Save some dough in Charlotte
A family vacation to North Carolina's biggest city can be a memorable experience, but it can also be expensive. From dining at the area's exquisite restaurants to paying admission to the top cultural and history museums - the costs can add up quickly. So take advantage of the affordable Charlotte rental cars available through Dollar Rent A Car. Right now, you can get extra Charlotte discounts, like a convertible for $45.99 per day or $275.99 per week. And while you're in town, be sure to save some money on these activities:
Take the Fourth Ward Walking Tour
Rather than spending big bucks on a guided tour, take this free, self-led journey. Drive your Charlotte car rental to the INFO!Charlotte office on South Tryon Street to pick up a free touring map. You'll trek through the Fourth Ward, one of the quadrants that the city was divided into in the 1800s (the other three have since been diffused into other neighborhoods). You'll come across gorgeous Victorian homes, the stunning St. Peters Episcopal Church and other historical structures.
Explore the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
Hop back in your Charlotte car rental to visit the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve. It spans more than 730 acres of land that is full of lush greenery, sparkling lakes, soothing streams and family-friendly activities. Hike through more than 10 miles of trails, discovering the native wildlife along the way, or bring the rod and reel for a delightful afternoon of fishing. Lay out a picnic on the soft grass and enjoy the scenic landscape while you eat, then play a game of ball on one of the athletic fields. Additionally, visitors can take in the Backyard Habitat Garden, where there are butterfly gardens, composting demonstrations and birds nipping away at feeders.