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Best Times to Visit Charlotte

The best time to visit Charlotte is from March through May or from September through November, the shoulder seasons when the city is less crowded and hotels are less expensive. Though it's tempting to visit in summer thanks to the extended hours offered by some of the city's top attractions, June through August is also the busiest (not to mention the hottest) time to be in the Queen City. Plan an early autumn visit and you'll be rewarded with mild temps and agreeable hotel prices. Winters are fairly pleasant snow is rare and the evening lows hover between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You'll also find that tourists abandon the city this time of year, and hotel rates take a nose dive.

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March-May

Spring in Charlotte means warm weather average highs are between the 60s and the upper 70s and a full schedule of events. Although you might have to share the city with other vacationers, April is by far the best month to visit. This is when attractions switch to using spring and summer hours.  

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June-August

Summers in Charlotte are crowded, expensive and hot, with temperatures climbing above 100 degrees from time to time. However, the city hosts some of its most popular events, and the attractions stay open longer.  

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September-November

In fall, the crowds thin out and the hotel prices drop. The weather is more bearable than the sweltering summers, too, as the temperatures ease from the 80s into the low 70s. And although the attractions will switch over to their winter hours come October, there are still loads of events going on throughout the city.  

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December-February

Winters mark the quiet off-season. The event schedule slows down, the temperatures dip into the 50s, hotel rates drop, and attractions operate shorter hours if they're open at all. But if your must-sees are still welcoming visitors, Charlotte can be worth it. Christmastime or the beginning of January when hotel rates and airfare are at their cheapest will be your best bet.  

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