Countdown To Grand Prix Charlotte: 2 Days Out – Travel And Lodging!

If you need help getting to #GPCharlotte or just a roof over your head once you’re there, Cedric Phillips has everything you need! Modern Weekend is just days away!

Welcome back to the Grand Prix Charlotte countdown blog! Yesterday, I introduced you to our featured cosplayer, Christine Sprankle, who will be joining us at Grand Prix Charlotte this weekend. So if you’re looking to get a photo with Noble Hierarch or Avacyn, the Purifier, The Queen City is the place to be on May 20-22.

Now that you know all of the reasons to attend Grand Prix Charlotte, the only thing left to do is figure out how to get there and where to lay your head at night. So let’s talk travel and lodging today, shall we?


If you’re flying to Grand Prix Charlotte, you’ve only got one airport to choose from: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Charlotte Douglas International Airport, a joint civil-military public international airport, is less than eight miles from the Charlotte Convention Center with plenty of public transportation available to get to and from. I’ve flown through CLT quite a few times during my travels for the SCG Tour® and have found it fairly simple to navigate, so anyone with fears of having to navigate a complex airport can rest easy.


Finding a place to stay this late in the game can be difficult, but here are three hotels that should be able to assist you in finding a place to lay your head at night:

Sheraton (Charlotte Uptown)

555 S. McDowell St.

Charlotte, NC 28204

(794) 372-4100

Distance from venue = .5 miles

Parking = $20/day

Rate = $139/night

Aloft (Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre)

210 E. Trade St.

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 333-1999

Distance from venue = .4 miles

Parking = $20/day

Rate = $139/night

Courtyard (Charlotte City Center)

237 S. Tryon St.

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 926-5800

Distance from venue = .3 miles

Parking = $12/day

Rate = $139/night

To view additional hotels in the area, please click here.


The Charlotte Convention Center is surrounded by many parking options. For more information, please click here.

What Tomorrow Brings

Now that you know more about how to make your way around The Queen City, you’re gonna need to find some good places to eat. Fortunately for you, I’m a foodie through and through. So for tomorrow’s last entry in the Grand Prix Charlotte countdown blog, I’ll be telling you about all of the excellent places to eat at during your stay at Grand Prix Charlotte. See ya then!

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