Things to Know Before Visiting Charlotte — Weather, Advisories

Check Charlotte’s advisories before visiting.

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  • As of August, some spaces in Charlotte have face-covering requirements.
  • Domestic and international travelers should follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. 
  • Most state parks, museums, historic sites, and tours are open. Check their websites before visiting.

COVID-19 Protocol

According to the government of North Carolina’s website, there are no travel restrictions in place and visitors are not required to quarantine upon arrival. Most state parks, museums, historic sites, and tours are open but you may want to call ahead of time to make a reservation. 

In August, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted a face-covering requirement for indoor public places, businesses, or establishments within the city of Charlotte, regardless of vaccination status. 

Domestic and international travelers are strongly urged to follow the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Those visiting the “Queen City” are also encouraged to download SlowCOVIDNC, a notification app that lets users know of any community exposures or risks.

Local laws and requirements are always changing, so before visiting, check the city’s COVID-19 updates.


According to U.S. News, Charlotte’s hottest —and busiest— months are June through August. If you plan to travel in the summer, try to stay hydrated and watch for heat advisories considering temperatures can spike to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

It hardly snows in the winter and the city tends to be less crowded in the colder season, but be cautious of traffic and closed establishments in light of unexpected weather. 

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