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Things to do in Charlotte

FOODIES

  1. Amélie's French Bakery – Uptown Location or Noda District Location (Open 24hrs/364 days a year) http://www.ameliesfrenchbakery.com/charlotte-noda
    • Offering a full selection of pastries, desserts, soups, salads, sandwiches, tartines and quiche as well as locally roasted coffee and espresso by Magnolia Coffee and loose leaf tea by Harney & Sons. There are plenty of areas to plug in your laptop or gather for a business meeting.
  2. French Quarter – American pub food & some Cajun-inspired dishes in a lively grill with a stained-glass bar & a patio.
  3. Mert’s Heart & Soul - Husband-&-wife-run spot for Southern soul food, including Lowcountry dishes, in a colorful setting.
  4. McCormick & Schmicks - Upscale steak & seafood chain known for its clubby environs & happy hour.
  5. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Gauchos roam the dining room continuously offering exquisite churrasco of over 15 rotisserie meats including top sirloin, filet, ribs, lamb, pork, chicken, sausage and fish. Chima's sumptuous salad bar blends Brazilian and American favorites from salads, cold cuts, cheeses, soup and traditional Brazilian hot dishes.
  6. Aria Tuscan Grill - Refined Italian fare, a robust wine list & happy-hour specials in a trendy, contemporary setting.
  7. Mimosa Grill - New American fare with a Southern accent served in a stylish, contemporary setting.
  8. 7th Street Public Market - 7th Street Public Market is Charlotte's Uptown food destination. From fresh baked bread to locally made fresh pizza, a variety of wines or savory treats, your taste buds will thank you for stopping by! The goods you find are sure to complement the fresh, regional produce you buy from our featured farmers.

TRANSPORTATION

  1. Uber
  2. Lyft
  3. Taxi System
  4. Charlotte’s Light Rail – Lynx www.lynxcharlotte.com/

SHOPPING

  1. South Park Mall
  2. North Lake Mall
  3. Concord Mills Outlet
  4. Charlotte Premium Outlets

ARTS & CULTURE

  1. Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art + Culture – Located at the Levine Center for the Arts in the former Brooklyn neighborhood – one of the city's oldest African-American communities – the Harvey B. Gantt Center is Charlotte's destination for the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent. The Center celebrates culture through dance, music, visual and literary arts, film, educational programs, theatre productions and community outreach.
  2. Levine Museum of the New South –
  3. Housing the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War Southern history, Levine Museum of the New South is a Charlotte must-see. The New York Times writes, “There is an appealing integrity in the way the museum takes on its subjects.”
  4. NASCAR Hall of Fame - With 150,000 square feet of mechanical genius, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is the ideal place for your next cool car fix. Always wanted to hone your mechanical skills? More than 50 interactives let you try everything from a fully operational engine dynamometer to a simple comparison of your home floor jack to its lightweight counterpart used “over the wall.” It’s All At The Hall.
  5. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art - The museum's terra-cotta-tiled building is one of Charlotte's most inspired and inspiring spaces. Designed by eminent architect Mario Botta, the museum's architecture displays a sculptural power that connects to the dynamic art inside it.
  6. Charlotte Symphony - As one of the largest professional performing arts organizations in the central Carolinas, the CSO has grown a premier musical institution that now delivers more than 70 concerts each season and reaches more than 130,000 people annually through artistic and education programs.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

  1. Carowinds – Located at the NC/SC border, the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas touts world-class thrill rides, live entertainment, authentic Carolina cuisine and more. Feel the sting of Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster. Winner of the 2015 Golden Ticket Award for "Best New Ride" by the readers of Amusement Today, this steel behemoth reaches heights of 325 feet tall and breathtaking speeds of 95 miles per hour. In 2016, Carowinds has a world full of incredible new experiences, making for one epic season.
  2. BB&T Ballpark - Charlotte Nights Baseball
  3. Discovery Place - There's fun for everyone in the family including hands-on learning labs, an aquarium and rainforest, IMAX and 3D theatre and more!

NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Noda District - You can find live theatre performances, comedy, and music for the intimate crowd or for a group of hundreds. Charlotte's historic arts and entertainment district is centered 2 miles from Uptown at North Davidson and 36th Streets. NoDa is our city's most eclectic area - with artists, music, independent restaurants, shops, live performances and street vendors.
  2. EpiCentre - the EpiCentre provides an experience that is memorable, fun and exciting. You’ll find over 10 outdoor patios, nearly 200 TV screens, a captivating rooftop terrace, a five-screen state of the art cinema and an amazing bowling alley at the EpiCentre. Our cafés, restaurants and fine dining can easily take you from breakfast to late night dining; with nearly 40 venues featuring nightlife, restaurants and shopping the EpiCentre is the perfect spot to journey through day or night!
  3. NFL – Carolina Panthers
  4. NBA - Charlotte Hornets Basketball
  5. StrikeCity - StrikeCity is far from the bowling alley that you remember as a kid. Its all about excellent food, value, service and hospitality. In a few words StrikeCity is a 21st century, multimedia, bowling, dining and private event facility. It has a comfortable dining room, 3 full bars, private event rooms, 18 lanes of bowling, and a truly world class sports bar – all under one roof.
  6. Comedy Zone CharlotteSS - The Charlotte club, located at the NC Music Factory is considered by the industry as one of the premier clubs in the country. With seating for 400 guests and state of the art sound and lighting, there is not a more impressive venue in the region. In addition to bringing in the best in LIVE comedy, the club is available as a rental for meetings, banquets, charity functions or any type of special event.
 

 

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