If you find yourself in North Carolina while traveling through the United States, Concord is a fun, relaxing stopping point on your journey. The city is located just over 25 miles northeast of Charlotte, a major city near the southwest border of the state. You'll find plenty to do in the downtown area near Memorial Gardens, and other attractions are located in the eastern part of the city near the Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills Mall. The speedway offers a Richard Petty driving experience and NASCAR racing, and the mall features the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium.
The Rider transit system in Concord helps both locals and visitors get around the city with the goal of easing traffic congestion and improving air quality. From your hotel downtown, you'll have easy access to Interstate 85, which runs through the middle of the city and connects to Charlotte and other nearby cities.
While you're in North Carolina, try the state's signature flair for barbeque at least once, and if you're more adventurous, try deep-fried cornbread for a real treat. Brunswick stew and pimiento cheese sandwiches are other common dish in the area. Every year, communities around North Carolina hold a festival centered around ramps, a type of onion.