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Charlotte is rich in culture, and boasts diverse local food, art, and musical traditions. Discover all that Charlotte has to offer in the hip South End, the museums Uptown, the music and nightlife in NoDa, and you’ll find reasons to return, every time.
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224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
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James Yoder established Not Just Coffee in 2011. You can't find a better selection of pour-over coffee or handcrafted espresso anywhere. The atmosphere is hip, part of the trendy new 7th Street Market (formerly Reid's). Go more than once, and you...
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2120 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Located in the heart of Charlotte's South End District, Atherton Mill and Market has a vibrant mix of artisans, retailers, and farmer's market vendors, all providing locally sourced goods. Meat, produce, herbs, cheese, pickled assortments, salsa,...
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1419 East Blvd a, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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I never knew being stuffed could be so guilt-free. If you are looking for a delicious, healthy, satisfying way to increase your veggie intake, Fern is a marvelous option. You will get all the essentials like beans, rice, greens, vegetables. And...
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1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
The Light Factory, situated in Uptown Charlotte, is one of only four museums for photography and film in the United States. The Light Factory's mission is to promote the power of image via informing, challenging, and stimulating audiences through...
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NoDa, Charlotte, NC, USA
In NoDa, craft beer pubs, wine bars, and live music joints are plentiful, all within walking distance of the main intersection of Davidson and 36th. This neighborhood is a great location to experience the flavors and nightlife that local...
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101 W Stonewall St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Comprised of four separate venues, the Levine Center for the Arts is one of Charlotte's leading cultural destinations. It holds 1400 works of art by modern artists including Picasso and Warhol, contributions of the African diaspora to American...
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210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
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Situated just one block from the center of the city, EPICENTRE has a lot to offer anyone, anytime. Best experienced in the evening, it's a great place to unwind with a drink and live music on the roof (seasonal) with a great view of the Charlotte...
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1440 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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The Boulevard at South End is committed to featuring local artisans, designers, and craftspeople, and truly has something for everyone—from jewelry to clothing to original artwork to home furnishings—at affordable prices.
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3201 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
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In Charlotte, North Carolina's NoDa (North Davidson) district, several old mills have been converted into art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Stop by Cabo Fish Taco and try the BBQ Mahi Tacos. There is a load of flavor packed into each flour...
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224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
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7th Street Public Market is in the space once occupied by Reid's Market. Wine, beer, sushi, meat, seafood, wild game, produce, pastries, sandwiches, coffee, pizza, cheese, sweets, etc. I took this photo on a weekday morning. As the day progresses...
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2424 North Davidson St #102, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
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Local bakery and cafe Amélie's will satisfy your caffeine cravings and tempt your sweet tooth. The main North Davidson Street location, open 24/7/365, welcomes customers with a wide display of sweets, such as salted caramel brownies, rainbow hued...
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150 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
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Once I land on a favorite dish at a restaurant, I order it repeatedly on subsequent visits. Rooster’s is no exception—I usually go with the spit-fire roasted natural quarter chicken with a side of yukon puree. It is browned and crispy on the...
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2820 Selwyn Ave #160, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA
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Petit Philippe offers some of the finest wines from U.S. and European wine regions, incredibly delectable chocolates made in-house, and a hip, relaxing atmosphere. Grab some wine and chocolate to go, or sit and pass the time in relaxed, European...
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1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
The NC Music Factory is the place for music, comedy, drinks, and dining. The Comedy Zone and The Fillmore showcase some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. When catching a show, save some time for a drink and dinner. Beverages are...
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1235 East Blvd B, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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Dilworth Coffee is one of the few shops in town that roasts their own beans. While the drinks alone are great, the friendly baristas and communal energy contribute to your desire to support this local business. You'll find some of the best...
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128 E Park Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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Lark & Key Gallery is unusual, walking the line between a more traditional art gallery and a boutique focused on crafts. The focus is on visual design, from the prints and paintings to jewelry to the elaborately hand-painted pottery & ceramics.
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224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
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The “local” in Local Loaf, one of the newest additions to 7th Street Market, is not just a ploy to jump on the farm-to-plate bandwagon. These guys mean what they say. Pretty much everything on the menu is locally sourced. I had the pleasure of...
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5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214, USA
U.S. National Whitewater Center is home to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river, offering activities like whitewater rafting and kayaking, flat water kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip lines, a canopy tour, team building, and...
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4450 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA
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A visit to the expansive, 55,000 square foot Sleepy Poet Antique Mall could easily turn into an entire afternoon's adventure. Grab some popcorn from the machine near the cash registers, and get lost in nostalgia meandering through the hundreds of...
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1515 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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Regardless of your sweet and/or caffeinated pleasure, Nova's Bakery has you covered. They provide a wide assortment of freshly-baked breads and pastries, all made in-house. They have two locations in Charlotte—one on Central, one on South. Either...
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Interactive experiments and exhibits at Discovery Place, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, are sure to entertain the most inquisitive of minds. See, hear, and touch science in completely new ways. IMAX Dome films and hands-on activities...
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Since 1997, Imaginon has been challenging and inspiring young minds in the Charlotte area. This innovative space of part library, part theatre, brings an exciting approach to education, learning and the arts. Interactive games, performances, and...
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400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
The 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame entertains fans and honors legends of the sport. Learn about the icons that shaped NASCAR throughout history, all while experiencing interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits, including behind-the-scene...
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2041 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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This fun, kid-friendly establishment continues to be a mainstay in the South End neighborhood. Geoff and Missy Owen established the deli in hopes of being both an enjoyable experience for their customers and a positive force in their community....
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2501 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
Krazy Fish is a unique and fun Plaza Midwood neighborhood restaurant in Charlotte. The focus is on seafood and spice and the global menu includes a multitude of tacos, roti, sandwiches and salads as well as entrees like fried seafood platters and...
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2511 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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Enjoy the rumble from a steady stream of Harleys pulling into the parking lot, and tap into your carnivore heritage on the outdoor patio of Mac's Speed Shop. There's a classic mix on the menu—savory protein options like pulled pork and 'Side Car'...
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235 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
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Everything on your table at Harvest Moon Grille is sourced from within 100 miles of Charlotte. This is what you could call a Farmer-to-Fork restaurant. Chef/owner Cassie Parsons is also the owner of Grateful Growers Farm, located in Lincoln...
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2921 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
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Todd Ford is a retired commercial pilot who discovered he had a knack for brewing. His home brews were so well-crafted and popular among his friends that he and his wife Suzie decided to branch out. They opened NoDa Brewing Company in 2011 and...
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1500 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
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I have been a regular at the chic Soul Gastrolounge since my first visit more than five years ago. A DJ provides great sound, and the entire staff is always incredibly helpful and friendly. Soul is located in Plaza Midwood, a great part of town...
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200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
The Levine Museum of the New South provides an interesting overview of the history and development of the Carolinas, from the Civil War to the present day, with a strong cultural focus. If you've never visited Charlotte before, this museum offers...