Collected by Steve Cook
My favorite things to do in the Queen City
330 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
What started out as a small bookstore has grown into 5,000 square feet of curated books, cards and gifts. After 20 years of business, Paper Skyscraper is still one of the best places in Charlotte for gifts of any kind. Located in the historic...
300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Romare Bearden Park is a recent addition to Uptown Charlotte’s landscape. Go for a jog on the brick walkway encompassing the park, let the kids don their swimsuits and run through the cascading water, play Frisbee with the dog, or stretch out with...
333 A East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Charlotte B-cycle is an excellent way to see the sights of the city. Simply rent a bicycle at a B-station in town and go. Charlotte is full of beautiful and historic neighborhoods—you need to take your time while pedaling through to enjoy them....
2001 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA
It’s difficult to imagine many things more enjoyable than small-batch, homemade goodies that use local ingredients. In the morning, I tend to go with a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on grilled wheat with an espresso (today was no exception). But...
W Park Ave & Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
If you’re looking for something to do with your family on a Friday evening, look no further than Food Truck Friday in Southend. The Herban Legend, Papiqueso, and Southern Cake Queen are just a few of the mobile cuisine offerings at Camden & Park....
235 W Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
I don’t eat red meat as often as I’d like, but when I do, I really want it to be good. So when I’m deciding on a good red meat sandwich, Common Market is at the top of my cranial list. My default is Darby’s Roast Beef Deluxe: roast beef with cream...
Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
As easy as it would be to spend an entire trip to Zanzibar lazing around on soft-sand beaches, it’s well worth skipping an hour or two of sunbathing to see Stone Town, the ancient district of Zanzibar. With its narrow cobblestoned streets,...
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