the UK from Las Vegas. We will have a 12 hour wait for our flight home - does anyone have any suggestions what we could do near the airport. Many thanks :)

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1. Re: Connecting flight in Charlotte - suggestions what to do

Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not in a great location to get to many things. If you rent a car, you could go to either the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont (about a 15-20 min. drive from the airport) or, if you are more adventersome, the Whitewater Center (about 10 min. from the airport). You could also go downtown (I think there is a shuttle bus, but am not certain of the cost) to the Epicenter (shops, restaurants, movies, bowling) or the NASCAR Hall of Fame. There are also several excellent museums downtown, including Discovery Place, a hands-on science museum your kids would probably enjoy, The Levine Museum of the New South with history, and several art museums. Also in Belmont, just off I-85 and about 15 min. from the airport is a bowling alley near several restaurants.

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2. Re: Connecting flight in Charlotte - suggestions what to do

Take a Sprinter Bus & go to downtown area - see previous thread about Epicentre, also several good museums (Bechtler, Levine's of the new South, etc.) You could even take a Segway tour....

Sprinter Bus: …ridetransit.org/BusSchedules/…

= schedule (select 5 Airport)

charmeck.org/city/…sprinter.aspx

charmeck.org/city/…05-Sprinter.pdf

(short-lived link; if it does not work, go to the 1st link...)

http://www.bechtler.org/

www.museumofthenewsouth.org/programs_events/

http://www.discoveryplace.org/

http://www.nascarhall.com/

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restaurants: brixxpizza.com/locations/charlotte-uptown

allmenus.com/nc/…

www.charlottesgotalot.com

http://clclt.com/

http://www.charlottenctours.com/faq

Visit the Info. Centre @ the Baggage Claim area for additional advice & where to board the Sprinter....

Be back @ the airport at least 75 mins prior to flight...

Edited: 8:23 am, April 11, 2012
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3. Re: Connecting flight in Charlotte - suggestions what to do

OK - here is more info. about the Sprinter Bus.

Fares: Still $1.75 - supposed to go up soon; have change ready....

charmeck.org/city/…default.aspx

charmeck.org/city/…sprinter.aspx

Very good & inexpensive way to get to downtown (Here called Uptown)

Example of video; there are others:

www.youtube.com/watch…

Edited: 8:30 am, April 11, 2012
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