The largest city in North Carolina, Charlotte, is constantly growing and changing. Thanks to its many different, distinct neighborhoods, you can enjoy some modern entertainment with a touch of southern charm during your stay.
Start your day in Uptown, which is the center of Charlotte both geographically and culturally. Check out the Levine Museum of the New South to learn more about southern history from the end of the Civil War until now. For a nice afternoon stroll, hit up The Green, which is a cheerful, literature-themed park. Staying in the vicinity, visit the Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The Fourth Ward Park offers beautiful views of Charlotte’s skyline.
Alternatively, you can rent a car and head over to NoDa (North Davidson), also known as the Historic Arts District. This eclectic neighborhood is home to many small businesses, art galleries, and locally owned eateries. Every first and third Friday of the month, there is an Art Crawl.
For a more alternative vibe, Plaza Midwood is a great idea. This neighborhood on the rise offers a multitude of consignment shops and local galleries. Do not miss out on the locally-owned Nova’s Bakery. Afterwards, be sure to take a drive through Myers Park to visit some of the gorgeous “old money” estates.
Once the hunger sets in, treat yourself to traditional Southern style comfort food and barbecue. To compliment your meal, try the specialty of sweet tea.
If you can, take a trip out to Belmont for the day. While in town, make sure to stop by the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.