Black Meetings and Tourism

Sept/Oct 2012

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ICI •Pg_43-58__BMT_pg86-162 12/24/12 9:39 AM Page 47 NO RT H C A RO L INA AREA GUIDES TAR HEEL STATE OFFERS PLANNERS MANY OPTIONS BY S O LO M O N J. H ERBERT II W hether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, mountains or beaches, the rhythm of city life or the tranquility of nature, you'll find it all in North Carolina. Host to the 201 Democratic National 2 Convention, Charlotte is a diverse metropolitan area surrounded by many vibrant cities and quaint small tow ns with much to see and do. If you are searching for a day trip or planning a seven- day conference, you'll find dozens of venues and attractions within a short drive of anywhere you meet or vacation in the region. North Carolina offers conference attendees a little something extra that will make their visit a memorable one for them. Taste world-famous barbecue in nearby Lex ington, or head west to explore Asheville and its signature arts, Photo Credit: Katherine W elles North Carolina welcomes you orol. nsbr of it al ree e cente g n th NOR mee TH OL CA R INA ti OM S. FR D.C. 5 HR ton hing Was ro nsbo Gree OM S. FR 5 HR nta Atla r VisitG BM&T ••September/ October • .com oNC bor eens 201 ••w w 2• 47

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